Becoming a Member
What are the types of Membership in the BDIAP?
We have five different types of membership that can be applied for at the BDIAP. Depending on your status you can apply for either Foundation, Trainee, Affiliate, Allied Scientist or Ordinary Membership. You can find more information and prices on the different types of Membership here.
What are the benefits of being a BDIAP Member?
You can find more information on the benefits of becoming a BDIAP Member on our Membership Benefits page.
Applying for Membership
The BDIAP subscription year runs from January to December. The turnaround time for new applications is 3 weeks.
To become a member you are required to be nominated and seconded by two Ordinary BDIAP members.
Upon submitting your application, you will also be asked to make payment online, for the subscription year. Your subscription renewals will then take place every year in January online (for international members) or by Direct Debit (for UK members).
Applications received in December will follow the same process, however, your first payment will not be required and approval will not be sought until January.
After becoming a Member of the BDIAP, when will I have access to the Member's Area of the website?
Once you become a Member of the BDIAP, you will receive a confirmation email, which will obtain a link to the Member’s Area. Don’t forget to reset your password for the first time!
Can I share my Membership login information with others?
Your membership is non-transferable. For GDPR purposes we do not advise you to share your login information with anyone else.
I do not know my username and/or password. What should I do?
Your username will usually be the email address you registered for Membership with. If you are unsure of what this may be, please contact us so we can confirm this with you. If you have forgotten your password, you can always reset this on the login page.
What should I do if I cannot log into my Member's Area?
If you are experiencing any issues logging in, please contact us by email to let us know, including as much information as possible of the issues you are experiencing.
How does the BDIAP use my data?
For more information on how the BDIAP uses your data, please click here.
Sponsoring a Membership Application
Who can be a sponsor for a Membership application?
Only Ordinary Members of the BDIAP can sponsor Membership applications. As the applicant, you will need to request permission from the sponsor/s directly and input their name and email address (associated with their BDIAP Member record) into the application form.
The Membership application form does not accept my sponsor/s email address. What should I do?
This happens when the email address input in the form does not match the email address on our system. Your sponsor/s will need to contact the administrative team directly to double check their email address. Please note, for GDPR reasons we are unable to share personal information with anyone other than the Member themselves.
What can I expect from being a sponsor for a Membership Application?
As a sponsor, once the potential Member has submitted their application, you will be sent an email notifying that you are a nominator or seconder for the applicant. This gives you the option to either support the application (by taking no action) or withdraw your support within 3 days. After this time, the application will then proceed to the next stage, where nothing further is required from you.
Using your Member's Area
The BDIAP Member's Area is a self-managed section of the website, please read the FAQs below for assistance on how to use it to its full potential.
How do I update my contact information?
You will firstly need to log into your Member’s Area. Once logged, click on the ‘Manage Profile’ link to update your personal information. Please note, email addresses are considered vital information and you will need to contact the administration team to have this changed.
How do I update my contact preferences?
You will need to log into your Member's Area and on your 'Manage Profile' page there will be options to opt in or out of receiving Event, Newsletter and Histopathology Journal Notifications.
Where can I find my IAP Reference Number?
Log into your Member’s Area. Once logged in, click on the ‘Manage Profile’ link. Your IAP Reference Number can be found at the top of the page just above your profile photo.
How do I update my Membership Category?
You can update your Membership Category via the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ page in your Member’s Area. For those updating their Membership Category to Ordinary, the new Membership fee is not automatically charged until the next year.
I am due to retire from active practice; how do I update my Membership Category?
We offer Senior Membership for those retiring from active practice. This type of Membership is only available to our Ordinary Members who are retiring from active practice. Please contact the administrative team for more information.
I pay my membership by direct debit, how do I update/change my bank account details?
To update/change your bank account details you will need to contact the administrative team. They will then upload a blank direct debit instruction form to the ‘Resources’ page in your Member’s Area, which you will need to complete and sign (electronic signatures are accepted but must be recognisable by your bank) then reupload back to your ‘Resources’ page for processing.
We will only be able to accept new direct debit instructions during October and November in the subscription renewal period.
Where can I find all my past subscription payments/receipts?
You can find all your past payments/subscriptions in your Member’s Area under the ‘View Payment History’ link. You can then 'view invoice' or 'view receipt' in each payment detail box.
I have been asked to show proof of my BDIAP Membership, where can I find this?
You can download a Membership certificate from your Member’s Area.
I have attended a BDIAP event that offers CPD points, where can I find my CPD certificate?
Members of the BDIAP can download their CPD certificates from their Member’s Area. For non-Members, please contact the administrative team.
Where can I access past BDIAP events content?
As a Member of the BDIAP, access to past BDIAP event presentation slides and videos can be found in your Member's Area under 'Past BDIAP Meetings' and 'Video Library'.
How can I personalise my Member’s Area to show events and news relevant to me?
In your Member's Area there is a link to 'Personalised Events' and a link to 'Personalised News'. In these pages there are options to filter this content to suit your requirements.
Can I change my journal subscription/preferences? When and how?
Yes, depending on your membership category, you can change your journal preferences at any time via the ‘Journals’ page in your Member’s Area, however, please note that journal changes cannot take place until the following subscription year.
I am subscribed to the HIS journal, how do I access it online?
As a BDIAP Member, there are two ways to access Histopathology journal:
- Log into your Member Area. On your Member’s Area landing page there will be a link named ‘Access your journal online’.
- There is another link in your Member’s Area further down the right-hand menu called ‘Journal Access'
No further login to Wiley is required for either of these methods.
Can I opt into print Histopathology journals?
As of January 2022, Histopathology will only be available to members via online access. Together with Wiley, the BDIAP are taking actions to minimise our environmental impact of printing, wrapping, and shipping issues of Histopathology to members.
I subscribe to an USCAP journal, how do I access it online?
To access your USCAP journals you will need to log into the USCAP website. If you have forgotten your login details, please contact the administrative team and we will retrieve this for you.
Please note that if you opt into receiveing an USCAP journal/s during a subscription year, these changes cannot take place until the following subscription year.
I have chosen to subscribe to an USCAP journal, when will I receive my issues?
The BDIAP subscription year runs from January to December. If you apply for Membership and choose an USCAP journal, you will not pay for or receive these journals until the following January.
Unfortunately, USCAP are unable to backdate copies of their journals, so we can only process orders in November in readiness for the next subscription year.
As USCAP journals cannot be backdated, please notify us as soon as possible if your journals have not been received.
When does my Membership expire and how do I renew it?
The BDIAP subscription year runs from January to December. Membership expires on the 31st of December each year and is renewed automatically (for direct debit payers) in the first few weeks of January. If you pay by card online, an email notification will be sent to you one week before payment is due and then on the day payment is due. All renewal emails are sent from email@example.com so please be sure to check your spam/junk folder and add this email address to your safe contacts list.
When will I be notified about Membership renewals?
As the BDIAP subscription year runs from January to December, we begin our membership renewal process in October every year to ensure our members' details/journal subscriptions are correct come membership renewals in January. An automated email is sent to all members on the 1st October to check and update any information in your BDIAP Member's Area. If a new direct debit instruction is needed, an email on how to submit one is also sent to these members in October.
Member details/journal subscriptions (if applicable) must be updated by the 30th November as confirmation emails are then issued via email on the 1st December, following an invoice on the 1st January.
All membership renewal emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org so please be sure to check your spam/junk folder and add this email address to your safe contacts list.
How can I find out how much my annual Membership fee is?
You can log into your Member’s Area and go to either ‘Manage Subscriptions’ or ‘View Payment History’. Your annual payment amount will not change unless you update your Membership Category/journal preferences.
I am a UK member, how do I set up a Direct Debit Instruction?
As a UK member, you are required to pay your yearly subscription via direct debit.
If you do not have a direct debit instruction currently set up, we will contact you in October, when the subscription renewal process begins, with instructions on how to do this. Completed direct debit instructions must be with us by 30 November if we are to process them in time for subscription renewals.
Banks will usually cancel new direct debit instructions that have been set up too far in advance of the bank account being debited and for this reason we ask that all direct debit instructions are given to us in October.
I pay my Membership by credit/debit card or my direct debit failed. What happens if I do not renew my subscription on time?
If you renew your Membership by card payments online, an email notification will be sent to you one week prior to the renewal date and then again on the renewal date. The same goes for those who pay by direct debit, you will receive two notifications of when your bank account is due to be debited.
If your direct debit has failed you will be notified via email and will need to renew your subscription online via credit/debit card.
If you pay by card or your direct debit has failed and you have not renewed your Membership by the 1st February, a 1st email reminder will be sent to you and your Membership will be officially overdue.
If you have not renewed your Membership by the 1st of March, you will still be overdue, and a 2nd email reminder will be sent to you.
If you have not renewed your Membership by the 1st April, an email warning will be sent to you and access to your Member’s Area will be suspended.
I have cancelled my direct debit with the BDIAP, what happens next?
If you have cancelled your direct debit with the BDIAP, we will receive a notification via our BACS system.
We will then contact you via email to confirm if you still wish to remain a Member, as all Active Members need to have a valid payment method attached to their record.
If we do not hear from you, your Membership with the BDIAP with be cancelled automatically. Please note, if you have paid for the subscription year, your membership will not be cancelled until the end of that subscription year (31st December).
If you have accidently cancelled your direct debit with the BDIAP, we will still receive a notification and make contact with you.
You can reinstate your direct debit within 2 months of cancelling it with your bank (dependent on who you bank with). Please contact your bank and ask them to do this for you, alternatively you should be able to reinstate the direct debit via online or telephone banking.
What happens when my Membership is suspended?
When your account is suspended you will no longer be able to access your Member's Area, Member materials or Member pages of the website.
The only page that will be available in your Member’s Area will be the ‘View Payment History’ page, where you can renew your Membership and be able to access Member content again.
Please note, if you do not renew your annual subscription by the 1st October, your Membership will be terminated, and you will have to reapply by completing a new application form online. Please note, we charge a £50 fee to all those re-joining our society
What will happen to my journal subscriptions if my account is suspended?
Once your account has been suspended, you will no longer have access to your journal/s subscriptions. To access your journal/s again, you will need to renew your BDIAP Membership by logging into your Member’s Area and going straight to the ‘View Payment History’ page.
I have previously been a BDIAP Member, how do I re-join?
If you wish to re-join the BDIAP, you can do so by logging into your Member's Area (if applicable) and following the instructions on screen. If you do not have a login, please contact the Administrative team. Please note, we charge a £50 fee to all those re-joining our society.