Membership:The International Societies for Investigative Dermatology

Charter Members: The European Society for Dermatological Research; the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology; and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Criteria: for Investigative Dermatology Societies to be considered for membership (all of the following criteria are to be met):The advancement of investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology are the primary and core values  and mission of the organization.

Eligible Societies will have held an annual, abstract driven, peer reviewed scientific meeting for the last 7 years, with English as the official language of the meeting for the last 3 years.

Member societies have a minimal annual membership of 200 members averaged over the preceding 7 years.

Agreement by new member societies not to hold competing annual meeting in the year of the international meeting

Approval of the International Society for Dermatology Board of Directors (BOD).

Approval by each Charter Member Society’s Board of Directors 

Hosting Eligibility: All member Societies will be eligible to present proposals to host the international meeting in their region by applying to the BOD following guidelines developed by the Board of Directors.