Advancement and globalization of dermatological science research and cultivation and education of early researchers by the Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology (JSID)
The mission of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) is to advance the position of dermatology in the interdisciplinary world and to enhance the quality of science and research presentations in dermatology for the purposes of maintaining healthy skin and further advancing the treatment of skin diseases.
With the objective of advancing dermatological science research, Prof. Kihei Tanioku of Okayama University led a group of researchers in 1976 to launch a dermatology research club, comprising members who conducted research in the field of dermatological science. This later became the foundation for the JSID, established in July 1981. Steadily expanding its activities, the Society became a general incorporated association on April, 1, 2014. The Society is currently the largest and most prominent organization in the field of dermatology research in Japan. At the JSID, we promote academic research concerning the physiology, function and pathology of skin and related organs, tissues and cells as well as diseases, conditions, and treatments. We are also committed to cultivating young dermatologists and are involved in the globalization of dermatological research. The Society publishes the Journal of Dermatological Science, an international publication dedicated to all aspects of dermatological science.