At the ISSVD XIX World Congress in July 2007, a decision was made to broaden the criteria for joining the society. There are now two ways to participate in the Society. You can now join the ISSVD as a Member at anytime and change to Fellow status by attending two events and presenting an abstract at a World Congress. Both categories are restricted to healthcare professionals. To become a Fellow * or Member, you must have displayed a particular interest in and knowledge of vulvovaginal diseases.
In 2020, a Task Force reviewed this decision and added a new criteria that requires a candidate for Fellowship to attend an ISSVD postgraduate level course prior to presenting their abstract for Fellowship. This change was announced before the 26th Congress and will be implemented for the 27th Congress (Slovenia).
Membership is open to specialists in the field of vuvovaginal disease including physicians, surgeons, basic scientists, trainees, and other health professionals.
Members have the following benefits:
Fellows have the following benefits:
Fellow status is maintained only through active membership status. If you drop your membership, your Fellow status is forfeited.
*Incomplete applications will not be activated and fee forfeited. (Please submit membership materials within 30 days of payment)
*Members may present an abstract at a World Congress but it is not a requirement for ISSVD Membership.
(3 year maximum)
ISSVD offers a limited number of residents/medical student memberships at no cost. This membership is a great opportunity for those residents/medical students with an interest in vulvovaginal disease to have the opportunity to network and learn from the world's leading experts in the field. It also allows you to attend ISSVD educational programs at a signficant discount.
This membership does not include the right to vote, hold office and does not include a subscription to the Journal.
In order to apply:
*All Fellowship presentations are at the discretion of the Fellowship Approval Committee
*The next Fellowship opportunity will be in Ljubljana , Slovenia September 16-18, 2024.
Extended Abstract Deadline: March 22, 2024 - Submit an Abstract- Online only.