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Offering high-quality continuing education opportunities to dermatologists

Our mission is to offer high-quality continuing education opportunities to dermatologists practicing in the Western US, Canada, Mexico and Pacific Rim countries. We are committed to helping develop the next generation of dermatologists and improve the overall quality of patient care. Within our membership, there are both established, experienced thought-leaders in the field as well as younger up-and-coming clinicians and researchers. Our education scheduling is designed in a format that supports a work family balance.

Calendar of Events

Spring Training

April 30 - May 1, 2021
Presented Virtually

73rd Annual Meeting

August 19-22, 2021
Resort at Squaw Creek
Lake Tahoe, California

What's New

SAUSHEC's Laskoski Wins Best Resident Case at PDA 2019

Dr. Kelly Laskoski, a current San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium dermatology resident, was selected as the 2019 Anita Gilliam Best Resident Presenter during PDA's 71st Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Laskoski won $200, two years of free PDA membership following completion of her residency, and possession of the Anita Gilliam Best Resident Case Presentation trophy for his case of "A Case of Leprosy Saved from Catastrophic Consequences". Her case was presented along with 14 others from 11 Western US & Canadian dermatology residency programs.

Ortega Loayza Selected as 2019 Newcomer Research Award Recipient

Dr. Alex Ortega Loayza of Oregon Health & Science University was selected as PDA's 2019 Victor Newcomer Research Award recipient. Ortega Loayza was awarded a $500 prize and the opportunity to present his research "Comparison of Three Diagnostic Frameworks for Classic Ulcerative Pyoderma Gangrenosum" at the PDA 71st Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. This award was established in honor of Dr. Victor Newcomer, an esteemed mentor and leader in the dermatologic community, and aims to encourage residents and new practicing clinicians of dermatology to strive for excellence in their work.