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Message from WDS President

Adelaide A. Hebert, MD
Dear WDS Members,

Today, as the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) President, along with the WDS Leadership, I would like to announce the recently updated mission statement and 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. Following a planning meeting, held in June of this year, to review the mission statement, the revisions were submitted to and approved at the Board of Directors meeting in Boston, MA during the Summer AAD. The new mission statement represents the Society’s continued focus and efforts “to be the premier organization cultivating personal and professional development of dermatologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, mentorship, volunteerism, and leadership.”

To achieve and implement the new mission statement, our Society leaders assembled a 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, outlining the upcoming goals and focus for WDS as the organization goes forward. The specific goals and objectives identified within the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan include:
  • Infrastructure: Ensure adequate resources for the vitality and long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Membership: Increase, enhance, and diversify an engaged membership.
  • Outreach: Expanding our outreach programs, which improve the quality of life and health of our communities.
  • Programs and Services: Be the indispensable resource for the personal and professional development of members.

For more information and to read through the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, please CLICK HERE. You will also begin to notice the new mission statement highlighted in upcoming marketing materials, as well as throughout the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by emailing the WDS National Office.

I look forward to achieving the goals put forth by our membership and as WDS President, will continue to strive for success in the upcoming months.

Adelaide A. Hebert, MD
President (2016-2017)
Last updated: August 23, 2016