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About the Society

Founded in 1989, the mission of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) is to promote, support, develop and stimulate information about contact dermatitis and occupational skin disease for improved patient care.

Members include dermatologists, allergists, physicians, researchers, nurses and health care professionals.

Dermatitis is the official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society ( The Society provides education, information and practical tools to aid physicians in their care of patients.

The most popular tool is the ACDS Contact Allergen Management Program (CAMP). After a patient has been patch tested and their allergen identified, physicians can print or email a list of personal care products that are free of those ingredients/allergens. CAMP helps patients comply with avoidance with a practical head-start list. Only qualified physician members (or physician assistants under physician supervision) may distribute CAMP lists to patients. Once a list is generated, patients may retrieve updated lists from CAMP free of charge.

The Society also supports young leaders in the field with fellowships for research and mentoring as well as awards for presentations at the society's annual meeting. Dermatitis hosts the annual Contact Allergen Bee that challenges residents against one another in a high pressure "live" gameshow at the Annual Meeting.

International exchange is encouraged with travel and research awards.

ACDS Board of Directors


Bruce Brod, MD (2015-2017)
Dermatology Associates of Lancaster Ltd.

Lancaster, PA


Sharon Jacob, MD (2015-2017)

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA


Kalman Watsky, MD

Yale University

New Haven, CT 

Rita Lloyd, MD (2013-2017)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Immediate Past President
Susan Nedorost, MD (2013-2017)

Case Western Reserve

Cleveland, OH


Cory A. Dunnick, MD (2013-2016)

Contact Dermatitis Clinic

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO

Rajani Katta, MD (2013-2016)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Douglas Powell, MD (2013-2016)

Department of Derm/Univ of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Amber Atwater, MD (2014-2017)

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Michael Sheehan, MD (2014-2017)

Contact Dermatitis Center

Columbus, IN

Apra Sood, MD (2014-2017)

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Nina Botto, MD (2015-2018)

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Glen H Crawford, MD (2015-2018)

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Heather P Lampel, MD, MPH (2015-2018)

Duke University

Durham, NC  27707

Executive Director
Cynthia Froehlich
American Contact Dermatitis Society
2323 North State Street #30
Bunnell FL 32110 USA
Tel. (386) 206-8215
Fax (386) 437-4427