MEMBERSHIP


Application for Membership

Those wishing to apply for membership must complete the combined Application and Fee Form and submit it to the General Secretary, together with a more detailed CV for consideration.

Once your application for membership has been accepted (usually within one month) you will be notified.

Application and Fee Form (*.docx)
Application and Fee Form


Membership 2018

Treasurer's Letter
Members Fee Form (*.pdf)
Members Fee Form (*.docx)
Paying Online


Membership





Membership provides the following opportunities


Types of membership

- Active members
- Associate members
- Retired members
- Emeritus members
  1. ACTIVE MEMBERS
  2. As an Active Member you will receive
    • Automatic on-line access to Clinical Toxicology, the official publication of the EAPCCT, which is published ten times a year; paper copies are available for a supplemental fee.
    • Reduced registration fees to EAPCCT Congresses
    • Reduced membership fees for our partner organisation, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and registration fees for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.
    • The Newsletter of the Association.
    • Past issues of Current Awareness in Clinical Toxicology, a monthly summary of research publications in clinical toxicology, including abstracts of the most important papers.
    • Access to the regularly updated electronic Directory of Members.
    • News from Committees and Working Groups.
  3. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
  4. will receive all of the above benefits with the following exceptions.
    • Associate Members will not receive the Journal.
    • Associate Membership is limited to a maximum period of two consecutive years, and only once
    • Associate members will pay a reduced annual subscription.
    • Associate members may attend the General Assembly but are not eligible to vote in the deliberations of the General Assembly and may not hold office in the Association.
  5. RETIRED MEMBERS
  6. will receive all of the above benefits with the following exceptions.
    • Retired members are members of the Association who have retired from the active practice of clinical toxicology and/or do not receive a salary.
    • Retired members shall receive membership benefits as may be prescribed by the Board.
    • Retired members will pay a reduced annual membership fee.
    • Retired members will pay an annual subscription fee if they want to receive the Journal of the Association.
    • Retired members may attend the General Assembly but are not eligible to vote in the deliberations of the General Assembly and are not eligible to serve on the Board of the Association.
    • Retired members can be invited to serve on committees or working groups of the Association.
  7. EMERITUS MEMBERS
  8. will receive all of the above benefits with the following exceptions.
    • Emeritus members are members of the Association who have retired from the active practice of clinical toxicology and who have been recognized by the Board as having made a substantial lifetime contribution to the speciality and/or the Association.
    • This honorary membership can be provided to outstanding members by invitation from the Board and following approval by a majority of members present at the General Assembly.
    • Emeritus members shall receive membership benefits as may be prescribed by the Board.
    • Emeritus members will be exempted of annual membership fees or will pay a reduced annual subscription if they want to receive the Journal of the Association.
    • Emeritus members may attend the General Assembly and are eligible to vote in the deliberations of the General Assembly but may not hold office in the Association.
    • Emeritus members can be invited to serve on committees or working groups of the Association.

Fellowship of the EAPCCT

The Fellowship of the EAPCCT is a discretionary award conferred on members of the Association who have demonstrated distinction and commitment to the speciality of Clinical Toxicology and/or to Poisons Centres and who have made a significant contribution to the work of the Association, its sister organisations and/or its sponsored journal. It is an honorary award that does not carry specific benefits, but Fellows make a contribution to a Fellowship Fund that is used to support worthy causes as recommended by the fellows themselves.

Criteria for Fellowship

Fellows of the EAPCCT are EAPCCT members of good standing with at least 5 years continuing paid membership who have provided evidence of

a) a significant contribution to the work of EAPCCT, e.g. several of the following:
b) contribution to clinical toxicology or poisons centre activity by
(note that multiple contributions are required over several years)

The fellowship is withdrawn should a member stop paying the subscription to the EAPCCT, unless they have been awarded emeritus membership, or should they fail to make their contribution to the Fellowship fund each year. Under these circumstances the former Fellow would need to reapply for fellowship.
Subscribing retired members and emeritus members can be Fellows of the EAPCCT, provided they make their annual contribution to the Fellowship Fund.

Application process

Members wishing to apply are invited to complete and return an application form. Copies of the application form can be downloaded here.
The deadline for receipt is indicated on the documents and is usually the end of November each year.

Consideration of applications

Applications are considered by an EAPCCT Fellowship Committee, which is a standing committee of the Board, appointed by the President, that would usually consist of the Past President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of the Scientific and Meetings Committee and (if appointed and at the discretion of the president) the Chair of the Working Group on Poisons Centres. The Fellowship Committee meets annually, usually in January.

Each application is considered against the fellowship criteria and a recommendation made to the Board for approval. The Board makes the final decision by consensus, or by majority vote if consensus cannot be reached. There is no limit to the numbers of fellows that can be appointed in any year. The decision of the Board is final and there is no right of appeal.

Members of the Fellowship Committee are not able to apply for Fellowship during their term of office. Members of the Board who are being considered for fellowship are not able to take part in discussions.

Award of fellowship

Fellowships are awarded in person at the EAPCCT Congress and details of fellowships awarded are provided on the EAPCCT website. Those members who have received the Fellowship are also indicated on the member’s directory.