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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Healthcare Disparities Poster Award

In recognition of a new initiative surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, The American Contact Dermatitis Society is pleased to announce the availability of the new DEI Poster Award. This award will recognize work focused around diversity, equity, inclusion and health disparities within dermatitis.

Presentations may focus on race, ethnicity, and/or socieoeconomic factors and their effect on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, education, diagnosis, management, or prevention of atopic or contact dermatoses in skin of color.  Specific areas of exploration may include:

  • race, ethnicity, socieoeconomic factors and effect on access to dermatitis care/patch testing
  • quality of life with dermatitis in skin of color
  • skin of color and variation in management and outcomes of dermatitis
  • risk factors for dermatitis in skin of color
  • occupational dermatoses in skin of color and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups etc.

The top poster will be announced during the ACDS Annual Meeting and receive a certificate of recognition. The winner is encouraged to present their findings to the Society’s journal Dermatitis.

The following criteria are used during the selection process:

Originality: How original or unique is the idea, observation or research?

Design or methods used in the investigation or research: This criterion considers the appropriateness and cleverness of the design or methods used in the investigation or research, which includes such obvious parameters as appropriate patch test concentrations, reading times, controls and the like.

Logicality of conclusions: Do the conclusions reached by the investigator follow logically from the investigative methods used? Did the presentation make sense?

Clinical usefulness: How useful are the observations or conclusions to the clinical practitioner? Does it expand awareness or knowledge of DEI and healthcare disparities issues within dermatitis? Although laboratory research is welcome, emphasis is placed on the practicality of the observations or on conclusions that are applicable to clinical practice. This includes such considerations as the probability of seeing patients with a similar problem and the ability to use any new information to the immediate benefit of patients.

Those wishing to be considered for the award should submit their abstract online. If you have any questions, please email us at or call the ACDS Office at (414) 918-9805.

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