ESICM has over 8,500 members worldwide (with over 400 ESPNIC joint members) comprising a diverse group of highly-trained professionals who provide care in specialised care units and work towards the best outcome possible for seriously ill patients. 

According to our Statutes, the membership categories include:

ESICM Members

An ESICM member may be any physician residing in or outside Europe, who is interested in intensive care medicine in Europe (as defined in Appendix 1).

Dual Membership

ESICM has partnerships with National Societies from intensive care and related disciplines in order to provide increased benefits to both societies members.
A reduced membership fee of €110 is offered to the members of any cooperating national society.

ESICM Members in Training

Trainees in intensive care medicine can benefit from a reduced membership fee of €110 for a maximum of three consecutive years of membership during their training.

ESICM Associates

An Associate member may be any nurse or allied healthcare professional with an active interest in intensive care medicine.  

Honorary Members

An individual who has notably served on behalf of the society or a member who has made a major or long term contribution to ESICM or the specialty of intensive care medicine, may be elected as an Honorary Member by the Executive Committee.

Honorary Members and Society Medals webpage


How to become a member

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Membership Fees

ESICM Members, Dual Members, ESICM Associate and Members in Training pay annual fees according to the criteria detailed in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Click here to discover our 13 Good reasons to become an ESICM member.

Rights and Privileges

ESICM Members, ESICM Members in Training and Honorary Members may participate in the business and scientific meetings of the Association. They may vote. ESICM Members and Members in Training are eligible to stand for a position within the society.

ESICM Members residing outside of Europe may participate in the business and scientific meetings of the society. They may vote and are eligible to represent the International members, or may be elected as scientific section chair/deputy chairpersons in the Council.

Associate members may participate in the business and scientific meetings of the society. They may vote and are eligible to stand for a position within ESICM's Nurse and Allied Healthcare Professional Committee.

Membership benefits are described in the SOPs

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Discounts on registration fees at ESICM congresses and other meetings endorsed by ESICM