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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

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A resource designed to help patients manage allergic contact dermatitis and find personal care products safe to use. Learn more

Dermatitis Journal

Dermatitis Journal

The official Journal of the ACDS, with a focus on contact, atopic, occupational, and drug dermatitis. Learn more

Find a Provider

Find a Provider

A resource to find individuals who provide patch test services in your area. Learn more


Deadline: October 15, 2024; 11:59pm CT

Clinical Research 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 residency 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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Healthcare Disparities Award
This award focuses on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management or prevention of atopic or contact dermatoses and their associated morbidity.

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

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