In Memory of Dr. Bernice Krafchik (May 9, 1938 - December 16, 2020)
The ISPD mourns the loss of Dr. Bernice Krafchik, called by many “the Queen of Pediatric Dermatology”, given her impact on the field. During her lifetime, she lectured or visited 116 countries around the world to share her knowledge and vast experience in caring for children with skin disorders. Even in 2018, after celebrating her 80th birthday, Bernice was still educating around the world, including in Africa.
As President of the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology, I welcome you. The mission of the ISPD is to support the international pediatric dermatology community. In particular, we hope to promote the growth of pediatric dermatology in regions without a strong organizational structure.
Our current Board of Directors and Advisory Board members represent the geographic diversity of our organization and are highly committed to Society activities (see the photos and biographies of our leaders). We want to know about pediatric dermatologists across the world and to hear your thoughts about how best our network can support you in caring for your pediatric patients with skin disorders.
The International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD) is a world wide, non-profit, scientific organization formed by professionals interested in promoting Pediatric Dermatology. It is aimed to carry out collaborative efforts to improve Pediatric Dermatology for the general health of infants and adolescents. The ISPD will promote the development of Pediatric Dermatology through clinical practice, research, teaching, conferences, courses, meetings, publications and consultation. The ISPD is also aimed to promote human and scientific relations with other scientific groups and societies having goals similar to those of the ISPD, as well as the formation of national societies of Pediatric Dermatology.
The ISPD is also aimed to promote human and scientific relations with other scientific groups and societies having goals similar to those of the ISPD, as well as the formation of national societies of Pediatric Dermatology.
ISPD-Education is a protected website. Only registered members have access to these website-based academic discussions via their e-mail ID/login password. To become a member, please read the guidelines here and submit an application today!
Aims and Objectives
The ISPD Board of Directors created the ISPD-Education Editorial Board to promote the education in Pediatric Dermatology globally and share experiences among ISPD members and experts in the field.
Cases for E - learning
A Pediatric Dermatology case for diagnosis will be posted every week and the answer with bulleted teaching points will appear the next week.
Cases for Discussion
Members can submit their cases for discussion with other members for diagnosis and feedback. Submitted cases will be reviewed initially for clarity of the photograph and description, as well as potential teaching value by an ISPD-Education Editorial Board member.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2021
Award 1: Global Award for Excellence in Pediatric Dermatology for an outstanding contribution in Pediatric Dermatology (Clinical/Research)
Award 2: Prof. Surrinder Kaur Award for Excellence in Pediatric Dermatology for an outstanding contribution in Pediatric Dermatology in India (For Indian Subcontinent)
Award 3: Award for Excellence in Pediatric Dermatology in Underdeveloped/Developing countries for an outstanding contribution in Pediatric Dermatology