The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 16,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States. The Academy is committed to excellence in patient care, medical and public education, research, professionalism and member service and support.
The American Board of Dermatology was incorporated in 1932 to elevate and maintain the standards of this specialty. Its foundation stemmed from a growing awareness that specialization in medicine had to be based on adequate training, knowledge and experience. In 1955, the official name of the board was changed to the American Board of Dermatology, Inc.
National Vitiligo Foundation offers the vitiligo patient the assurance that they are not alone; and that a reputable organization is working hard to fund better treatments and eventually a cure.
Skin of Color Society was established in 2004. Its purpose is to promote awareness of and excellence within the area of special interest of dermatology-skin of color. The Society is committed to the education of health care providers and the general public on dermatologic health issues related to skin of color.