IDF membership is composed of:
IDF has three categories of association membership:
1. Provisional members
Between meetings of the General Council, associations may be admitted to provisional membership by the Board of Management upon the recommendation of the appropriate Regional Council.
At the next meeting of the General Council, provisional member associations are elected to full membership (provided they have been recommended by the Board of Management).
Provisional member associations pay an annual membership fee (equivalent to half of that which they would have to pay as a full member), for which they receive certain benefits.
Provisional members can appoint up to two observers to the General Council.
2. Full members
A full member association is any national association or society that is actively concerned with diabetes or diabetes-related conditions. An association is admitted to full membership by the General Council and pays an annual membership fee, which entitles it to special benefits.
- Full members can appoint delegates to the General Council.
- Full members may also nominate individuals for election to honorary membership.
Current list of IDF full members.
3. Associate members
Associate member associations are national or international associations actively concerned with issues related to diabetes and related conditions and affiliated to IDF. They are admitted to membership by the Executive Board upon the recommendation of the Board of Management.
Associate member associations pay an annual membership fee and may appoint one observer to the General Council.
Honorary Presidents and Honorary Members are elected by the General Council from among the candidates put forward by the Special Nominating Committee. There can be a maximum of 12 Honorary Presidents.
Honorary Presidents act as observers to the General Council.
Further information about IDF membership can be found in the IDF Articles of Association under Part II Membership, Article 4 to 9 and Part VII, Article 31.
If you have any additional questions regarding IDF membership please contact the IDF Executive Office.