Frequently Asked Questions
As a member of a national neurological society listed as an institutional member of EAN, you are automatically what we call an Associate Member with some basic benefits. However, these are restricted, i.e. no voting rights, no access to VIP lounge at the congress, no access to the online Web Conferencing tool, limited access to the Guideline Reference Centre and no rights to apply for EAN grants as a Resident or Research Fellow. You can easily upgrade to Individual Membership which will offer you many more benefits and other discount options. Check out the membership package that matches your status.
If you wish to become a Full Member of EAN, we kindly ask you to fill in the application form and submit your current CV in English to membership(at)ean.org. Please follow the same steps for Resident & Research membership and send an offical, English confirmation of your training status as well.
Your documents will be forwarded to the EAN Secretary General, or the RRFS Secretary respectively for evaluation.
Payment can be made via our online shop system. After you have filled in the application form, you will be re-directed to the payment page. EAN currently offers four payment options: bank transfer, PayPal, direct debit or credit card.
As a Full/Corresponding/Resident & Research Member of EAN, you can make savings on the annual congress of up to €200. Moreover, you may also qualify for other membership fee reductions if you fulfil certain criteria, for example, if you work in a low-income country. To find out all your discount options, please see the detailed information on the respective membership package web page.
The application process may take up to 10 working days. Once your application has been accepted by the Secretary General, you will be asked to make the payment (if this hasn’t already happened) and you will receive a confirmation email and certificate. You may then immediately begin taking advantage of your membership benefits.
Once a year, you will receive a membership renewal mail. You can either make a new payment for your membership renewal fee each year or send us a direct debit authorisation and have it automatically debited from your bank account.
Unfortunately, this is not possible as these are two separate administrative processes.
For administrative reasons, reductions on congress registration fees are only possible if membership payments have been received before May 1st of the same year (i.e. before the congress). If you sign up for membership from May 1st onwards, we consider this ‘on-site’ and the same conditions apply as if you had become a member at the congress. If you join EAN in May you do, however, have the benefit of a 50% discount off your membership fee for that calendar year.
If you become a member after April 30th and are not eligible for any other discount, you pay only 50% of the annual membership fee. If you become a member after September 30th, membership is free for the rest of that calendar year and you will receive the first invoice at the beginning of the next year.
Yes, we will send you all the issues published so far that calendar year.
Please send an email to membership(at)ean.org. We will then delete your details from our membership database. You will continue to have access to your benefits for the remainder of the calendar year. Kindly note that we cannot reimburse membership fees already paid or parts thereof.