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Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group


To provide comprehensive, compassionate & individualized dermatological care for patients in the field of Immunodermatology

To provide up-to-date evidence-based guidelines in the management of Immunodermatology cases among other PDS members.


The Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group will be a key working group in the whole of the Philippines who will provide up-to-date evidence-based patient-oriented dermatological care for Immunodermatology cases in the next 10 years


The Immunodermatology Subspecialty Core Group aims to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive, compassionate & individualized dermatological care for patients in the field of Immunodermatology
  2. Encourage members of the Philippine Dermatological Society to develop an interest and understanding of the science of immunodermatology and related areas of interest

It aims for the following:

  • Promote and share knowledge in the following areas of interest:
    • Autoimmune blistering diseases
    • Inherited Epidermolysis bullosa
    • Rheumatologic dermatology (i.e. Connective Tissue Diseases: Lupus, Dermatomysitis, Scleroderma, Vasculitis)
    • Alopecia Areata
    • Chronic Urticaria
    • Cutaneous Lymphoma
    • Vitiligo
    • Atopic Dermatitis
    • Psoriasis
    • Drug Reactions
    • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
    • Molecular Dermatology

  • Promote the diagnostic tests for work up needed for the diagnosis of these diseases (i.e. Direct Immunofluorescence, ELISA assay, Immunoblotting, Genetic Testing)

  • Promote research and the development of local guidelines relative to this subspecialty

  • Network with international groups supporting this specialty for the benefit of patients and dermatology residents in training


Membership Qualifications

1. PDS Diplomate / Fellow with good moral character and good standing

2. Involved in any or all of the ff:

  • Recognized training on Immunodermatology
  • Academic teaching affiliation on Immunodermatology 
  • Primary involvement or participation in clinical trials and other relevant research in immunodermatology
  • Authorship on research publications in immunodermatology
  • Involvement in advocacies on immunodermatology
  • Focused type of dermatological practice in immunodermatology
  • Consistency in attending and participating continuing professional development on immunodermatology and those conducted by the immunodermatology subspecialty core group
  • Other relevant indicators to show genuine interest in the subject (e.g. active Involvement in related projects and activities embarked on immunodermatology)


  • At least 3 months to 12 months fellowship training in Immunodermatology
  • Kindly submit to [email protected]:
    • Letter of intent to join the group to:
      • CLARISSE G. MENDOZA, MD, FPDS (Chair, PDS Immunoderm Subspecialty Core Group)
    • Copy of Certificate of Fellowship Training
    • Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

[email protected]


Chair, PDS Immunoderm Subspecialty Core Group