The Coalition of Skin Diseases

Working to improve the lives of 84 million Americans living with dermatological conditions

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Why We Exist

As the largest consortium of skin disease patient advocacy organizations in the United States, the efforts of the Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD) aim to ensure that all Americans living with dermatological diseases and skin traumas receive the care they need to live healthy and productive lives.

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Raising Awareness to the The Impact of Skin Disease

We Take Advocating
for Patients Seriously

The CSD works to improve the lives of over 84 million Americans living with dermatological conditions by supporting member organizations in developing, building, and enhancing their current advocacy initiatives.  We are also the conduit through which our members speak with one voice to policy-makers and regulators about the debilitating nature of dermatological diseases and barriers to access, treatment, and research.

Our Policy Positions


Congressional Meetings
in 2022/23 FY


Americans Living with
a Skin Disease


Dermatological Related
Non-Profit Groups


In Direct and Indirect Costs
Related to Skin Disease

Recent News &
Upcoming Events

The Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting will take place May 14-18 in Dallas, Texas. Visit the Annual Meeting website…
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2024 CSD Hill Day

April 21, 2024

April 21-23, 2024 The CSD will be providing travel bursaries for 50 patient advocates to join our efforts in asking…
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CSD Development Day

March 9, 2024

The CSD will be hosting its Annual Business Meeting and Development Day on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 in conjunction with…
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2024 AAD Annual Meeting

March 8, 2024

The Academy will offer each Associate Member Organization of the CSD a maximum of (2) complimentary base registrations as non-member…
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Membership with the CSD

The CSD is a collective of patient groups, non-profit and corporate entities, which align with the coalition’s mission in advocating for dermatological patients. There are three membership opportunities:

Associate Membership

Dermatological Patient Support Organizations that are tax-exempt with 501c3 status.
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Affiliate Membership

Entities that are tax-exempt and whose mission supports the goals of the CSD.
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Corporate Membership

Entities that are non-tax-exempt with a focus on those living with a skin disease.
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