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Sponsorship Opportunities

Listed below are programs for which the WDS seeks sponsorship in 2018. Corporations that have previously supported a WDS program or event will be given the first right of refusal for the sponsorship. All contributions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the 2018 Sponsorship Brochure for more details on these opportunities.

Contact Missy Zagroba, WDS Executive Director, at or by calling 414-918-9887 with questions and/or inquiries.


Academic Research Award

The WDS Academic Research Award provides funding for residents and early-career dermatologists with research grants intended to focus on both women and men's health issues.

Career & Community Development Award

The Career & Community Development Award provides WDS Members with opportunities to enhance their career development through participating in hands-on training and education.

International Travel Award

The International Travel Award provides support for international women dermatologists to attend the WDS Annual Meeting & Luncheon and the AAD Annual Meeting. These awards are provided to international dermatologists who demonstrate financial need.

Mentorship Awards

The WDS Mentorship Awards Program promotes the concept of mentorship within the WDS by establishing long-term relationships between mentors and mentees. The program helps develop leadership potential in candidates who have shown early promise through exceptional activities.


The WDS Networking Events encourages and supports women to maximize their personal and professional potential by meeting and networking with their colleagues.

Networking Luncheons

Provide an opportunity for WDS Members to network while attending other dermatology societies meetings. These luncheons serve as a perfect opportunity to meet WDS Members in an intimate setting.

  • WDS Networking Breakfast | Society for Investigative Dermatology Meeting | May 18, 2018 | Orlando, FL
  • WDS Networking Luncheon| American College of Mohs Surgery Meeting | May 5, 2018 | Chicago, IL
  • WDS Networking Event | American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Meeting | October 12, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ


2018 WDS Annual Meeting Luncheon
Sunday, February 18, 2018 | San Diego, CA

The WDS Annual Meeting & Luncheon highlights the achievements of the Society as well as its members. The Annual Meeting & Luncheon gives members an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, network, and learn more about the issues in the world of dermatology. It also offers sponsors several opportunities to interact and gain exposure with the WDS Members.

  • General Annual Meeting Luncheon Sponsorship
  • Luncheon Printed Program
  • Board of Directors Meeting and WDS Center
  • Practice Enhancement Reception
  • Networking Reception
  • Executive Committee Dinner
  • Legacy Celebration

2018 Mid-Year Meeting Events
July 26 - 28th, 2018 | Chicago, IL

The WDS Mid-Year Meeting gives the society another chance to meet face to face and exchange ideas, network, and learn more about the issues in the world of dermatology. It also offers sponsors several opportunities to interact and gain exposure with the WDS Members.

  • Networking Reception
  • WDS Center

Industry Visioning Work Group & Member Enrichment Leadership Development Forum
January 19-21, 2018 | Dallas, TX

The Industry Visioning Work Group (IVWG) brings members and industry partners together to discuss the common problems we face as a specialty, and expand the conversation and cross boundaries to embrace medical, surgical, oncologic, cosmetic, pediatric, and technical subspecialites. The Member Enrichment Leadership Development Forum (MELD) then rounds out the weekend focusing on leadership development, effective communication, teambuilding, networking, and other topics of interest for personal development of our WDS members.

Service & Regional Events

Service Programs

WDS promotes sun safety through two service programs, giving both a national campaign, and a member driven campaign

Regional Group Events

Regional events help facilitate local gatherings where networking, service, and educational projects can be planned and carried out more expeditiously. These events include anything from networking events, educational evenings, to special hobby events.