Mission and Values


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

The SID will be the pre-eminent organization for the science of skin health and diseases.  It will be a leading purveyor of educational programming.  It will promote a culture of discovery and serve as the premier forum for the exchange of scientific information relating to dermatologic research.  It will build cross-disciplinary bridges to provide catalytic leadership in attaining intellectual, political, and financial support for skin-related scientific investigation.  The SID will be—and be viewed as—a significant force in shaping public policy.  As a result of recruiting, nurturing, and mentoring the next generation of scientists, it will be a financially robust and self-sustaining organization.


  • Integrity
  • Collegiality
  • Shared Beliefs
  • Innovation
  • Leadership