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 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.

Become a Member today!

Members have the following benefits:

  • Serve on Committees
  • Networking with other professionals with an interest in vulvar disease
  • Listserve access for case discussions and advice on difficult cases, share thoughts, questions, and opinions
  • Receive an online subscription to the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
  • Receive quarterly newsletters
  • Gain Member Only Access to our Member Directory
  • Receive discounted member/fellow rates for event registration fees
  • Apply to become a fellow at any world congress by presenting a qualifying research abstract.

Become a Candidate for Fellowship 

Fellows have the following benefits:

  • Vote and hold office
  • Chair Committees
  • Serve on Committees
  • Networking with other professionals with an interest in vulvar disease
  • Listserve access for case discussions and advice on difficult cases, share thoughts, questions, and opinions
  • Receive an online subscription to the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
  • Receive quarterly newsletters
  • Gain Member Only Access to our Member Directory
  • Receive discounted member/fellow rates for event registration fees

How does one become a Member?

Requirements for Membership:

  1. To be eligible for Membership you must demonstrate an interest in vulvovaginal disease. 
  2. A Member must be licensed and in good standing in the health care profession. Will also allow PT, NP, PA, etc.
  3. Active status must be maintained in order to maintain Member status.
  4. Attendance at the one of every three World Congress' is encouraged.
  5. Submitted completed Membership application checklist*:
    • Active Membership-Paid $175 annual dues
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, include licensure information. 
    • Photo- 2"x2" headshot
    • Bio (50-300 words) and include at a minimum: -Title and Affiliation -Area of interest in vulvovaginal disease

*Members may present at a World Congress but it is not necessary.

How does one become a Fellow?

Requirements for Fellowship:

  1. To be eligible for Fellowship the candidate must demonstrate advanced work and leadership in the field. It would be highly unusual (But possible) for a resident to qualify for fellowship. He/she would have to prove they have done outstanding research and have had additional training in vulvology.
  2. A Fellow must be licensed and in good standing in the health care profession. Will also allow PT, NP, PA, etc.
  3. The candidate for Fellowship must remain an active member from the application period consecutively through the time they become a Fellow. Active status must be maintained in order to maintain Fellow status.
  4. Attendance and presentation at the upcoming World Congress (Beginning in 2024, Fellowship applications will require a previous World Congress attendance in addition to the presentation Congress)
  5. Submitted completed Fellowship application checklist*:
    • Active Membership
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, include licensure information. 
    • Photo- 2"x2" headshot
    • List of ISSVD Meetings previously attended
    • Bio (50-300 words) and include at a minimum: -Title and Affiliation -Area of interest in vulvovaginal disease
    • Download Fellowship application here

*All Fellowship presentations are at the discretion of the Fellowship Approval Committee

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