IID 2018 Trainee Retreat
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We are pleased to announce a call for nominations for Dermatology Residents, Post-Doctoral Fellows or PhD’s completing their training, to participate in the International Investigative Dermatology 2018 (IID 2018) Trainee Retreat. The retreat will be held in conjunction with the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), and the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) during the IID 2018 Meeting, which will take place May 16 through May 19, in Orlando, Florida.   The retreat program kicks off on Wednesday, May 16th at 07:00 am, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.



Participants will have the opportunity to meet with an international group of leaders in the field of dermatologic research.  They will discuss advantages of careers in research and opportunities for advancement in academic careers.  A strong emphasis will be made for retreat attendees to network with their peers across all three (3) Societies, SID, ESDR and JSID, and with the mid-level faculty from all societies.

The Retreat sessions will focus on:

  • How to build a research career in academics
  • What differences in this process exist between member societies
  • How collaborative research is conducted
  • Role of mentorship in research


  • Candidate must have a MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree
  • Candidate must be a dermatology Resident, PhD, or a PhD completing their training
  • Candidate must be nominated by their Department Chair, Program Director or Principal Investigator to be considered
  • Candidate should be on track for research or academic careers
  • Candidate must have submitted an abstract to the IID 2018 Meeting
  • Candidate should be a member of the ESDR, JSID or SID



The 2018 International Trainee Retreats format will be different from our usual retreat selection process. Each of the three (ESDR, JSID and SID) will award up to 25 attendees the opportunity to attend the retreat. Depending on total number of applicants, this will likely limit attendance to only one candidate per institution.


Nomination criteria, candidate selection process, or to nominate a candidate, please follow the links below for your respective Society.

Members of the SID:
Nominate a candidate:   SID Retreat Nomination Link

Members of the ESDR:
Contact the
ESDR office directly for information on the nomination process for your society

Members of the JSID:  JSID Nomination Link

Society for Investigative Dermatology
526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 340
Cleveland, Ohio 4411

Tel: 216.579.9300
Fax: 216.579.9333


The SID mission is to advance the sciences relevant to skin disease through education,

advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.