2016 TDS Reunion at the AAD Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Texas Dermatological Society
Reunion Reception

74th AAD Meeting
March 5, 2016
5:30-7:00 PM
Liberty Ballroom L, Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.

Resident Competition

Now accepting Podium and Poster Competition applications.

Poster Competition Application
Podium Competition Application
Poster and Podium Guidelines

Housing Stipend Guidelines:

You will be reimbursed for one nights lodging (room, tax and self-parking only) at the host hotel, Omni Houston Hotel, or one of equal or lesser value of the special TDS room rate of $169.

You will be responsible for making your own hotel arrangements. Keep your hotel receipt and TDS will reimburse you following the meeting.  You will be responsible for your own travel costs.


  • You must be a TDS resident member.
  • You should stay at the host hotel or another hotel with a rate equal to or less than the group rate.

2016 Spring Meeting

2016 Annual Spring Meeting

Exhibit Info Now Available!

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April 15-16, 2016
Call and make your
hotel reservations today!

Omni Houston Hotel
Houston, TX

Phone: (713) 871-8181
TDS Room Rate: $169/night plus taxes


Renew Your TDS Dues

Thank you for supporting the Texas Dermatological Society.


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TDS Represented at the AAD Advisory Board Meeting

Drs. Catherine Harrell and Vineet Mishra represented the Texas Dermatological Society at the the AAD Advisory Board meeting that took place in March, 2015 in San Francisco, California. While Dr. Harrell attended the Reference Committee Meeting where the resolutions from members were both presented and debated, Dr. Mishra attended the Advisory Board voting meeting. Both meetings were equally spirited. Among the resolutions discussed, the hot topic issues were removal of the Maintenance of Certification, creation of a Mohs Surgery board certification, and raising of the AAD membership dues. The Advisory Board ultimately voted in favor of supporting elimination of maintenance of certification and opted to table a resolution regarding a Mohs Surgery board certification. The approved resolutions were passed along to the AAD Board of Directors who met shortly thereafter.

Drs. Harrell and Mishra will be representing the Texas Dermatological Society this fall in Washington DC.

If you have any dermatology practice related issues that you would like to share, please contact Laura Madole at laura.madole@texmed.org

TDS Congratulates Dr. Desai!

The TDS is now represented on the national SkinPAC Board of Directors.  Congratulations Dr. Desai on your recent appointment!

SkinPAC is the political action committee (PAC) of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA). It is the only PAC solely dedicated to the dermatology profession. SkinPAC solicits contributions from AADA members to support the campaigns of candidates for federal elected office who have demonstrated an understanding of and interest in the views and goals of the specialty.  Since its inception, SkinPAC has grown to become a million dollar PAC, enhancing AADA’s public profile and increasing dermatology’s visibility and impact within the public policy arena.

Annual Fall Meeting Registration- NOW CLOSED

2014 Annual Fall Meeting

October 24 – 25
Hyatt Lost Pines Hotel
Bastrop, TX

You may Register Onsite

TDS 2014 Fall Meeting Brochure

AAD Awards Recognition Reception

The American Academy of Dermatology presented the Texas Dermatological Society with the 2014 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Written Strategic Advocacy Plan at the year’s annual conference.  TDS President, Dr. Dayna Diven, accepted the award on TDS’s behalf.

2013 Summer Newsletter

The 2013 Summer Issue of the Texas Dermatological Society Newsletter, The Texas Dermatologist, is available to view on the TDS website. (special password required)

Read TDS President Dayna Diven, MD, Message

SB 329 Passes- Use of Indoor Tanning

testify-SB329_wilkersonJeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD; Michael Wilkerson, MD, and Matthew Fox, MD testified for SB 329

Click here for a press release

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Texas Dermatological Society
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Staff: Laura Madole,
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Sylvia Hall, Membership and Registration Coordinator

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