Dear Colleague:


On behalf of the World Congress Fund Review Task Force of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it is my pleasure to invite your society to participate in the 2025 Strauss & Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship program. Offered to dermatologists from countries outside the United States and Canada, scholarship recipients would receive:


·         $1,500 – $2,500 USD stipend to assist with travel expenses

·         Complimentary registration for the 2025 AAD Annual Meeting March 7th-11th in Orlando, Florida, USA

·         Admission to one ticketed half-day course

·         Invitation to attend the International Scholarship Reception and Dinner with AAD Leadership on Thursday, March 6th, 2025, where stipends will be distributed.

·         Invitation to attend the International Member Reception on Friday, March 7th, 2025.

·         Poster Abstracts will be displayed electronically on the AAD Website and the AAD Mobile App


Please have your interested applicants submit their application at: All applications must be submitted through this link to be considered (no emails).  The deadline to apply is August 3rd, 2024.


The criteria for scholarship applicants are as follows:


  • Applicants must be a resident or within three (3) years of completion of training at the time of the AAD Annual Meeting (March 2025).
  • Only nationals of low-income economies are eligible.
  • Applicants must be endorsed by a National Dermatologic Society.  A signed letter of endorsement from the society is required to be attached to the on-line application and be in Adobe Acrobat portable document format preferred (PDF). View a sample letter
  • Abstract must be submitted with application.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended an AAD meeting.
  • Previous scholarship recipients who have attended an in-person AAD meeting are not eligible.
  • No deferrals permitted.  Eligible applicants may reapply the following year if unable to accept scholarship.


The World Congress Fund Review Task Force reviews eligible applications and awards scholarships based on merit and available funding. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their application and abstracts. Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended an AAD meeting.


Applicants will be contacted in October 2024 regarding the status of their application. It is important to note that your recommendation does not mean that an award is automatically granted. Please contact Sami Patel at with any questions.






Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD, FAAD

Chair, World Congress Fund Review Task Force

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