2013 Annual Meeting Preview

February 14

  • Kenneth Tomecki, MD “Hot Topics” sure to ignite discussionThe popular "Hot Topics" symposium (S010) at the Annual Meeting affords dermatologists from all over the world the opportunity to gather together, learn, and discuss some of the most exciting topics in the field of dermatology. > MORE
  • Michael Bigby, MD Symposium to address challenging topics in patient managementDermatologists are often confronted with challenging and controversial patient management problems. The symposium "Common, Challenging, and Controversial Short Topics in Patient Management" will address some of these common problems routinely faced by dermatologists and seek to solve those problems using evidence-based answers. > MORE
  • Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD Forum to focus on meeting component 4 of MOCMaintenance of certification (MOC) for dermatologists is administered by the American Board of Dermatology to ensure that physicians are committed to pursuing lifelong learning and competency in their specialty and/or subspecialty. > MORE
  • twitter-bird-light-bgs Meeting tweeting made easy: Join the in crowd today and keep up to dateBy now, you've probably seen that the Academy Meeting News is on Twitter providing a steady stream of meeting updates, session coverage, promotional specials, fun meeting stats, and more. Don't let "RT," "#," and "@" scare you away. Despite how it might look, you don't need to know another language to use Twitter. You simply need to know a few rules. > MORE
  • Download the new Annual Meeting mobile appNavigate interactive maps; organize meeting session schedules; message colleagues; search for exhibitors and display their locations on a map; view sessions that are about to start; take notes; post to Twitter; and much more. > MORE
  • Don’t miss Academy Resource Center daily specialsThe Annual Meeting is the perfect time to look into purchasing Academy products. Check out special daily discounts on select products at the Academy Resource Center, Booth 1061. > MORE
  • Elaine Weiss, JD Meet the Academy’s new executive directorAfter an extensive national search, Elaine Weiss, JD, was named the executive director and chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology. > MORE
  • Visit the premiere Advocacy booth at the AAD Resource CenterFor the first time, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) will be at the AAD Resource Center to answer your questions about the role advocacy plays in providing an influential and trusted voice with key policymakers for your patients, practice, and profession. > MORE

January 16

  • David Adams, MD, PharmD New session to examine adverse drug reaction controversiesAdverse cutaneous drug reactions occur in 2-3 percent of hospitalized patients. They are among the most common types of the 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events that occur annually in the U.S. > MORE
  • Paul Stamets Plenary gets fungi! Guest speaker to examine medicinal mushroomsThis year's Plenary guest speaker is world-renowned mycologist and author Paul Stamets, who could very well be the mushroom's greatest champion. He will present "Mushrooms: Ancient Allies for Modern Maladies" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3. > MORE
  • Early registration ends Jan. 30Early registration and housing for the 71st Annual Meeting closes at 12 p.m. Central time Wednesday, Jan. 30. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of reduced registration rates. > MORE
  • Susan Rabizadeh, MD Earning incentives and avoiding penalties: What dermatologists need to knowThe emerging regulatory health care environment for physicians is becoming increasingly complex and difficult to navigate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has implemented several new incentive programs over the past few years and will begin instituting penalties to all providers who do not meet these requirements in the future. > MORE
  • Make an impact in the Miami Beach communityIf you're excited to explore all Miami has to offer while attending the Academy's 2013 Annual Meeting, why not join your colleagues and get involved in the local community. Dermatology in Action (DIA) is a hands-on volunteer program inspired by the dermatology community's compassion and desire to reach out to help those the specialty serves. > MORE
  • Exhibitors at Annual Meeting to request physicians’ NPIsPhysicians who attend the Academy's Annual Meeting will be asked to provide their National Provider Identifier (NPI) in their interactions with exhibitors during the meeting. > MORE
  • PIPs return for 71st Annual MeetingDon't miss out on attending a non-CME Promotional Information Program (PIP) being held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. These informational programs do not qualify for CME credit and all content is under the control of the sponsoring company. PIPs are independent and not part of the official AAD Annual Meeting as planned by the Scientific Assembly Committee. > MORE

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