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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.

What’s New

  • 2016 Spring Newsletter

    Featured Articles: President's Message, PeDRA Co-Chairs Update, Call for 2016 Grants & Awards, Fellowship Program Profiles, Members Identify Top Priorities for SPD, Practitioner of the Year Award, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Match Program, Foundation Honor Roll 2015, Research Corner, Job Opportunities, Literature Review. The Spring issue of SPD Newsletter can be found in the Members Only Area of the site. 

  • Online Education Modules

    The SPD has partnered with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum. These online education tools offer a broad overview of each topic, and are user-friendly resources for primary care providers, dermatology and pediatrics residents. Topics include Genetic Skin Diseases, Infantile Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations, Birthmarks, Rashes and Sun Protection.

  • "Patient Perspectives" Handouts Available

    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.   Several are already available, including Acne, Infantile Hemangiomas, Moles, Warts, Isotretinoin, Molluscum, and Vitiligo.    

  • Guidelines for Physician Extenders

    The SPD has received many requests to help define the scope of practice for physician extenders working with Pediatric Dermatologists. In response, the Workforce Committee developed guidelines to assist Pediatric Dermatologists in their practice.  Guidelines covering the pathogenesis, patient assessment, treatment plan and patient/parent counseling for Acne, Atopic Dermatitis, Verrucae Vulgaris (Common Warts) and Molluscum Contagiosum can be found at the Members Only Area of this site.

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