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ACDS Office Closure

Due to the evolving COVID-19 threat and a recent government safe order mandating all non-essential businesses to be closed in the state of Wisconsin, the ACDS/EDI offices will be temporarily closed effective March 25th. ACDS staff will continue to be available to ACDS members via remote access and will be routinely checking voicemail and email. During this time, the best way to communicate with ACDS staff is by emailing Thank you for your patience as we all navigate through these unprecedented times. For more information, please click here.

Who We Are

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, 2020; 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.

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

In the News

2020 ACDS Fall Meeting - Postponed
May 22, 2020

ACDS 2020 Spring Newsletter
May 13, 2020

Click here for more information on the ACDS Business Meeting.
May 1, 2020

ACDS has announced the new members of the Board of Directors. Click here for the results.
May 1, 2020

COVID-19 update

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