Join the BDIAP

Membership of the society is open to medical and veterinary practitioners actively engaged in Pathology who are permanently resident in North West Europe. Pathologists from other parts of the world may also join, but are expected first to have become members of their local Division of the IAP.

The British Division organises at least two Scientific Meetings each year at which a selected topic is dealt with in some depth. The Division is, in the main, composed of practising Histopathologists and meetings are planned accordingly. A Slide Seminar on previously circulated sections is an integral part of most meetings.

To become a member you require to be nominated and seconded by two members of the Division not in training (effective from 2014) and subsequently recommended by the Council for election. Members of the Council review applications every three months and you will be contacted following approval.

Members who are elected during the course of the year will have the choice of taking up their membership either immediately on receipt of appropriate payment (see above) or from 1 January of the following year. You may attend meetings after applying for membership and prior to election.

Affiliate membership for Biomedical Scientists

Biomedical Scientists who either hold or are in training for either a Master’s degree or the Institute’s Diploma of Expert Practice in Histological Dissection will be eligible for an affiliate membership.

Biomedical Scientists interested in becoming members should fill in the application for membership from the website below or .

Applications will require a proposer and seconder who are medically qualified full BDIAP members.

The annual fee will be £10 per year without subscription to Histopathology, or £95 with subscription to Histopathology

Membership rights include access to educational material via the website and reduced registration fees for BDIAP meetings (or other meetings where BDIAP members obtain discounts).

Affiliate membership does not include the right to vote on BDIAP matters


Currently, membership numbers are as follows:

United Kingdom 1076
Netherlands 78
Belgium 64
Irish Republic 53
Other Nationalities 109
Senior & Honorary members: 81
Total: 1380

Subscription rates for 2016 are set at:

Membership, including Histopathology  £95
Membership, including Histopathology with Laboratory Investigation or Modern Pathology  £160
Membership, including Histopathology with Laboratory Investigation and Modern Pathology £225
Senior membership (Retired Members only; no journals) £10
Trainee members (5 years maximum, includes Histopathology, please state National Training Number on your application form) £10
Affiliate Membership for Biomedical Scientists, without Histopathology £10
Affiliate Membership for Biomedical Scientists, including Histopathology £95

You have the choice of either completing your membership form/change of membership details interactively online or alternatively you can send your completed membership form/change of membership details by post please click the appropriate link below:

Send information interactively online

Please click appropriate link:

Online Interactive Membership Form
Online Interactive Change of Membership Details Form

Send information by post

Please click appropriate link:

Printable Membership Form to send by post
Printable Change of Membership details to send by post

Enquiries, correspondence and a completed Membership Form / Change of Address should be sent to:
Mrs Carol Harris, Administrative Secretary, BDIAP, P. O. Box 73, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 1RY, U.K.
Fax: (+44)(0) 117 907 7941
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The BDIAP will use the information you supply to manage your membership and to send you information about the BDIAP and information of relevance to the practice of pathology. We will not knowingly provide your contact details to any other organisation without your consent.