Authors are officers or awardees of the International Society of Dermatology (DFM, TJR, WFB), and DFM and WFB are members of the Women’s Dermatological Society, which is mentioned in this article.
Advancement of women in dermatology
Version of Record online: 20 APR 2011
© 2011 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 50, Issue 5, pages 593–600, May 2011
How to Cite
Murrell, D. F., Ryan, T. J. and Bergfeld, W. F. (2011), Advancement of women in dermatology. International Journal of Dermatology, 50: 593–600. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05075.x
- Issue online: 20 APR 2011
- Version of Record online: 20 APR 2011
This article reviews the special role that women dermatologists have played in the improvement of skin care for women and children, as well as the role of the Women’s Dermatological Society (WDS) in providing networking, mentoring and leadership opportunities for female dermatologists. Women leaders within the International League of Dermatology Societies (ILDS) have influenced WHO directives to assign higher priorities to areas of women’s health. Maria Duran and her legacy at the International Society for Dermatology (ISD) has recognized leaders in the area of dermatology education and mentorship. Volunteerism and the promotion of equal access to health care by women and children are other key activities by women dermatologists.