The American Academy of Dermatology is the preeminent dermatologic association. With a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to:
advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails
advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology
supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
The National Eczema Society was formed in 1975 when a newspaper article, prompting a large public response, indicated a vital need for an information and support service for people with eczema and their caregivers. From small beginnings the Society has grown to provide a comprehensive information and advice service, an extensive network of local contacts, an expanding network of local support, funds for research and a campaigning voice on behalf of people with eczema.
The ISDI (Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute) provides patients, physicians and caregivers with useful information about inflammatory skin diseases. Practical information on such topics as treatment options, research trends and lifestyle issues is very important to individuals with inflammatory skin diseases.
The National Psoriasis Foundation is a patient-driven, nonprofit organization that is the voice for the millions of Americans affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. The Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice.