A Full Member is a physician, healthcare professional or non-healthcare professional, as described in Article 13 “Nomenclature” of the Articles of Association, who has demonstrated an interest in the diabetic foot and represents the country of citizenship at the General Assembly.
The Full Members are the National Representatives of D-Foot.
The General Assembly decides on whether to admit a person as a Full Member.
A Full Member is entitled to attend and vote at the General Assembly and is also entitled to other advantages that the General Assembly may decide to grant from time to time.
The General Assembly may consider a Provisional Member for Full Membership if the country of citizenship has an open slot. A country cannot have more Full Members/ National Representatives than it has votes. A country has the number of votes relative to the estimated number of adults with diabetes in that country.
The Full Membership fee is € 80 per calendar year.
The Board admits a person as a Provisional Member before the General Assembly may admit it as a Full Member at the beginning of the meeting of the General Assembly at which it is admitted as a Full Member.
To become a Provisional Member, a candidate must apply in writing to the Regional Council of the corresponding geographical region.
A Provisional Member in good standing is entitled to attend the General Assembly as an observer with the right of voice but without voting right.
The Provisional Membership fee is € 40 per calendar year.
An Associate Professional Member is a physician or healthcare professional, as described in Article 13 “Nomenclature” of the Articles of Association, who has demonstrated an interest in the diabetic foot and who is not or is not entitled to apply for Provisional Member.
An Associate Professional Member has no voting rights and is not entitled to attend the General Assembly.
The Associate Professional Membership fee is € 40 per calendar year.
Honorary Members are persons who have made significant contributions to DFI or to the fight against the diabetic foot. They have no voting rights but are entitled to attend the General Assembly as observers with the right of voice.
Institutional members are Association Members and Corporate Members: associations or companies interested in diabetic foot management.
Institutional Members have the rights and obligations that the General Assembly may decide from time to time.
Institutional Members have no voting rights, are not entitled to attend the General Assembly and are not eligible for a governing position in D-Foot.
The following terms, when used in these Articles of Association and the Standing Operating Procedures, must be understood as follows:
(a) a “physician” is a person who is a qualified medical doctor, accredited by a national medical accreditation body or institution in the country in which the person works.
(b) a “healthcare professional” is a person who is not a physician but who is qualified, certified or accredited by a recognised national accreditation body or institution to practice, teach or work as a healthcare professional in that country.
(c) a “non-healthcare person” is a person who is neither a physician nor a healthcare professional but one who has demonstrated an interest in the diabetic foot.