There are several categories of CDA membership. All applications are reviewed by the Membership and Awards Committee before being submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.

A dermatologist who has received either certification in dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; a diploma in dermatology from the American Board of Dermatology; or certification in dermatology accepted by the College of the province, territory or state in which he/she practises.

This level of membership includes many benefits:

  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Access to the online membership listing
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference
  • Complimentary educational materials for patients
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and in the election of officers and directors for CDA
  • Exclusive access to Members Only content on the CDA website, and
  • A professional profile listed on the CDA website (if desired).

Annual dues: $360 +GST/HST

Please note: All refund requests must be submitted to the Director, Finance rhopkins@dermatology.ca for consideration.

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A CDA member in good standing who has either been a member for at least 30 years or has attained the age of 65 years; and works in any dermatologic capacity, e.g. medical practice, research, administration fewer than 400 hours per year.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Access to the online membership listing
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference
  • Complimentary educational materials for patients
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and in the election of officers and directors for the CDA
  • Exclusive access to Members Only content on the CDA website
  • A professional profile listed on the CDA website (if desired), and
  • A reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (if desired).

Annual dues: None

Each international member shall be a physician who is a qualified and practicing dermatologist in any country other than Canada and the United States.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Access to the online membership listing
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference, however attendance at the Annual General Meeting is precluded,
  • Exclusive access to Members Only content on the CDA website, and
  • A professional profile listed on the CDA website (if desired).

Annual dues: $220

Please note: All refund requests must be submitted to the Director, Finance rhopkins@dermatology.ca for consideration.

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A person who can, in the determination of the board of directors, contribute helpful knowledge to the Corporation. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, they will have either full training in dermatology, dermatopathology, or pathology with extra training in dermatology from any country, and be affiliated with an academic or medical program in Canada. Academic researchers with involvement or vested interest in a division or department will also be considered at the prerogative of the board of directors. The terms of an Associate Member shall be for a period of three (3) years, and may be renewed upon re-application of that Associate Member.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference, however attendance at the Annual General Meeting is precluded.

Annual dues: $250 + GST/HST

Please note: All refund requests must be submitted to the Director, Finance rhopkins@dermatology.ca for consideration.

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A dermatologist of distinction as determined by the board.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference, however attendance at the Annual General Meeting is precluded.
  • Exclusive access to Members Only content on the CDA website

Annual dues: None

A physician or scientist of pre-eminence who has contributed directly to the CDA.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference, however attendance at the Annual General Meeting is precluded.

Annual dues: None

Each Resident Associate shall be a resident in a dermatology training program in Canada or a Canadian resident in a recognized dermatology training program in another country.

Each Fellow Associate shall be certified in dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec and be enrolled in a Fellowship program in Canada or in the United States, lasting at least one year which involves intensive work in the field of dermatology. This category includes international Fellows doing at least a one year academic dermatology fellowship program in Canada and who are certified dermatologists in their home country. Fellow Associate status will be granted to those with written verification of current fellowship status, and must be renewed on an annual basis.

This level of membership includes:

  • A complimentary subscription to subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine  and Surgery
  • A complimentary subscription to the CDA eBulletin
  • Reduced registration fee for the CDA Annual Conference, these members may attend the Annual General Meeting but cannot vote.
  • Access to the CDA-RFS website.

Annual dues: None