This is in consonance with the IADVL Constitution which grants Provisional Life Membership for a period of 5 years within which a PLM has to convert to LM, failing which he/she ceases to be a member of the association.
There are many benefits and privileges of being an IADVL Life Member (LM). Only a LM can apply for orations, awards, grants, scholarships, observerships and also can become members of international societies. Moreover, life membership of the association will enable you to cast your vote in the IADVL Elections and participate actively in the functioning of the association at both State and National levels.
One can apply for conversion from PLM to LM through the Online Membership Application System (OMAS) on the IADVL website (www.iadvl.org). Those PLMs, who have migrated to another state branch after post-graduation, can write to the Secretary of the parent State Branch (where their PLM is registered) for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and, thereafter, apply for conversion from PLM to LM and State Branch transfer concurrently.
Any PLM whose membership lapses by 15 January, 2017 on this count will have to apply afresh for membership of the Association.
Dr. Shyamanta Barua
Honorary Secretary General (2016-17)
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL)