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The New Zealand Dermatological Society is a not-for-profit incorporated society of more than 60 dermatologists, medical and surgical specialists in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin. The NZDS is responsible for providing lifelong continuing professional development, medical education, and advocacy on behalf of its members, to improve the health of New Zealanders.


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International Dermatology Scholarship to attend NZDSI annual meeting.
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Media Release 4th May 2015 - Dermatology may face public health crisis by 2020.
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  • The 2014 Annual scientific meeting of NZDSI was held in Dunedin, 27-30 August. It was attended by 71 dermatologists and invited speakers, Dr Chris Griffiths (Manchester, UK) and Dr Chris Bichakjian (Michigan, USA).
  • July 2014: NZDSI sponsors DermNetNZ's "About melanoma" - check it out
  • The Medical Council of NZ has accredited the NZDSI Continuing Professional Development programme (2011-2016) and the New Zealand Cosmetic Dermatological Surgical Group Continuing Professional Development programme (2011-2016)
  • NZDSI supports the promotion of Healthy Skin Week scheduled for November 2014
  • In May 2014, the NZDSI supported the Cancer Society in its petition to the Ministry of Health for better collection of NZ non melanoma skin cancer data
The NZ Dermatological Society does not provide an on-line consultation service. If you have any concerns with your skin or its treatment, see a dermatologist or your family doctor for advice.
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