The Scottish Dermatological Society was founded in 1924. The aim of the Society is to promote, for the public benefit, the knowledge, teaching, and practice of dermatology. It achieves this through:

  • collecting, collating and publishing information about dermatology
  • stimulating, promoting and publishing appropriate medical and scientific research
  • holding conferences, meetings and seminars.

The Society has a president, a secretary and an executive committee who meet regularly. Clinical and scientific meetings are held 3 times a year, and regular symposia on relevant topics are held jointly with members of other disciplines. The President represents Scottish Dermatologists on the Executive of the British Association of Dermatologists.


Message from society president, Dr Gina Kavanagh:

Society President Dr Gina KavanaghIt’s a great honour it is to take over as president from Prof Colin Fleming, who has steered Scottish Dermatology magnificently through challenging waters. Rebuilding our services, while coping with ever increasing demand, will be difficult.

The SDS, however, will continue to support this in every way it can, while also maintaining and building on our current training programmes, and being open to new ways of working into the future.


Future SDS Events

Friday, 10 September 2021 VIRTUAL BASIC DERMOSCOPY COURSE: Suitable for Primary and Secondary Care Clinicians, ANPs and Specialist Nurses
Virtual format: Delivered over Microsoft Teams platform
Friday 8th October North of England Dermatological Society and SDS Joint Meeting
Virtual Meeting