The International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) was founded in 1979 by Helmut Kerl, MD; Gérald E. Piérard, MD; Jorge Sánchez, MD; and the late A. Bernard Ackerman, MD, who also served as the ISDP's first president.  The International Society of Dermatopathology, Inc, was incorporated in 1994, and classified as 501(c) (03) not-for-profit.

The aims and objectives of the ISDP are to increase knowledge of the structure and function of the skin and of diseases of the skin by microscopy. The Society intends to promote friendship and scientific exchanges among its members of different countries; to sponsor international and regional meetings; and to sponsor educational events.

 

FOUNDERS MEDAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY
In 2011, the Portuguese artist and medalist, Vasco Berardo, was commissioned by the ISDP Officers and Board of Directors to design a "medal of honor", that was titled the "FOUNDERS MEDAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY". 

 
 

 

 

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ISDP TRAVEL GRANT AWARD
Instituted in 2010, the ISDP Travel Grant Awards provide financial assistance to deserving physicians from economically impoverished countries to attend a meeting of the ISDP and present an abstract for publication. 
 
Two Travel Grants were awarded in 2010, and we now award four annually.
More Info and Travel Grant Application