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What we do

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SPOT Skin Cancer™

Millions of people have been educated about the importance of sun protection and early cancer detection through AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative.

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Camp Discovery

For more than 25 years, the AAD has been offering young people ages 8-16 who have chronic skin conditions a summer camping experience unlike any they’ve had before.

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ participants
Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Hikers across the globe are raising awareness and funds for the AAD SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign, working to create a world without skin cancer.

AAD Shade Structure program
Shade Structures

The AAD provides grants to install permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that need protection from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces.

International grants

The AAD has several international programs that offer grants to Academy members who provide much-needed dermatologic care in underserved communities around the globe.

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Resident education grants

Through Resident Education Grants, the AAD ensures residents get off to a great start in their careers and as leaders of the specialty.

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AccessDerm

This teledermatology program provides patients in underserved communities with dermatologic care by facilitating safe and secure provider-to-provider dermatologic consults with an easy-to-use telemedicine platform.

Youth programs
Good Skin Knowledge

This youth education campaign provides free resources to educators to teach children ages 8-10 and 11-13 about acne, skin health, and sun protection.

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Aspire magazine

Read inspiring, heartfelt stories about those in the dermatology community who support the AAD’s mission through donations, volunteerism, and other philanthropic actions.

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Ways to give

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD
Annual Fund

“Our philanthropic support allows the AAD to go beyond what dues alone can accomplish. From camp for kids, to helping residents attend our meetings, our donations benefit both our specialty and the recipients.” - Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

Bethanee Schlosser, MD, FAAD
Monthly giving

“I take comfort and pride in knowing that every month my gift is making a difference. Over time, this consistent support allows the AAD to continue the programs that mean the most to me.” - Bethanee Schlosser, MD, FAAD

Kim B. Yancey, MD, FAAD
Tribute

“The opportunity to support important AAD programs and recognize an individual through that donation represents a wonderful way to pay tribute to an esteemed mentor and/or colleague.” - Kim B. Yancey, MD, FAAD

Our donors

We welcome this year's generous donors and thank them for their commitment to advancing the programs and services of the Academy.

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Become a Corporate Partner

AAD Corporate Partners can attend events with AAD members and meet AAD leadership. In addition, they will receive recognition in Academy publications, prominent on-site recognition at Annual and Summer Meetings and listing on the AAD website.

Cyndi Isgrig, President, Dermstore

Dermstore

Dermstore is proud to partner with the American Academy of Dermatology to advocate for skin health by engaging our robust community of brands and clients with AAD’s experts. As clients become more curious and passionate about their skin, Dermstore is committed to introducing them to the education and personalization that can only be provided by the professionals who know best: AAD members.

─ Cyndi Isgrig, President, Dermstore

Ilana Tabak, Director, Patient Advocacy, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SANOFI GENZYME & REGENERON

Helping patients get access to the care they need is the core of what we do. Supporting a program like AccessDerm, which connects dermatologists with patients in underserved communities, is critical to ensuring they are receiving early detection and proper diagnosis, as well as appropriate treatments for their diseases.

─ Ilana Tabak, Director, Patient Advocacy, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Become a Corporate Partner

To learn about partnership opportunities with the AAD, the largest, most influential, and representative nonprofit dermatology association in the United States, read more at Partner with the AAD.

Become a Partner

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Volunteer

How much time do you have to give?

Skin Cancer Screening

Hosting a SPOT me® Skin Cancer Screening is a great way to demonstrate your commitment and passion to the community and to the specialty.

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Hike. Fundraise. Donate. Join this important fundraising event, benefitting the AAD's Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ campaign.

Volunteer at Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery offers kids living with skin diseases a one-of-a-kind experience.