ISDR fosters growth in Dermatology community through its 10+ professional and 50+ student chapters worldwide. Chapters establish a local presence for ISDR in international cities from all over the world as well as in more remote locations. Regardless of size or location and category of membership, every ISDR chapter offers its members a wealth of benefits, including access to research opportunities and to establish a personal networking system in the region.
ISDR local chapters around the world host Guest lectures, workshops by internationally known professionals & Scientists in the field of Dermatology and allied areas. ISDR also sponsor seminars on the most pressing and latest issues, and recent developments in the field of Dermatology and allied areas, conduct volunteer training workshops, and publish their own newsletters.
ISDR sponsors more than 10 professional chapters, which work to increase recruitment and retention of Dermatology professionals at the university level. ISDR chapters offer professional activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for Professionals in the field of Dermatology and allied areas.
Establishing professional chapters and participating in all these chapters provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional networking among peers in their respective geographic areas. ISDR Chapter members reflect all facets of Dermatology and allied areas.
ISDR has established more than 50 student chapters throughout the world that give students opportunities to play active roles in the association and its activities. By organizing Guest Lectures, workshops, Panel Discussions, Career Development programme and programming contests, ISDR Student Chapters facilitate communication and collaboration within a university’s Dermatology community and with the Healthcare community at large. Through its sponsorship of student chapters, ISDR also enhances learning via the exchange of ideas among students, and between students and established professionals.
ISDR Student chapter members can also take advantage of ISDR activities and services. Student chapters provide a natural setting to develop and demonstrate the leadership capabilities critical to students’ career development. ISDR also help students get involved in the business world with workshops, Guest Lectures, Training and development, and career building initiatives.
Joining an ISDR chapter conveys a profound interest and dedication to Dermatology disciplines. The next step is volunteering and form committees in a variety of roles and capacities that can benefit the chapter and advance career opportunities as well.
Volunteer activities range from running for elected positions on chapter, forming committee members, Ambassadors and serving in a wide variety of planning, management, and logistical support functions at ISDR conferences. Members who get involved with ISDR are creating networking and learning opportunities that advance both organizational and personal development.