Becoming an IEC Councilor or Associate

The IEC is composed of some of the leading voices in the field of atopic dermatitis, dedicated to increasing the understanding of atopic dermatitis and promoting its optimal management through research, education, and patient/family care.  Applications are reviewed by the IEC Membership Committee, comprised of current IEC Councilors and Associates (some of whom are also members of the Board of Directors), who make recommendations to the Board of Directors.  The IEC BOD has final approval of applications.  In addition, terms are for a period of four years, starting from the year an applicant was first approved as a member.

Councilor Criteria

The IEC Board seeks well-established and experienced colleagues who hold a position in a professional specialty relevant to the IEC’s mission, and where the individual either manages the care of people with atopic dermatitis or performs research relevant to atopic dermatitis and its multiple co-morbidities.  (See the Application Form below for further information.)

Associate Criteria

The IEC Board seeks junior or mid-level career colleagues in a professional specialty relevant to the mission of the IEC, where the individual either manages the care of people with atopic dermatitis or performs research relevant to atopic dermatitis and its multiple co-morbidities and is willing to actively engage in IEC activities. To be eligible for Associate status, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed training
  • Published at least two peer-reviewed articles on atopic dermatitis
  • Contributed to clinical outreach
  • Demonstrated evidence of contribution to the field of atopic dermatitis

Selection

Councilor or Associate selection will be based on the individual’s level of expertise according to the following guiding principles:

  • Overall reputation in the dermatology community or other specialty area of interest to the IEC
  • Eczema-specific research conducted, with appropriate publishing
  • Demonstrated professional interest in atopic dermatitis
  • Experience in clinical or investigative research in atopic dermatitis or its related co-morbidities

Application Process

  • Candidates must complete the IEC Councilor/Associate application form describing their expertise and experience in atopic dermatitis and/or its multiple co-morbidities.
  • Provide the names of two IEC Councilors or Board Directors who may support their application, each from a different country. If an applicant does not know any of the Councilors or Board Directors, they may leave this field blank. (This does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from being selected).
  • The application should be submitted along with a current curriculum vitae (CV) by electronic form submission.
  • The application and CV will be reviewed by the IEC Membership Committee. If necessary, additional information will be requested to support your application. The Membership Committee will then make their recommendations to the IEC Board of Directors
  • Final approval of candidacy for IEC Councilor or Associate may be approved or rejected upon the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Renewal Criteria

Councilor and Associate terms are for four years. Councilors and Associates who wish to renew their status for an additional term must meet the following criteria:

  • Serve on at least one or more IEC committees within the past term
  • Attend two or more IEC Councilor meetings during the past term, either in person or via teleconference
  • Provide evidence of contribution to the field of atopic dermatitis through research, publications, teaching, administrative and/or service work either nationally or internationally.

Guidelines For Termination

Subject to legal review, the IEC will consider termination of Councilor or Associate status based on the following criteria:

  • Presenting him or herself in an unfavorable manner in public
  • Felony conviction (for which the definition may vary according to country of origin)
  • Revocation of medical license
  • Professional or personal activities that harm the IEC or are in violation of our charter, such as academic misconduct