For Members

Join IFSI

We encourage anyone who is interested in itch mechanisms and treatment to join IFSI. Being a member of IFSI has a number of advantages and benefits, beyond the knowledge that you are part of a group of prestigious itch researchers and clinicians dedicated to understanding and alleviating acute and especially chronic itch. Below are just some of the added benefits of IFSI membership.

  • New, reduced membership fees. Trainees (residents, post-docs) only $40/year, medical and pre-doctoral students $0, members from developing countries $40/year
  • Access to members-only information at the IFSI website. This includes:
    -access to member contact information
    -access to recently-published studies and other research findings
  • Reduced publication fees for the new open-access journal, Itch, starting in 2016.
  • Reduced registration fee to attend the biennial World Congress on Itch.
  • Possibility of financial support to attend the biennial World Congress on Itch.
  • Invitation to members-only events at the biennial World Congress on Itch.
  • The opportunity to actively participate in selecting future sites for the biennial World Congress on Itch.
  • The opportunity to actively participate in the selection of officers and board members of IFSI to shape future initiatives and directions.

How to become a member

Please fill out the Membership Form and become a Member:

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How to become a member
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The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) reaffirms the importance of treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
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WCI 2021 cancelled
WCI 2021 cancelled – Due to the insecurities in health and instable world economical situation the IFSI Board of Directors decided to cancel the World Congress of Itch (WCI) in Shanghai, China, 2021.
As a substitute, we may offer a smaller virtual congress in 2021. Furthermore, we will observe the worldwide situation. We are positive that we can definitely organize the WCI in 2023 as a Face-to-face congress again. We will keep our members and those being interested informed about this. Stay safe and healthy!
The Journal Itch:
Itch, the official journal of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)
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