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.

To become a Fellow* or Member you must submit ALL of the following to the office of the Secretary General via ISSVD Headquarters by emailing to (if everything is not submitted within 30 days, your application will be rejected and no refund will be made.)

Login if you already have an account on our website, or Create an account on our website and purchase a membership.  You can make payment online or choose the “Bill Me” option and have your employer send a check.

In addition to making your payment, please be sure to email a CV to along with a photo.  Applications cannot be approved without a CV.

An Abstract will be required if applying for Fellowship and must be presented at an upcoming World Congress.

A completed application (LINK HERE) must be on file and reviewed. You must receive an acceptance before membership will be active.

*Fellows must present a qualifying abstract at a World Congress and meet all of the criteria on our fellowship application. A Member may attain Fellowship, at a future meeting, by making an oral presentation (no poster) at a World Congress of the Society. If you would like to become a Fellow, you may do so by applying to be a candidate for Fellowship and submitting an abstract for presentation at the upcoming World Congress.  VIEW FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION HERE. Beginning with the XXVII World Congress, it will be a requirement to have attended two (2) World Congresses before attaining Fellowship status.  The Congress in which you present your abstract will count toward that minimum. 

The next World Congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland from July 18-20, 2022 and will be preceded by our International Vulvovaginal Disease Update on July 15 & 16, 2022. MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE. 

Student/Resident memberships are free and available to any medical student or resident for a period of three years during your initial program as long as you submit proof that you are a full time student.  Email us at for information on how to apply for this free membership.  (Does not include Journal Access, or the right to vote or hold office).


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