Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID)
Academic-Industry Partnership Project

The Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) plays a central role in the global community of investigation focused on basic, translational and clinical research of skin and skin diseases. This project is designed to facilitate partnerships between SID members from Industry and Academic institutions throughout the world. This novel interface will allow participants to identify and pursue partnership opportunities between those members whose interests are aligned.

A specific aim of the SID project is to bring together the unique and innovative methods and technologies developed by SID members in academic institutions with interested members from industry and biotechnology with the goal of advancing the understanding of skin biology, mechanisms of skin diseases and ultimately, improved treatments.

Registering in this database will ensure you receive up-to-date information on the Project, and be given the opportunity to select the abstracts flagged by investigators to participate in the individualized meetings. 

Upcoming Events at 2016 SID Annual Meeting

Thursday May 12, Noon - 1:45 pm. Academic-Industry Symposium: Preparing for Interactions with Industry is scheduled for Thursday, May 12th at the SID 2016 annual meeting at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ. Speakers include Bill Ju, MD, President of Advancing Innovation in Dermatology; Jean Tang, MD, Researcher at Stanford University; and Dr. Neal Walker, President & CEO of Aclaris Therapeutics, and a serial entrepreneur. Learn about how to prepare your 'elevator speech' for Industry meetings, and the critical success factors for advancing a concept all the way to market.

Friday May 13, Noon - 2:00 pm. 'Speed Dating at SID' Individual meetings will be scheduled by the SID office based on selections from among 340 research abstracts flagged by interested Academic Investigators. Industry partners can submit a keyword and/or Abstract Category request. All matching abstracts will be sent to the Industry representative, and they can select those authors with which they want the SID to schedule a 15-minute meeting.

Note: All meetings between interested Academic and Industry partners will be set up by the SID office in advance of the meeting.

* 1. Please enter your contact information.

* 2. Are you interested in participating in Speed Dating at SID? 

The program is scheduled for Friday May 13, from Noon - 2:00pm, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ. Note: All meetings will be scheduled and confirmed for you based on your selections in advance of the program by SID staff.

* 3. Are you interested in more information on the Academic-Industry Partnership Project? Even if you cannot attend the 2016 meeting, you can keep up to date. We will provide quarterly updates after the SID annual meeting.

* 4. Please list some keywords related to your areas of research interest. This will help us provide you with more targeted communications.