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How does my organization join?
To apply for membership of IAPO you simply need to complete the IAPO membership application form as follows:
- Check that your organization meets the criteria for Full or Associate membership, available here.
- Open the IAPO Membership Application form here.
- Complete the form in Word and sign and date it.
- Send your signed membership application form with the required supporting documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to IAPO, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH, United Kingdom.
Your application will then be examined by IAPO's Membership Committee according to IAPO's Statutes and By-Laws. Following the approval of your membership application your organization's membership will be confirmed following the payment of the annual membership fee.
It is necessary for IAPO to have a membership fee to help support our core work and to diversify our income. We are aware of the financial pressures on all patients’ organizations and work to keep our membership fees at a sustainable level. Our membership fees have been set low to ensure that membership is open to a diverse range of patients' organizations around the world. We offer a discount for payment of three year's of membership fees, to reduce transfer costs. Please contact IAPO for further information.
If you have any questions about membership, or any problems completing the Application Form, please email: email@example.com or call +44 20 7250 8280.
An important feature of the way IAPO's Policy Framework is regular consultation with the members. This ensures that the direction of the organization, its policies and activities are directly driven by and representative of the membership.
As well as consultations for specific activities throughout the year, IAPO conducts an annual Member Consultation to research the members current policy priorities, concerns and capacity building needs.
Members are also invited to represent IAPO at international healthcare events. IAPO is invited to attend many events across the world, many of which are high level events providing an important opportunity to represent the patient’s perspective in the global arena.
If you would like to be considered to attend events on IAPO's behalf, please complete the short form here, giving us more information on your organization and personal areas of expertise. Please note, this is an opportunity exclusive to IAPO members. We will keep your information and contact you when we have a request which fits your details.