About the SID

The SID mission is to advance and promote the sciences relevant to skin health and disease through education, advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.

Working under this mission, the SID is committed to fostering scientific careers for young researchers, increasing public and government awareness about the need to support skin research, working with industry in the development of new technologies and cooperative ventures, and encouraging scientific collaborations among researchers worldwide.

SID 2016 Annual Meeting

May 11-14, 2016
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Upcoming Events

75th Annual Meeting

2016 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin
"The Skin: Our Sensory Organ for Itch, Pain, Touch, and Pleasure" October 20 – 24, 2016
Salishan Resort, Oregon Coast, U.S.A.

Program Chair: Gil Yosipovitch, M.D.
Program Committee: Diana Bautista, Ph.D., Ethan Lerner, M.D., Ph.D., Ellen Lumpkin, Ph.D., and Francis McGlone, Ph.D.

A primary objective of this meeting will be to bring together research expertise from the domains of the skin, brain, and cognitive sciences, to focus in depth upon the roles of the skin in inter-relationships between somatic sensation, perception, and behavior in health and disease.
Summary of the 2015 Montagna Symposium