Congratulations to our new President, Colleen Stockdale.  Our XXVI World Congress will be held at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland on July 19-21, 2021 and will be preceded by our International Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2021 held on July 16 & 17, 2019


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Welcome to ISSVD

Global Thinking for Women’s Wellness

Goal # 1

To promote international communication among gynecologists, pathologists, dermatologists, and related disciplines, and to establish international agreement on terminology and definitions of vulvovaginal diseases.

Goal # 2

To promote clinical investigation, basic research, and dissemination of knowledge in this field.

Goal # 3

The ISSVD Logo is a gothic arch corresponding to the lines of longitude of an overlying globe. The late Dr. Eduard G. Friedrich, Jr. stated in his 1983 presidential address, Foundations of the Arch, ” that although the structure appears to be a finished edifice, we are more like one of the great cathedrals of Europe in its unfinished state. Those who struggled with the early foundations rarely lived to see the completed structure. They depended on those who came afterward to achieve the fulfillment of their vision.”



North American Chapter

The North American Chapter of the ISSVD offers an opportunity for those practitioners who work with women to network with colleagues and learn about the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of vulvar disease.

The North American Chapter offers one and two day educational courses annually.  More information on the 2019 schedule will be available soon.


The Indian Chapter is an additional resource that is available for any provider who is interested in networking and working toward education and goals that specifically address the needs of those providers working in India.

Join us now to help empower the Indian women by educating them and collaborating with colleagues across India.

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