The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to the field of Pediatric Dermatology.
The Society's objective is to promote, develop and advance education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups. The organization holds meetings twice a year to educate physicians about advances in pediatric dermatology, help them support children with dermatological diseases and improve the care of these children.
This site provides information for the purpose of developing and advancing education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups.
The SPD's Mentorship Award exists to establish a formal mentorship program in Pediatric Dermatology, promote career development within the field, and cultivate relationships between established pediatric dermatologists and those in training. New in 2018, the SPD has created one Mentorship Award specfically for a medical student. Applications are due May 1, 2018.
Featured Articles: President's Message, PeDRA Update, Fellowship Programs Transition to ACGME Accreditation, Awards & Grants - 2017 2nd Cycle Recipients and Upcoming Deadlines, Researcher Profile: Brett King, Committee Corner: Awards & Grants. The Winter issue of SPD newsletter, PediDerm Pulse, can be found in the Members Only Area of the site.
The SPD has begun translating some of the Patient Perspective Handouts into French and Spanish. The first translated handout available is on the topic of Acne. The next handouts to be translated will be Atopic Dermatitis, Infantile Hemangiamos, and Moles & Melanoma.
SPD has initiated work on a series of handouts, aimed at providing reliable information for pediatric dermatologists, dermatologists, pediatricians, family practitioners and internists to use and shared directly with patients and their families. The newest handouts available cover Pyogenic Granuloma and the Risks of Indoor Tanning.
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