On this page you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the ILDS Membership. Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please contact email@example.com and we will do our best to answer your query.
Generic Membership Questions
Who can join the ILDS?
Membership of the ILDS is open to member societies who represent dermatologists either from one (their own) country or from multiple countries or those who work in the field of dermatology. More information can be found here
Can I join as an individual?
No, at present, ILDS Membership is only open to Member Societies.
Am I a Member of the ILDS?
If you are a member of a dermatological member society and they are an active ILDS Member, then you are automatically an ILDS Member via your Society. Please check our Member Directory to see if your Society is a current Member. If they are not, please click here to find out if your society is eligible to join.
How much does ILDS Membership cost?
The cost of ILDS Membership depends on the class of membership you are eligible for and the country your Society is located. Current membership fees can be found here.
How long is ILDS membership for?
ILDS membership runs for the calendar year - January to December and is renewable each year.
Where can I find the ILDS Articles of Association?
The latest version of the ILDS Articles of Association can be found here.
Where can I find the ILDS Code of Conduct?
The ILDS Code of Conduct is undergoing a review and will be published as soon as possible
Questions about Membership Applications
My Society has applied for ILDS membership, what happens next?
All Membership Applications are approved by the ILDS Board of Directors so the application process can take some time. Following receipt of your application, the details submitted will be checked by the Membership Officer who will make contact with you if there is any missing information. If the information provided is sufficient, your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. The Committee will then make a recommendation for consideration at the next ILDS Board Meeting. ILDS Board Meetings are held twice per year so it may be a while before your from us. Please do bear with us during this time. If you have any queries or wish to find out the current status of your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications received in the 12 months preceding a World Congress of Dermatology will only be considered as Observer Member Societies. If approved, the class of membership will be amended to the agreed category upon renewal the following year.
I have not received an update regarding my application. Who can I contact?
Applications can take up to six months (sometimes longer if information is not submitted correctly) as the outcome of all applications are agreed by the ILDS Board at the bi-annual meetings. Therefore, we would appreciate your patience while your application is processed. However, if you would like to ask a question about your application, please contact email@example.com.
When will our membership be activated?
As soon as the ILDS Board has approved your application, you can expect to receive an email with an official notification letter within five (5) working days of the date of the Board Meeting/decision. If approved, the email will also contain an invoice for payment. As soon as payment has been received, your membership will be activated and you will receive confirmation of this which will include your membership certificate.
Questions about exisiting membership
How do I renew my Society’s ILDS Membership each year?
Your Society’s President and Organisational Liaison (as nominated on your application form) will be contacted on 30 November each year requesting important renewal information. This includes confirmation of your Society’s contact details and Representative at the AGM, as well as confirmation of your membership numbers (total members and fee-paying members). This information MUST be submitted by 31 December each year*. An invoice will be raised and sent to you in January and payment is due within 28 days of date of invoice. Invoices MUST be paid within three months to avoid your Society being issued with a notice as outlined in the Articles of Association. Continued non- payment after three months of the notice may result in your membership being terminated.
*IMPORTANT: If we do not receive updated details by 31 December each year, we will use the previous figures for our calculations which may/may not affect the number of votes allocated to your Society.
We have not received an email regarding renewal information. What should we do?
Please do check your junk/spam folders. If you still cannot find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for it to be resent.
When will we receive our renewal invoice?
Your renewal invoice will be sent out early in January of each year. Payment is due within 28 days of date of invoice but MUST be paid within three months to avoid your Society being issued with a notice as outlined in the Articles of Association. Continued non-payment after three months of the notice may result in your membership being terminated.
We are having trouble paying our invoice. What can we do?
If you have any issues paying your membership invoice by bank transfer or online, please contact membership@ilds. org and we would be happy to discuss with you.
Our Society’s Officers have changed – where can I provide an update to the contact details?
It is important that you provide any changes as soon as possible so we can ensure important and time-sensitive communications, such as voting and election information, are received by your Society. Please click here to update your details.
I can’t log in to the Members Portal.
The Members’ Portal is no longer available as some members were experiencing issues with access. We have replaced the portal with the Members’ Corner, accessible here, a dedicated space containing essential information for active ILDS Member Societies only.
What is the Members’ Corner and how can I access it?
The Members’ Corner is a dedicated space on the ILDS website containing essential information for active ILDS Members only. To access the Members’ Corner, you will need a password. If you are an active ILDS Member and do not have the password to access this page, please contact email@example.com.
Now we are ILDS Members, can we use the ILDS logo?
The use of the ILDS Logo is strictly prohibited. There may be circumstances you can use the logo but this will need to be agreed by the ILDS Board. Please submit any requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the information you hold for our Society stored safely?
The ILDS makes every effort to ensure there are robust processes in place to protect your details in accordance with applicable legislation. As the ILDS is registered in the UK, such laws include but are not limited to Data Protection Act 2018, The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Please feel free to read our Data Handling Policy which incorporate our Data Protection Policy. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact email@example.com.