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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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 2021


Americans Living with
a Skin Disease


Dermatological Related
Non-Profit Groups


In Direct and Indirect Costs
Related to Skin Disease

Recent News &
Upcoming Events

CSD Development Day

March 18, 2023

The CSD will be hosting its Annual Business Meeting and Development Day on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 in conjunction with…
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2023 AAD Annual Meeting

March 17, 2023

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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2023 CSD Hill Day

September 20, 2022

April 23-25, 2023 The CSD Hill Day Event this April will be held at the Kimpton George Hotel in Washington…
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September 10-12, 2023 The Legislative Conference is the largest advocacy gathering of dermatologists and patient advocates in the country. The…
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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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Thank You to the CSD 2022
Corporate Members

The Coalition of Skin Diseases gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Healthcare Industry Partners.

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