2022 SID Abstract Categories/Definitions:
Adaptive and Auto-Immunity: Studies of adaptive immune responses involving T and B lymphocytes, dendritic cells, other antigen presenting cells, and antigen processing and presentation; Basic and pre-clinical experimental studies focused on autoimmunity.
Carcinogenesis and Cancer Genetics: Studies on the genetics and other causes of cancer as well as mechanisms relevant to metastasis (Abstracts on therapeutics and clinical trials in skin cancer should be submitted to Translational Studies or Clinical Research – Interventional Research).
Cell-Cell Interactions in the Skin: Studies on cell-cell interactions between specific skin cell types (including but not limited to keratinocytes, nerves (neuro-cutaneous biology), melanocytes, fibroblasts, adipocytes, immune cells and progenitors) in the skin and their local cellular and extracellular environments that affect skin inflammation, sensation (e.g., itch and pain), signaling, adhesion, migration, development and homeostasis.
Clinical Research – Epidemiology and Observational Research: Non-interventional studies of populations or patient cohorts that evaluate, but are not limited to, the natural history of disease, disease burden, co-morbidities, health-related quality of life, and patient-reported outcomes research.
Clinical Research – Sociobehavioral and Health Services Research: Sociobehavioral studies may include, but are not limited to, studies of patient and/or provider behaviors and attitudes towards diseases, treatments, diagnostic and screening tests, and health care delivery. Health services research studies may include, but are not limited to, studies of access, use, delivery, quality, and cost-effectiveness of dermatologic care.
Clinical Research – Interventional Research: Interventional human trials that evaluate or compare therapies, devices, or other interventions for the treatment of skin diseases. This may include systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses of interventional studies.
Epidermal Structure and Barrier Function: Research on the components or regulation of keratinocyte proliferation, differentiation, including epidermal barrier maintenance and function.
Genetic Disease, Gene Regulation and Gene Therapy: Studies on cutaneous gene expression (including genomic based studies) and genetic diseases including gene therapy (Cancer-related genetic studies are more appropriate for Carcinogenesis and Cancer Genetics).
Innate Immunity, Microbiology, and Microbiome: Studies of cells, receptors and effector molecules of the innate immune response; studies on skin microbes, microbiome and infectious processes of the skin.
Pharmacology and Drug Development: Basic and preclinical studies aimed at developing therapeutics, elucidating their mechanisms of action, and identifying biomarkers of drug activity.
Photobiology: Studies on biological, biochemical, and molecular responses to ultraviolet radiation in cells, animals and humans.
Pigmentation & Melanoma: Studies on all aspects of cutaneous and extracutaneous pigmentation; molecular cellular and biological facets of melanoma. (Genetic studies on melanoma should be considered for the category Carcinogenesis and Cancer Genetics).
Skin, Appendages, and Stem Cell Biology: Studies on the hair follicle, sebaceous gland, and other skin appendages; developmental biology of skin and hair; roles of stem cells in pre and post-natal growth and development.
Skin of Color: Studies of the pathogenesis or treatment of skin diseases that disproportionately affect patients from, or are more severe in their manifestation in, racial/ethnic groups with skin of color; such as keloids, scarring alopecias, disorders of pigmentation, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, among others.
Tissue Regeneration & Wound Healing: Wound healing and regeneration studies; processes/signaling that regulate vascular development and angiogenesis; interactions between different skin components that contribute to the functional process of wound healing or tissue regeneration.
Translational Studies: Studies that translate basic research findings into human model systems (i.e. human tissue and/or cells) or humans.