Requirements

·    Full Member:   to become full member, you have to have an experience of CTO revascularizations of at least 300 documented cases and, after 2 years of associate membership, you may be eligible if you have uploaded at least 50 CTO cases per year to the ERCTO registry, a recommendation letter from 2 board members and a final board evaluation.

Membership can only be upheld if a full member consecutively enters all personal CTO cases in the online registry of the Club. Failure to do so leads to termination of the membership upon decision of the board. All those who will not respond to multiple warnings and will not contribute to the registry over a 2 year period with at least of 50 cases per year will be demoted to associate members.


·    Associated Member:   to become associate member, you need to be an interventional cardiologist interested in CTO topics. Calls for admission should be submitted by filling the registration form at the following link:
    http://www.eurocto.eu/registration.aspx and uploading:

    one written recommendation by the head of cath-lab, highlighting the good experience in different settings of PCI, or an autocertification in case he is the head of the cath-lab

    one written recommendation by a full member of the EuroCTO Club (preferably from his own country)

    a short CV (one page max)


All associated members will be given access credentials to the ERCTO.org database and should upload their cases in its specific section. Membership for those who will not contribute to the registry over a 2-year period might be terminated upon decision of the board.


Associated members should also:

- attend at least one major CTO-meeting (ECC or Retrograde Summit, etc)

- attend or host at least one CTO workshop within two years.


·    Non-European Affiliate Member:   to become a non-European affiliate member you need to have an experience of CTO revascularizations of at least 300 documented cases in one of the countries outside Europe and, after 2 years of associate membership, you may be eligible if you have uploaded at least 50 CTO cases per year to the ERCTO registry, a recommendation letter from 2 board members and a final board evaluation.

All Non-European Affiliate Members should:

- commit to actively participate in the activity of the club both participating and hosting workshops or major CTO-meetings (ECC or Retrograde Summit, etc)

- upload their CTO cases in the specific section of the ERCTO.org website using the access credentials that will be provided to them upon registration. Membership for those who will not contribute to the registry over a 2-year period might be terminated upon decision of the board.


·    Non-European Associate Member:   to become a non-European associate member, you need to be an interventional cardiologist interested in CTO topics in one of the countries outside Europe. Calls for admission should be submitted by filling the registration form at the following link:
    http://www.eurocto.eu/registration.aspx and uploading:

    one written recommendation by the head of cath-lab, highlighting the good experience in different settings of PCI, or an autocertification in case he is the head of the cath-lab

    one written recommendation by a full member of the EuroCTO Club (preferably from his own country)

    a short CV (one page max)


All associated members will be given access credentials to the ERCTO.org database and should upload their cases in its specific section. Membership for those who will not contribute to the registry over a 2-year period might be terminated upon decision of the board.



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