About the WSDA: Mission, Purpose and History
The Washington State Dermatology Association (WSDA) is a 501 (c) (6) organization and was established in 1991.
With a membership of more than 300 practicing dermatologists and physician assistants in Washington State, the WSDA 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; and
- Supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
The first priority of the WSDA is delivering exceptional continuing medical education (CME) for dermatologists. To this end, the WSDA provides opportunities designed to advance the dermatologist’s proficiency in diagnosing and managing diseases of the skin. These include our Annual Conference, local CME lectures and up to date, pertinent newsletters.
The WSDA is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, the officers of the WSDA, consisting of the President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, American Academy of Dermatology Advisory Council member, as well as the Immediate Past President.
The WSDA is committed to public service. Each year, it:
- Sponsors campers to spend a week with other campers who have similar skin conditions.
- Supports the Dermatology Foundation.
- Supports membership in providing free skin cancer screenings to detect suspicious lesions and suspected melanomas.