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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

76th Annual Meeting

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

CalDerm - PDA 2025 Conference

August 21-24, 2025
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, CA

What's New

UCI's Sharma Wins Best Resident Case at PDA 2023

Dr. Ajay Nair Sharma, a current University of California, Irvine (UCI) dermatology resident, was selected as the 2023 Anita Gilliam Best Resident Presenter during PDA's 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Sharma won $500, two years of free PDA membership following completion of his residency, and possession of the Anita Gilliam Best Resident Case Presentation trophy for her case of "Alopecia Areata-like Presentations with Mogamulizumab Therapy". His case was presented along with 13 others from 9 Western US dermatology residency programs.

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.