What you can support

Through the following educational and life-saving programs, the American Academy of Dermatology is proud to make a meaningful difference every day in the lives of individuals and communities. Your support helps further the following initiatives:

Public education / community programs

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Camp Discovery
Provide a life-enriching camping experience for over 350 children with chronic skin conditions annually at six weeks of camp in five locations throughout the country.

     
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  Dermatology in Action
Dermatology in Action is a hands-on volunteer program inspired by the compassion among dermatologists and their desire to reach out and help local communities.
     
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Since 1999, the Academy has partnered with Major League Baseball to raise awareness about skin cancer and offer detection and prevention tips to baseball players, team staff, and fans.
     
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  SPOT Skin Cancer™
Serves as the Academy's signature program for the prevention and detection of skin cancer. Through these initiatives, the Academy grants shade structures to schools and other non-profits, provides access to free skin cancer screenings to the public, and creates awareness through educational resources and campaigns like Melanoma Monday® and other public service announcements.

Member education

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International programs
The Academy offers several international programs that provide grants to Academy members who deliver dermatologic care in underserved communities.

     
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Leadership Institute
Provides training, mentoring, and networking opportunities tailored to the unique needs of dermatologists.

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“The Academy’s community involvement programs can help enrich our lives both professionally and personally. I am supporting the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer initiative by raising money to fund a shade structure at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Protecting children’s skin while they play is important to me. With the Academy’s help, I am able to give back in ways that are meaningful to me and will make a lasting impact.”

 
– Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD
Burlington, Mass.

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