How to apply to become an IFFS Member Society
Societies with a stated interest in the clinical and research aspects of reproduction and fertility may
apply for membership in the IFFS by providing the following documents:
Description of Membership from the IFFS Constitution
The membership of the Federation shall include those societies who have stated an interest in the clinical and research aspects of reproduction and fertility. They must have a constitution which conforms with the objectives as specified in Article 2 of this Constitution. Furthermore, they must have a minimum of 40 members.
An "associated" society is a society or a federation of the IFFS member societies which pursues the same or similar goals as the IFFS and has a written constitution consistent with the mission of the IFFS
An association can be proposed by the Board of Directors, and ratified by the General Assembly, if the associated society sends in writing to the Secretary General of the Federation an application which includes a copy of its constitution showing that it satisfies the same requirements as for a member society.
An association with the IFFS may include a series of relations, notably:
The associated society pays no dues to the IFFS and does not take part in voting but is invited to the IFFS General Assemblies as observer. Moreover the Associated Society has a consultatory status on important matters such as congress dates and venues or other issues.
A non-member society may join the Federation, provided it :
The Board of Directors of the Federation will discuss the application and vote on conferring membership to the applicant. A report of new members will be presented to the General Assembly.