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The field of dermatology serves many constituencies: from researchers and workers in industry to private practitioners and patients. The SID primarily serves the research component of dermatology. However, advocacy is an important part of what we do.

As part of past and current strategic initiatives, the SID has specifically identified the importance of strengthening and growing our advocacy efforts. By creating stronger collaborations with organizations like the
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)  and the Coalition of Skin Diseases, we can do much to increase awareness of the burden of skin disease. In this way, we strive to increase funding for the research that may one day cure skin disease.

The SID participates in several advocacy programs that support you, the patient. For additional information about any of these programs, please contact the SID at 216-579-9300 or email. 

Helpful Links for Patients
Skin rashes that itch: Patient Information at - A patient-friendly quick reference guide to the most common causes of itchy rashes.  Each diagnosis includes images and overview information