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WDS/AAD International Travel Awards Program


The Women's Dermatologic Society/American Academy of Dermatology provides travel awards of up to $2500 USD for board certified (or board eligible) dermatologists from outside the United Sates to attend the WDS Annual Meeting Luncheon and the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

The purpose of these awards is to provide support for women dermatologists from other countries to attend the WDS Annual Meeting Luncheon, as well as the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting.


  • November 1st - Applications Due
  • December 1st - Announcement of Awardees
  • Dermatologists who reside outside the United States and are Board Certified or Board Eligible. Residents may also apply!
  • Preference will be given to those with financial constraints and those who are presenting at the AAD Annual Meeting.
  • Application must include a letter of support from your local, regional, or national dermatologic society (on society letterhead), a budget of reasonable travel expenses, and a CV (in English).
  • Awardees will be expected to prepare a brief report for publication in the WDS newsletter at the conclusion of their experience, and provide their photo to WDS for publication.
  • Awards may not necessarily be granted for the full amount requested.
You may apply for an International Travel Awards Program Award in one of two ways:
  1. Apply online at: WDS/AAD International Travel Awards Program 2015 Application
    (Application for 2015 Awards: November 1, 2014)

  2. Send the application and required materials to:
    WDS/AAD International Travel Awards Program
    Women’s Dermatologic Society
    700 Fairfax Street, Suite 510
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    FAX: (856) 423-3420 (download the PDF version)
    Questions? Please email us at: wds@womensderm.org • (tel: 877-937-7673)

Download Program Brochure

The American Academy of Dermatology provides supplemental support for up to five recipients of the WDS International Travel Award to attend the AAD Annual Meeting. This support consists of complimentary registration for the annual AAD meeting, one educational session, and an invitation to the AAD international scholarship dinner.

The WDS/AAD International Travel Awards Program is supported by MaryKay, Inc.

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