Membership Information

Membership Benefits


ESDR membership is open to individuals who are engaged in basic or clinical research related to skin science. Membership is valid for 12 months, based on the calendar year from 01 Jan to 31 Dec

Access to our educational programs – Future Leaders Academy, Leadership Mentoring, Summer Research Workshop

Reduced rates at ESDR Annual meetings and ISID sister society meetings

Access to our travel grants

Online access of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology

JID Innovations

Reduced publication fees for members
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Standard Members




Students/Post-Doc/ Residents**


ISID joint members***




Patron Members



*EE countries list: Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Official LMI countries list can be found here

**A letter from your head of department or copy of your student ID will be required at the time of applying.

***Members of ISID affiliated societies ASDR, SID, JSID, KSID, TSID residing outside Europe.

The ESDR goes green

The ESDR has taken steps to improve its ecological footprint. Members receive access to the electronic version of the JID only. Please contact us with any questions you may have about this.

Thank you for supporting us in this green initiative.

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Members should pay their membership dues online via Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard). Please use the Member Login on this site to make your payment.

If you encounter difficulty making your payment online and wish to pay by credit card, please contact the ESDR office by email [ ]


Bank Name: UBS SA
Bank Address: PO Box 2600, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Account Name: ESDR Euro Courant
Account Number: 0240-403952-71V
IBAN: CH74 0024 0240 4039 5271 V

Please clearly indicate the name of the ESDR member in your bank transfer. Members should pay the transaction charge when not a SEPA payment to ensure ESDR receives full amount.


Bank cheques are not accepted.

European Society for Dermatological Research
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1205 Geneva


Important information

Please read our “terms and conditions”.

1. Joining the ESDR
By joining the ESDR you help support the administration of the society, the organisation of annual scientific meetings and educational programs. Your membership also contributes to the provision of funding for travel grants and inter-society collegiality awards.
2. Membership requirements
Applications are taken throughout the year from individuals working in the dermatology area. Several membership categories are available from Student/Resident to Standard and Patron Memberships. Members of the JSID or SID can benefit from reduced annual meeting fees by joining the ESDR as “Joint Members”.

Each membership application must be supported by two existing ESDR members. If you do not know other members, the membership committee of the ESDR will review and support your application if it is eligible.

3. Membership period

In general membership runs from 1 January-31 December.

4. Member opt out

Members accept they will receive from ESDR, during each 12 month period, a maximum of 12 eNewsletters, 12 emails with details of ESDR events / programs / membership and 2 postal mailings. Members can update their preferences on their online profile and select which communication methods they do not wish to be contacted, which type of emails they wish to receive.

5. Code of Conduct

ESDR expects of its members the highest standards of dignity, fairness and integrity. ESDR Members will abide by the code of conduct set out in the Articles of Association.

6. How to apply
Send an email to office [at] indicating your interest in applying for membership. You will be contacted for more details.
7. Right to refuse applications

Once a member submits an application, it is reviewed by the ESDR membership committee. If approved, the applicant receives an automated welcome message as a new member (pending formal approval at the Annual General Meeting of members) with login details into the member area of the ESDR website. Applicants who are not approved will be contacted by ESDR individually: either with a request for further information or informing the applicant of ESDR’s decision to decline the application.
ESDR reserves its right not to fulfil or to cancel a member application at anytime.

If a member is accepted into ESDR membership and subsequently it turns out that any or all of the information they provided was misleading or false: ESDR reserves its right to revoke the membership with immediate effect, without the right of appeal.

8. Membership cancellation

Full paid-up active ESDR members can cancel their membership anytime by contacting ESDR in writing at

Members who cancel their membership are removed from membership with effect from 31 December in the year of cancellation and must have paid their membership dues for the current year. Members who cancel may not reactivate their membership until 2 calendar years following their cancellation.