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, following the ACDS Annual Meeting each year.
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The AMA and Health 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 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 Cross Reactor Committee is responsible for oversight and quality assurance of the CAMP database from both a physician and patient perspective.
The CAMP Education Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing content pertaining to allergen information sheets, developing interactive tool kits for both providers and patients and patient counseling tools.
The CAMP Strategic Planning and Industry Support Committee is responsible for providing overall strategic direction for CAMP to include marketing, product enhancements and industry partnerships and support.
The Contact Allergen Bee Committee is responsible for developing the competition format and content of the annual Contact Allergen Bee which is conducted during the ACDS Annual Meeting each year.
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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Healthcare Disparities Committee is responsible for developing research, education and mentorship opportunities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the ACDS. We are committed to reducing healthcare disparities and advancing dermatitis care with a compassionate and socially conscious approach.
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 Fall Meeting Committee is responsible for determining speakers, content and other programming details for the ACDS Fall Meeting.
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 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 include providing recommendations on website design, organization and content, 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 Research Planning and Development Committee is responsible for oversight of the selection process for the Outcomes Research Award and the Clinical Research Award. The committee will also be responsible for engaging the membership in determining research development needs for both the Society and the specialty.
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for discussing and recommending long-term strategic goals and projects that align with the overall mission and vision of the Society.