There is no fee for joining as an affiliated European Federation
- A chance to work together with the ECTS in becoming the major European influence on decisions and funding in the field of calcified tissues and related subjects
- A listing on the ECTS affiliated societies page
- An invitation to the Affiliated Societies Forum lunch which takes place during the ECTS Annual congress.
- The opportunity to advertise your Society meetings, training courses, grants and other activities through the ECTS web site and congress
- Affiliated societies are encouraged to advertise ECTS activities to ensure their members are aware of the full benefits, including grants and awards and training
- Affiliated society members are encouraged to attend the ECTS annual congress and submit their abstracts. Submitted abstracts from investigators who are within 3 years of attaining PhD or a physician in training or aged under 35 are eligible for the New Investigator and Travel Awards
1. Aims are similar to those of ECTS:
- to advance scientific knowledge of the structure and function on calcified tissue and related subjects
- to promote basic and clinical research in this field and to publish and disseminate the results of such research
- to foster a multidisciplinary approach and to stimulate, through meetings, symposia, study groups, lectures, seminars and other means, exchange of information and collaboration
- to act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation in matters of public and professional interest concerning research in calcified tissues and related subjects in Europe
2. Office bearers are elected by a poll of their members
3. Hold regular scientific meetings on topics related to calcified tissue research
Eligible societies will become affiliated to the ECTS if they fulfill the criteria listed above and if a majority of existing affiliated members vote in favor of affiliation.
To apply please complete the European Federation Representative Application Form and return with a copy of the Society’s constitution/governing document, a list of current Committee/Council members and programme details from the Society’s past 2 scientific meetings.