ACDS Committee Request Form

All ACDS committees play a significant role in the continued growth and success of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS). Each committee member is an invaluable asset to ACDS as they provide a unique perspective and approach to ensuring that ACDS’s mission and vision are the core factors behind all initiatives and programs.

Most ACDS committees have a three year term commitment and meet virtually by conference call several times a year. Committee terms will begin in March 2020, following the ACDS Annual Meeting.

Interested in becoming more involved? Submit the committee interest form below.

Committee terms will begin in March 2020, following the ACDS Annual Meeting. Please contact info@contactderm.org or call (414) 918-9805 with any questions.

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Committees

The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for determining speakers, content and other programming details for the annual meeting. This includes oversight of the abstract submission process, reviewing submissions and making appropriate notifications.

The Bylaws and Administrative Regulations Committee is responsible for reviewing the Society's Bylaws and Administrative Regulations and recommending changes to the Board as warranted.

The CAMP committee is responsible for oversight and quality assurance for the CAMP database from both a physician perspective and a patient perspective.

The Clinical Research Award Committee is responsible for reviewing research award proposals for the purpose of undertaking relevant clinical studies directed toward the subject of contact dermatitis and judged according to criteria set forth in the Administrative Regulations of the Society.

The Dermatitis Allergen of the Year Committee is responsible for determining the selection and review process and coordinating the distribution and publication of Allergen of the Year.

The Editorial and Publications Committee is responsible for serving as the liaison between the Society and Dermatitis. Roles include investigation of advertising and subscriber leads and coordination of the selection process for editors and other positions within the editorial structure of Dermatitis. The committee is also responsible for determining the selection and review process and coordinating the distribution and publication of the Dermatitis Article of the Year..

The Education Committee is responsible for fulfilling the educational objectives of the Society to include development of online educational resources, development and distribution of the Society newsletter, and preparation and submission of questions for the American Board of Dermatology, Osteopathic Medicine Boards, and other exams.

The Finance, Audit and Investment Committee is responsible for reviewing and providing guidance to the Board of Directors for all financial activities of the Society to include review of all financial statements, oversight of the annual audit, and development and annual review of the Society’s financial investment strategy.

The Fisher Award and Lectureship Committee is responsible for the selection and confirmation of the Alexander A. Fisher Lectureship Awardee at the Society annual meeting, and selection of the Alexander A. Fisher Resident Awardee for the top three papers presented by a resident at the Annual Meeting.

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for securing funds for ACDS activities and meeting support.

The Health and AMA Policy Committee is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Society and the AAD/AADA and AMA in the development of policy issues and providing education resources to the membership on patch testing and other related issues.

The Interactive Media and Public Relations Committee is responsible for promoting a better understanding of Dermatitis and ACDS through a variety of public outreach efforts, marketing and public relations. Responsibilities also include providing member educational resources and interactive media tools and strengthening the society’s technological infrastructure on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other forms of digital media.

The Maibach and Poster Award Committee is responsible for reviewing abstracts for the Society Annual Meeting that are submitted by investigators outside the United States to be considered for the Maibach travel grant. The committee will also oversee the selection process of the top three posters presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting.

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing the membership structure, establishing retention and recruitment strategies and increasing member engagement.

The Mentoring Award Committee is responsible for promoting the concept of mentoring within ACDS, and overseeing the selection process for the Mentoring and Mid-Career Award Programs.

The Mid-Year Meeting Committee is responsible for determining speakers, content and other programming details for the mid-year meeting.

The Research Planning and Development Committee is responsible for oversight of the selection process for the Outcomes Research Grant Award and engaging the membership in determining research development needs.

The Website Committee is responsible for providing recommendations on website design, organization, and content.