AACD – Association of Academic Dermatology – TheAACD.org

Aims of the AACD

Mission and Aims

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD) is to improve the education of dermatology residents in cosmetic and laser dermatology in order to ensure that they develop a wide range of skills and are ready to practice at a high level when they finish training; to optimize the delivery of clinical cosmetic services to patients in academic settings; to facilitate the education and professional development of cosmetic dermatology faculty at academic centers; and to educate patients regarding cosmetic procedures with unbiased, scientifically valid, accessible, and understandable content.


The aims of the aacd are to:

Provide educational training for resident dermatologists

Undertake scientific research into cosmetic dermatology

Develop guidelines of care for cosmetic and laser dermatology

Collaborate with other relevant dermatology societies

The AACD is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.