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As a non-profit organization and advocate, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology believes an interconnected healthcare community is a strong one. All members of the derm community play an important role in creating and bringing to market innovative products, therapeutics, and services. Through in-person and virtual events, we connect clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and others to improve the field of dermatology.
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Upcoming Events


Dermatology Summit

January 7, 2024

 The 2024 Dermatology Summit is being held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Register before October 27, 2023 for early bird pricing.


Dermatology Innovation Forum

March 7, 2024

The 9th Annual Dermatology Innovation Forum (DIF) is being held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.

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Skin & Digital Summit

December 9, 2023

The Annual Skin & Digital Summit is being held virtually on December 9, 2023 online and broadcast via IMCAS Academy. 

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IMCAS Innovation Tank

February 1-3, 2024

The Innovation Tank returns to IMCAS World Congress 2024 to support upcoming startups. Apply by: December 8, 2023!


IFPA Conference

June 27-29, 2024

The theme of the 7th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference is “Uncovering the Broad Spectrum of Psoriatic Disease”.


Global Payer Forum

A series of educational webinars about Value-Based Contracting by payers and academic experts. 

On-Demand Content


Putting the Brakes on Autoimmunity: Checkpoint Agonists in Dermatology

On November 1, 2023, academia and industry speakers discussed recent advances in the development of checkpoint agonists for dermatology in this complimentary webinar.

The Science Behind Innovations in Topical Generic Drug Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges

On September 19, 2023 we heard from FDA experts on the latest advances in topical drug assessment.  

Dermatology Innovation Forum 2022

Listen to inspiring talks that can lead dermatology in its next generation of products and services.

Dermatology Summit 2022

Leaders in the dermatology space discuss the next generation of dermatology companies and products.

Advances in Understanding the Itch-Scratch Cycle

Learn how recent fundamental advances in neurobiology, neuroimmunology, and artificial intelligence have informed fundamental mechanisms, characteristics, and new treatments for patients with chronic pruritus. 

Digital Dermatology: Opportunities and Challenges for Novel Sensors in Clinical Trails

Academia and industry speakers discuss the State of the Art of wearable sensors.

The Mast Cell-Neuron Axis: Implications for Future Skin and Itch Therapies

Learn how fundamental advances in neuroimmunology and mast cell biology may provide a new paradigm for drug discovery and development.

Skin & Digital Summit 2021

Listen to experts discuss digital technology & artificial intelligence advancements.

Skin & Digital Summit - June 24, 2022

Listen to experts discuss digital technology & artificial intelligence advancements.

Skin & Digital Summit - December 10, 2022

Listen to experts discuss digital technology & artificial intelligence advancements.

Past Events


Dermatology Innovation Forum - March 16, 2023

The 2023 Dermatology Innovation Forum returned as an in person on Thursday, March 16 at the Higgins Hotel New Orleans. 

Dermatology Summit - January 8, 2023

The 2023 Dermatology Summit returned as an in person event on Sunday, January 8 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

BNP's for Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment

The BNP platform can be harnessed for the delivery of pharmacologic agents to other components of the skin and mucosa.

CAR-T Cells as a Therapy for γδ T-cell Cancers

CAR technology harnesses the immune system’s power to induce lasting remissions of previously refractory B cell leukemias and lymphomas.

Machine Learning as a Catalyst to Understand the Impact of Chronic Itch

Explore the use of a machine-learning and wireless-based innovative device “Emerald”, as a way to more accurately quantify itch.