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.


We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the XLII ISDP Symposium in Dubai, UAE, 3-5 November 2023..




Dear Colleagues,

Registration for access to the recorded sessions and eSlide library from the ISDP 26th Joint Meeting is now available.  Please note - NO CME HOURS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE ONLINE ACCESS.


If you registered for and/or attended the live meeting, you do not need to register again.  You already have access to the online recordings.  

Finally, planning will be underway soon for the 27th JM in San Diego, California, at the Westgate Hotel, for March 6-7,2024.  We hope to see you there!


ISDP Executive officers



Sister Society Meeting at the WCD 3 July 2023

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to attend "The Importance of Dermatopathology in Dermatology for Better Clinical Care Worldwide” session (see program below) of The International League of Dermatologic Societies (ILDS) Sister Society Meeting on July 3, 2023, 1:30-5:30 pm, being held during The World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Singapore (July 3-8, 2023).

We hope that this meeting will bring together dermatopathologists and dermatologists from various parts of the world and provide opportunities for interaction and bolstering of ties.

Click here for Program and Speakers
Important: This ILDS Sister Society Meeting is free to attend with registration for the WCD (see registration link
We look forward to seeing you at the Sister Society Meeting!
Kind regards,
Anjela Galan
Rossitza Lazova
Joyce Lee 



The 2024 Travel Grant Award application is now available.  Click on the box below 
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. 
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The 2024 Visiting Scholar Award application is now available.  Click on the information link below
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
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