According to our bylaws, you need to follow the following formal process:
1| Prospective member should be proposed and seconded by members of the EDF.
2| The proposer and seconder should be from different European countries.
2| Either the proposer or the seconder may be from the same country as the suggested candidate.
3| The proposer and the seconder need to provide a short supporting statement (e-mail or letter) that includes:
- the nominee's standing in and contribution to dermatology both nationally and internationally;
- his/her research, education and clinical service strengths;
- and the expertise and added value they would bring to the EDF.
4| Nominee needs to provide a motivation letter, a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
The aforementioned information should be sent by email to the Chairman of the EDF Membership Committee, Professor Véronique del Marmol, e-mail: email@example.com (cc: EDF Office, Zurich; Nadine-Estelle.Kaltheuner@usz.ch)
After you have provided Professor V. del Marmol with the above documents, Prof. del Marmol will propose the new members to the EDF Board of Directors.
15 May at the latest for the June EDF Board Meeting and 15 December at the latest for the Annual Meeting and Board Meeting of the following year (January).
Once accepted, the new member must activate his/her membership by participating in the EDF Annual Meeting of the following year.
An important condition for continued membership in the EDF is that members attend at least one meeting every 3 years.
EDF Membership Committee
Membership is on an invitation basis. Around 200 active members, all of whom are opinion leaders in Dermatology, and EDF members representing 30 European countries constitute the EDF membership.