American Acne and Rosacea Society

The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS), a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, established in 2005 as a conglomeration of experts from varied scientific backgrounds. The purpose of the Society is to facilitate the interchange of knowledge and to stimulate education and research in two of the most common skin conditions we encounter in dermatology practice, acne and rosacea.  Our founders and our members are dermatology medical professionals doing the fundamental and clinical research as well as performing the daily basic care for patients. We are the advocates of dermatologic diseases, conditions, and their scientific understanding. 

The mission of the AARS is to:

  • Promote, support, develop and provide an educational forum  for the exchange of information related to acne and rosacea
  • Promote acne and rosacea clinical research and mentoring opportunities for dermatology professionals
  • Improve the care of patients who suffer from acne and rosacea

For more information about who we are and what we do, please click here.

Interested in becoming a member?  Please click here. 

Latest News

Join us to celebrate a decade of success with the AARS! We kick off with a reception and our President’s Message and featuring a special Keynote Speaker.

All AARS members and Corporate benefactors are welcome and encouraged to attend the reception! Check back here for more information!

On September 6, 2014, the third meeting of the Scientific Panel on Antibiotic Use in Dermatology (SPAUD) took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. SPAUD was founded in 2005 by AARS Past President James Q. Del Rosso, DO, and held its first two meetings in April 2006 and November 2007.

Drs. Thiboutot and Rosamilia on AARS SID Symposium Highlights

 

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (JCAD) has published a tribute to the late Dr. Alan Shalita, written by his friend and colleague Dr. James Leyden.  Along with Dr. Leyden, Dr. Shalita was a Founding Member of the AARS and committed themselves to expanding clinical research and awareness about acne and rosacea.

AARS Event Calendar

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Calendar dates that are colored red have events on that day. Click the date to see all of the events that day.

AARS Upcoming Events

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • 08:00 PM
    CDC & AARS Partnership for Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, March 20, 2015

  • 07:00 PM
    10th Annual AARS Reception, Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, San Francisco, CA

    Join us to celebrate a decade of success with the AARS! We kick off with a reception and our President’s Message and featuring a special Keynote... (View Event)