The Missouri Dermatological Society was established in 1971 and currently has a membership of over 100 physicians throughout the State.

The MDS is a membership organization of dermatologists dedicated to quality, safety, and awareness in the delivery of dermatologic care. It is committed to promoting key advocacy initiatives to establish meaningful and timely policy.

The Society provides educational opportunities for its members and hosts an annual meeting each fall.

The Society cares about the dermatologic health of Missourians. To this end, the Society monitors and works to positively influence legislation that affects the health of all residents. 

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The Missouri Dermatological Society Association (MDSA) is the advocacy branch of the Missouri Dermatological Society, with a mission to advance, defend and monitor state legislative & regulatory issues impacting dermatology and the practice of medicine.

Throughout the year, MDSA engages in a variety of advocacy activities throughout Missouri and in the State Capitol. These efforts engage our general membership and are largely driven and coordinated by a legislative and advocacy subcommittee who works directly with our contract lobbyist.

Advocacy efforts are intended to maintain a presence in Missouri and local communities, advocate for our profession and raise awareness and education on the importance of dermatological care.

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