Screen Shot 2017 09 14 at 11.26.0713 September 2017 // IF is looking for national and regional Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus associations from all over the world to expand its membership. By working together and through the exchange of knowledge and experiences, we can help each other to improve the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families, and we can reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects and hydrocephalus by primary prevention.

Does your organisation support the mission and goals of IF, is your organisation open to all people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and their families within its territory, is your organisation officially recognised in your country? Download the IF Membership Application Form and join the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) now to become a stronger advocate for the rights of persons with SBH and their families!

IF membership: why is it important?

  • You receive notice of the international conferences, General Meetings and you are eligible to participate and vote at the IF Annual General Meeting.
  • You have the opportunity to make your voice heard on issues important to people with Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida and their families.
  • You can exchange your views and practices with other members and influence organisations and legislations on a national, European and global level.
  • You receive regular e-Newsletter updates.

IF European Workshop

We also would like to use this opportunity to invite the representatives of our EU members to the next IF European Workshop in Stockholm, 25 - 26 November 2017. Registration is open until November 1, 2017. You can find the draft agenda here to learn more about what will be going on during the workshop. We kindly ask you to fill in the online registration form as soon as possible. 

IF General Assembly

IF is also happy to invite the official representatives of all its members to the next IF General Assembly (GA), which will take place on Saturday November 25, 2017 at 05:15 PM in the Scandic Continental Hotel, Stockholm. Please note that IF cannot fund travel nor subsistence for participation in this General Assembly. However, if you need support from the IF office in raising funds to attend this GA, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (e.g. for a support letter). By connecting the GA to the IF European workshop we try to reach as many of our members as possible.

For more information, check out the agenda. If you are unable to join the GA, please send this proxy form to our Administrator Margo Vandenbroucke, before Tuesday November 21, 2017, nominating another IF member to represent you in the IF GA.

The purpose of this GA is to nominate a new board member and to discuss the application of new IF members. If your association wants to propose a new member for the IF board, please use the nomination form and send it back to our Administrator before November 6, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your time to fill out the documents and to submit them on time. We really look forward to seeing all our members in Stockholm in November!

If you have any doubts or questions about the forms, the Stockholm Workshop or the General Assembly, please contact our Administrator Margo Vandenbroucke.


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