About

The mission of the Council for Nail Disorders is to acquire and disseminate knowledge about normal and pathologic nails. This includes support and facilitation of research and education on the basic science, clinical, and pathologic aspects of the nail.

2021 CND Membership Benefits

Members of CND receive many benefits for belonging to this important organization, including:

  • Complimentary Registration at the Annual Meeting, providing 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME

  • Quarterly Nail Council Newsletter

  • Networking and Professional Growth opportunities

  • Access to patient education handouts

  • Quarterly virtual journal club

  • Question of the Week for nail topics

  • Special CND one-day program rate at the DERMfoot Annual Seminar

  • "Virtual Nail Consultations" (ask expert panel with nail conundrums)

  • "Find a Nail Expert" feature for patients searching on the website (in development)

  • 'Clipping' the monthly CND podcast reviewing relevant nail literature

  • Online Member Directory, the who's who of nail experts (in development)

  • Volunteer opportunities - only CND members in good standing are eligible to volunteer or become officers and board members

CND Membership

The Council for Nail Disorders is the first organized group of healthcare professionals formed to advance education for physicians and the general public regarding diagnosing and managing nail disorders.  Its mission Is to support quality patient care, education, and research encompassing the wide range of nail disorders. CND has been chartered to assist healthcare professionals in proper diagnosis and treatment in an effort to reduce the incidence and persistence of these medical conditions.

Board Certified Dermatologist/Podiatrist

Dermatology or Podiatry Resident

International Dermatologist

ELIGIBLE MEMBERS INCLUDE:

  • DERMATOLOGY FELLOW - $400

    • Any U.S. or Canadian licensed dermatologist who is either board certified by or Board eligible for the American Board of Dermatology or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology shall be eligible for fellow membership.  Fellow membership engenders the right to vote, hold office, be assessed dues, and accept appointments to committees or special projects.  Maintenance of fellow membership requires payment of annual dues by a deadline determined by the Board of Trustees.​

  • PODIATRIC FELLOW - $400

    • Any licensed U.S. or Canadian podiatrist who is board certified by or board eligible for the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (AMMSP), or the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons (ACLES) shall be eligible for Podiatric Fellowship. Podiatric Fellow membership engenders the right to vote, to run or be appointed to one of two possible Board of Director positions, be accessed dues, and accept appointment to committees or special projects. Maintenance of fellow membership requires payment of dues by a deadline determined by the Board of Trustees.​

  • ASSOCIATE - $400

    • Any licensed physician (MD, DO, DPM) trained and practicing in the United States or Canada is eligible for associate membership. Associate members shall have the rights and obligations of fellow members except that they may not hold elected office.​

  • NON-RESIDENT FELLOW - $200

    • Any licensed, board-certified dermatologist practicing outside the U.S. or Canada shall be eligible for non-resident fellow membership.  Non-resident fellows shall have the full rights and obligations of fellow members.​

  • NON-RESIDENT ASSOCIATE - $200

    • ​Any licensed dermatologist, physician or podiatrist, who is not board-certified, trained, and practicing outside the U.S. or Canada shall be eligible for non-resident associate membership.  Non-resident associate members shall have the rights and obligations of associate members.

  • AFFILIATE​ - $400

    • Any medical researcher, interested corporate representative, or non-health-related nail professional (e.g. cosmetician, etc.) shall be eligible for affiliate membership. Affiliate membership may be granted by a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of the Board of Trustees.  Affiliate members shall have all the rights and obligations of fellow members except they may not hold elected office or vote.​

  • GRADUATE - WAIVED

    • Any graduate dermatology or podiatry resident eligible for membership shall have the right to vote except that they may not hold elected office. Graduate members shall be exempt from membership dues and assessments. A graduate member may maintain this status for no more than three years.​

  • HONORARY - WAIVED

    • Honorary membership shall be granted to any individual upon a majority vote of the Board of Trustees of the CND. An Honorary Member shall not have the right to vote, hold elected office, or be assessed dues. In general, they have no specific membership rights or obligations other than voluntary attendance and participation at membership meetings.​

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