Welcome Remarks

Welcome from the KSID President Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Since its foundation in 1991, Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology (KSID) has held its annual meeting every spring. KSID annual meeting, which is held for 2 days and is conducted in English, encompasses the basic and clinical studies pertaining to skin research. In the fall, KSID holds a two-day research camp to encourage in-depth discussions and promote friendship among its members.

KSID was established for the same purpose as for the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) in the US, European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) in Europe and Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) in Japan.
Our society is committed to helping quality research and international academic activities by improving research skills and encouraging joint research. We are open to non-dermatologist researchers as well as MD researchers interested in skin science. In order to promote skin-related research and maximize researchers' research capabilities, the institute actively conducts the following projects:

  • First,we invite world-class scholars in the field of dermatological science to present and discuss their research, thus providing a venue for academic exchanges where valuable information can be obtained in identifying the latest global perspectives and trends in skin research.
  • Second,we present academic awards to encourage researchers' motivation for research and to recognize successful research achievements, and we sponsor expenses for young researchers to participate in and learn at overseas scientific meetings and institutes. Since 2019, to promote active integrative relationships with ESDR and JSID, we offer KSID/ESDR Joint Membership, KSID/ESDR Collegiality Awards, ESDR Travel Grants, and KSID/JSID Young Fellowship Awards jointly with these Societies, and we are currently working with SID to offer similar reciprocal funding.
  • Third,we will do our best to discover and support young researchers working in the field of skin science in Korea.
  • Fourth,we strive to improve the quality of research by promoting interdisciplinary exchanges through joint research between M.D. and Ph.D. and to create a synergistic research environment through collaboration among researchers.

We have tried our best to host the first International Societies for Investigative Dermatology (ISID) meeting which will be held in 2023, but it was decided to be held in Japan. KSID fully supports and is ready to help JSID hosting the ISID 2023, and KSID seeks to take this opportunity to grow further.

I look forward to your interest and active participation in the various projects and academic activities in KSID, which is the main part of the basic and applied research of Korean skin science.

Thank you.

Min-Geol Lee
President, KSID