Contact Allergen Bee


Contact Allergen Bee

We are pleased to announce the 10th CONTACT ALLERGEN BEE, a contest for dermatology residents sponsored by DERMATITIS. The winners will be awarded up to $1000 ($2000 in total prizes).

The contest will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 during the annual meeting of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS), in Washington, DC at a venue to be announced. Although not required, we strongly encourage attendance at the meeting for which residents can register at a discounted rate.

How to join? Have your residency director or a faculty in your program who is an ACDS member submit your name, email address, and phone number to no later than February 1, 2019. You must be a resident in good standing at the time of the contest. Previous non-winning contestants may rejoin. Entries are limited to 2 representatives per program.

The contest will be held from 4 to 5:30 pm and will consist of multiple choice items. Content of questions is based on papers published in DERMATITIS from 2016 through 2018. Only contestants who gather at the Massachusetts Room at 4 pm for discussion of the rules will qualify.

Upon receipt of official entry, the resident will have electronic access to all relevant issues of DERMATITIS.

Please direct questions to Chito Cruz at We look forward to your participation and potential coronation as King or Queen Bee!