Full membership is open to: medical doctors, scientists, pharmacists, statisticians & data specialists, nurses, patient advocates, young oncologists in training, and some other eligible healthcare professionals. Student membership is open to medical and basic science students. The Membership Committee defines the criteria for the different kinds of categories of Full Members, approved by the ESMO Executive Board.
Professional Status - 12 month fee
All medical doctors working in the oncology field or with an interest in oncology.
All scientists working in the oncology field or with an interest in oncology.
Pharmacists with an interest in oncology.
Data specialists and statisticians working in healthcare or research with an interest and educational background in oncology and/or science.
All qualified nurses working in the oncology field.
Volunteers or employees of nationally / internationally recognised Patient Advocacy Groups, who do not fall in to any other professional membership category are eligible for Patient Advocate membership. Individuals must provide an up to date CV in English, and a letter from the Patient Advocacy Group they represent confirming their involvement.
If you are a qualified healthcare professional with an interest and educational background in oncology and/or science, but do not fall in to one of the above groups, you may still be eligible for membership. When applying for membership you will need to submit your CV in English for the Membership Committee to review your application.
Undergraduate medical and science students doing their first degree and interested in oncology are welcome to join the society. Membership is free. Student Members do not have voting rights.
Medical doctors and basic scientists in training e.g. specialising / sub-specialising in medical oncology or other medical specialisation, registered in a PhD programme, undertaking a residency or fellowship and who are under the age of 40 will be eligible for the in training discounted membership fee.
Emeritus membership is open to medical professionals who have now retired but are interested in keeping up to date with developments in the medical oncology field. Requests for the Emeritus membership discount must be submitted in writing to the membership services team.
We are pleased to offer professionals who are working in low or lower-middle income countries a reduced membership fee of €25 euros; and a fee of €50 to those in upper-middle income countries. This 'two tier' structure uses the World Bank classification of low, lower-middle and upper-middle countries based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita and calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.
ESMO has established agreements with a number of national oncology societies. If you are a member of one of these societies, please indicate this in your application or if you are already a member inform the membership services team in order to benefit from the discounted fee.
ESMO membership is not available to individuals currently employed in or primarily involved in the fields of: sales and marketing, business development, investing and financial planning and analysis.
15% discount on purchase of multiple years – applicable to €175 fee
Medical doctors paying €175 who renew online for multiple years can benefit from a discount of 15% off their membership fee.
Other Special Offers
ESMO may run other membership promotions from time to time and onsite offers at the ESMO Membership Services stand at events.