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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

74th Annual Meeting

July 28 - 31, 2022
The Hilton Portland
Portland, OR

75th Annual Meeting

July 27 - 30, 2023
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA

76th Annual Meeting

August 22 - 25, 2024
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA

What's New

UCSD's Burger Wins Best Resident Case at PDA 2022

Dr. Elise Burger, a current University of California San Diego (UCSD) dermatology resident, was selected as the 2022 Anita Gilliam Best Resident Presenter during PDA's 74th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Burger won $500, two years of free PDA membership following completion of her residency, and possession of the Anita Gilliam Best Resident Case Presentation trophy for her case of "Chronic Granulomatous Oleoma from Cooking Oil Injections ". Her case was presented along with 14 others from 10 Western US dermatology residency programs.

UCSF's Gandelman Wins Best Resident Case at PDA 2021 Spring Training

Dr. Jocelyn Gandelman from the University of California - San Francisco, was selected as the 2021 Best Resident Case Award Winner during PDA's Spring Training meeting on April 30-May 1. Gandelman won a prize of $250 for her case of "Necrotizing Neutrophilic Dermatosis Associated with Levamisole-Adulterated Cocaine". Her case was presented along with 7 others from 8 different residency programs in the Western US.