The IJWD publishes articles pertaining to dermatologic medical, surgical and cosmetic issues faced by female patients and their families. We are interested in original research articles, review articles, unusual case reports, new treatments, clinical trials, education, mentorship and viewpoint articles. Articles dealing with ethical issues in dermatology and medical legal scenarios are also welcome.Very important articles will have accompanying editorials.
Topics which our subsections editors look forward to welcoming include:
The Women’s Dermatologic Society founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to our specialty and society.
To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional subspecialties.
The IJWD publishes articles pertaining to dermatologic medical, surgical and cosmetic issues faced by female patients and their families. We are interested in original research articles, review articles, unusual case reports, new treatments, clinical trials, education, mentorship and viewpoint articles. Very important articles will have accompanying editorials. Topics which our subsections editors look forward to welcoming include:
Articles dealing with ethical issues in dermatology and medical legal scenarios are also welcome. We aim for rapid peer review from the academic leadership of the WDS as well as experts throughout the world. We will have open access of the accepted peer-reviewed articles even before the final proofs are compiled, allowing the work to be available as soon as possible. We cater to an audience of dermatologists, scientists, educational experts, family practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists and obstetricians, plastic surgeons, rheumatologists, internists, family physicians and pharmacologists.
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Dr. Jenny Murase is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of Medical Consultative Dermatology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View, California. Dr. Murase is the co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, the Secretary and Governance Council Chair of the Women's Dermatologic Society, the Chair of the Contact Allergen Management Program Optimization Task Force, and an Executive Board Member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She has served as the Chair of the San Francisco Dermatological Society for the past 7 years, representing Northern California on the American Academy of Dermatology Advisory Board.
A founding member of the AAD Women’s Health Resource Group, Dr. Murase has served on the Executive Board of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the AAD Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification. She has also served as Co-Chair for Pregnancy-Related Issues in Dermatology for the World Congress of Dermatology, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, and as Course Director for 15 AAD meetings from 2009 to 2018, directing symposia on women’s health therapeutics. Dr. Murase has delivered more than 120 regional, national and international lectures on topics in the field of medical dermatology. Voted by UCSF residents as the best dermatology instructor among the adjunct clinical faculty in the department in 2010, she has authored or co-authored more than 90 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and actively reviews for 10 major dermatology journals.
Professor Dedee Murrell is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at St George Hospital at the University of NSW in Sydney. She studied in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (USA) and holds a doctorate on the pathogenesis of blistering disorders, her main subspecialty interest. Professor Murrell’s current research focuses on the development and validation of clinical outcome measures for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) and the autoimmune blistering diseases to enable clinical trials to proceed in these orphan diseases.
She has trained over 50 international Fellows and mentees in her department since 1996 from the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Korea, China and the Philippines. Professor Murrell was elected an International Honorary Member of the American Dermatologic Association in 2008, is President of the 2021 International Congress of Dermatology (ICD) 2021 and is passionate about international collaboration.