Founded in 1989, the mission of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) is to be the premier organization cultivating advancements in the diagnosis and care of dermatitis through the promotion of education, research, and advocacy. Our society is dedicated to understanding, and investigating the interplay among, contact, occupational, atopic, photo, drug and other forms of dermatitis. Read More

Contact Allergen Management Program

Use CAMP to generate a Safe Product List for patients with allergic contact dermatitis which includes a description of cross-reactors, how to consult with patients and how to instruct patients on using the new CAMP App. Learn More


Clinical Research Fellowship Award
This award is presented to young investigators studying occupational dermatology and/or epidemiology of contact dermatitis.   

Mentoring Award
Granted for the purpose of assisting young dermatologists including dermatology residents, dermatology fellows, or dermatologists up to to 5 years out of residencey to become leaders/experts in the field of contact dermatitis by acquiring additional academic skills.

Mid-Career Award
Provides ACDS members opportunities to enhance their career development through participating in "hands-on" training or other educational activities.

Outcomes Research Award
The purpose of this award is to establish the value of expert specialist evaluation and management of chronic dermatitis.


Board of Directors - Call for Nominations
Deadline: October 4, 2019

Call for Dermatitis Journal Editor in Chief (EiC)
Deadline: December 15th!

ACDS 2019 Summer Newsletter
July 1, 2019

Isobornyl Acrylate Named
Contact Allergen of the Year

How is the Allergen of the Year Selected? Interview with ACDS Director, Dr. Jonathan Zippin.