To advocate on behalf of the individuals with skin disease. This is accomplished by, supporting basic scientific and clinical research, fostering physician and patient education, generating awareness of the skin disease, supporting the growth of member organizations through the sharing of mutual concerns, which may increase the pace of discovery or a cure, while improving the quality of life for those affected.

The CSD also works closely with our affiliate members: American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian Skin Patient Alliance, Derma Care Access Network, Dermatology Nurses Association, International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.