Mission Statement:

The American Dermatological Association recognizes, discusses and develops solutions for problems in the area of dermatologic health care, research and education.

Ethos Statement:

The American Dermatological Association maintains a leadership role in the contemplation and implementation of initiatives that advance the field of Dermatology through research, education, and advocacy. This, in turn, advances the care and treatment of patients with skin disease. As an independent, non-profit, self-funded organization, the American Dermatological Association provides objective analyses and recommendations regarding the complex challenges faced by Dermatology. This is accomplished through stewardship and collaboration with other organizations committed to the ongoing process of advancing the field of Dermatology in the house of medicine.
The American Dermatological Association is funded entirely from membership dues. There are no external or commercial sources of support.