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Welcome to RDS


Supporting Patients – Our Vision

The Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, also known as RDS, is committed to supporting individuals with rheumatologic skin diseases by:

  • Providing patient education and access to practical information
  • Locating physicians with interest in rheumatologic skin disease
  • Getting the latest news on treatment options
  • Identifying research studies and clinical trials

At RDS, our vision is to ease the suffering and enhance the quality of life of patients with these disorders that manifest in the skin, especially cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, morphea and vasculitis. Patients learn more.

Advancing Treatment & Research

RDS provides dermatologists and other physicians with a dedicated resource for:

  • Advancing patient care
  • Investigating new diagnostic and treatment alternatives
  • Supporting training and education
  • Promoting collaboration amongst our members and industry

Our mission is to discover better or potentially curative therapeutic options for this challenging and understudied group of diseases. Physicians learn more.


Dear Friends,
We are thrilled to announce the RDS Annual Meeting is taking place on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This year’s conference will be held at the University of San Diego, Park and Market Venue.

Date: November 11, 2023
Location: UC San Diego, Park and Market
1100 Market St., San Diego, CA.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Warm Regards,
The Annual Meeting Scientific Committee


Become a sponsor for our Annual Meeting

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at our annual meeting, please click here to learn more or visit here.


Please gather up your Abstract information that you would like to submit for the RDS Annual Meeting taking place on November 11, 2023 in San Diego. The abstract submission deadline is Thursday, September 7th, 2023.

Please click here for more information.