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About AARS

The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS), established in 2006, is a conglomeration of experts from varied scientific backgrounds. We are the people in the trenches doing the basic and clinical research as well as the daily basic care for patients. We are also the advocates of these diseases and the science.

The mission of the society is to:

  1. To promote, support, develop and provide a forum for the exchange of information about acne and rosacea;
  2. To promote research in acne and rosacea;
  3. To improve the care of patients with acne or rosacea


Members of the first AARS Board of Directors in 2006: (Top row left to right: Lee Zane, James Del Rosso, Diane Thiboutot, Hilary Baldwin, Jenny Kim, David Cohen, Leonard Swinyer, Julie Harper, Larry Eichenfield. Bottom row, left to right: Alan Shalita, Guy Webster, John Strauss, Jim Leyden.) Missing Board Members: Diane Berson, J. Mark Jackson, Sewon Kang, Albert Kligman, Anne Lucky, Peter Pochi.

The American Acne and Rosacea Society is an alliance of dermatologists and dermatology professionals dedicated to elevating the understanding and treatment of acne and Rosacea.

Managing the care of acne and Rosacea patients forms a large part of daily dermatologic practice. But the academic, research and policy making communities devote little attention to these diseases. Many lay people, non dermatologists and even some dermatology professionals consider these disorders to be little more than minor inconveniences. The AARS is devoted to changing this misrepresentation.

The mission of the AARS is to:

  • Promote, support, develop and provide a forum for the exchange of information about acne and Rosacea.
  • Promote research in acne and Rosacea.
  • Improve the care of patients who suffer from acne and rosacea.

The AARS is fulfilling this mission by hosting regular conferences and meetings, publishing a newsletter, funding research grants and developing a mentorship program for future leaders in the specialty.

The objectives of AARS are to advance professional education and research within the meaning of Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (or the corresponding of any future United States Internal Revenue Code), including but not limited to the following: 1) to promote support, develop, and provide a forum for the exchange of Information about acne and rosacea, 2) to promote research in acne and rosacea, and 3) to improve the care of patients with acne or rosacea.