Becoming a MEMBER of PeDRA
Physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals working in the field of pediatric dermatology can be a part of PeDRA.
PeDRA offers the following membership categories:
1. ACTIVE MEMBER
Active Members are expected to be engaged in PeDRA activities, including but not limited to the design and conduct of PeDRA research and administrative service.
Active Members are eligible as one (1) of the following:
1. A board-certified dermatologist who devotes significant professional effort (in clinical care and/or research) to pediatric dermatology or an area relevant to pediatric dermatology.
a. Candidates from the U.S. or Canada need to be certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. International candidates need to show equivalent training and accreditation. American Board of Dermatology Certification in Pediatric Dermatology or the demonstration of training equivalent to 1 year of pediatric dermatology fellowship is highly desirable, but not required.
2. A non-dermatologist physician or research scientist with significant professional effort in pediatric dermatology or an area relevant to pediatric dermatology.
a. M.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent principal investigator) candidates from the U.S., Canada, or abroad who have committed significant professional effort to pediatric dermatology or a field relevant to pediatric dermatology.
2. ACTIVE MEMBER – EMERITUS
Active members who have reached the age of 70 years may apply for Emeritus status.
3. TRAINEE MEMBER
Trainee Members are post-graduate residents or fellows in the United States, Canada, or abroad who are currently participating in clinical and / or research training in pediatric dermatology or an area relevant to pediatric dermatology.
Trainee members must be in good standing at their program and must be nominated by an Active Member of PeDRA.
4. AFFILIATE MEMBER
Individuals in the following categories are eligible to be an Affiliate Member of PeDRA:
1. Research associates and research coordinators who actively work on studies related to pediatric dermatology.
2. Physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, actively practicing pediatric dermatology.
5. CORPORATE MEMBER
Corporate Membership is currently being defined. It is anticipated that industry-based physicians, scientists, or other leaders on a director level or higher who are advancing the field of pediatric dermatology will qualify for this category of membership. To discuss the PeDRA corporate program in the interim, please contact Sheila Rittenberg, Executive Director.
6. ADVOCACY PARTNER MEMBER
Advocacy Partner Membership is currently being defined. Several patient advocacy organizations devoted to pediatric dermatologic diseases and conditions are already engaged with PeDRA in a variety of ways. To discuss the PeDRA advocacy organization program in the interim, please contact Sheila Rittenberg, Executive Director.