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.


Dear Colleagues,

Having considered the recent developments relating to the COVID19 pandemic, the executive leadership and planning committee have decided to convert the Joint Meeting in March 2022 from an in-person meeting to a fully virtual one.  In order to preserve the quality and experience of this virtual meeting, a further decision has been made to postpone it to 16-20 May 2022.  We will, as we did in 2021 meeting, conduct most of the live activities between 14:00 and 19:30 GMT, which will allow attendees from multiple time zones to participate.  Recordings of the presentations will be available online to registrants after the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a very exciting meeting. Additional details will follow.


ISDP Executive officers

25th Joint Meeting Planning Committee

International Society of Dermatopathology
P.O. Box 2444
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-2444
Phone: 650-729-1234
Email: [email protected]

 Results of the Oral Abstract, World Cup and Poster Presenations from the 25th Virtual Meeting

Best Poster - Wyatt Boothby-Shoemaker

Best Oral Abstract - Dr. Nicholas Love

First Place Trainee World Cup - Dr. Shaymaa Hegazy

Second Place Trainee World Cup - Calvin Hosler

Third Place Trainee World Cup - Dr. Chelsea Kramish


Applications are now being accepted for 2023 Travel Grant Awards
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. 
 More Info On Travel Grant Award


Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Visiting Scholar Award
Named in honor of long time society manager, Diana Baughman, the ISDP Visiting Scholar Awards provide financial assistance to deserving physicians from economically impoverished countries to acquire additional skills by training in dermatopathology in another country
More information on Visiting Scholar Award