Become a Member

There are three types of ILDS Members: Member Societies, Affiliated Member Societies and Observer Member Societies.

Member Society

  • A society which represents members from one country
  • Entitled to nominate delegates as society representatives at the Assembly of Delegates General Meeting, subject to Clause 11 of the ILDS Articles of Association
  • Membership Fee is based on the number of your own society members who pay you a membership fee, currently US$1.50 per member, per year

Affiliated Member Society

  • A society which represents members from multiple countries
  • Entitled to nominate one delegate as the society representative at the Assembly of Delegates General Meeting, subject to Clause 12 of the ILDS Articles of Association
  • Membership Fee is currently US$100 per year

Observer Member Society

  • A society which has been established for less than 4 years
  • Observer Member Societies have no voting rights at the Assembly of Delegates General Meeting, but may nominate a representative to attend as an observer
  • Once an Observer Member Society has been in existence for 4 years it will transfer to either a Member Society or an Affiliated Member Society accordingly and will be granted appropriate voting rights
  • Membership Fee is currently US$100 per year

 

Application notes

Membership applications are closed until July 2019. In line with our Articles of Association the ILDS does not consider Membership applications in the 12 months before a World Congress of Dermatology. The next World Congress of Dermatology will be June 10-15, 2019.

Check that you are applying for the correct type of Membership.

The ILDS invoices Members annually in January for the 12 month membership year; January-December.

You will receive a Membership Information Update Form at the end of November. This information is used to calculate your membership fee for the next membership year.

Payment is due on receipt of the invoice. Non-payment can result in suspension of Member benefits, or termination of membership.

Please check you have the following information before starting your application. You cannot save your online application, it must be completed in one session.

  • Details of Society Officers i.e. President, Secretary-General, Treasurer
  • Society Registration Certificate (pdf)
  • By-laws of the Society stating “non-profit” organisation (pdf)
  • Names and affiliations of society Board Members (pdf)
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