2013 Summer Academy Wrap-Up

  • 0814-Alam Update Platform presents mix of skin cancer and cosmetic topicsDermatologists attending the Aug. 2 presentation “Update Platform: Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery” were treated to an equal measure of skin cancer and of cosmetic surgical treatment issues. These latest developments in surgical methods covered lasers and other cosmetic interventions as well as Mohs and scalpel-based surgery — all topics were grounded in evidence-based surgery. > MORE
  • 0814-Cohen2 Today’s key allergens trigger contact dermatitis outbreaksNickel, other metals, preservatives, fragrances, and hair dye — that is “What’s Hot in Contact Dermatitis,” the topic David E. Cohen, MD, MPH, presented Aug. 1 during the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology/American Academy of Dermatology Joint Symposium. Dr. Cohen is the Harris Professor and vice chairman for clinical affairs, and director of allergic, occupational, and environmental dermatology, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York. > MORE
  • Jeffrey Phillip Callen, MD, Medical dermatology update takes on systemic disease skin conditions“Update Platform: Medical Dermatology” succeeded on every front in presenting the latest advances in recognizing and diagnosing key skin conditions associated with systemic disease. During the Aug. 1 session, the audience was treated to updates on everything from immunobullous blistering conditions to skin disease emerging from organ transplantation. > MORE
  • 0814-Argenziano Dermoscopy enables detection of 20 percent more melanomasGiuseppe Argenziano, MD, PhD, presented his seven rules for detecting the earliest signs of melanoma during his lecture “Dermoscopy: Tips for the Practicing Clinician” at the Aug. 1 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology/American Academy of Dermatology Joint Symposium. > MORE
  • 0814-EADV EADV/AAD Joint Symposium tackles substantive dermatology topicsThe two leading dermatology organizations in Europe and the United States have much to learn from each other, so they collaborate by sharing developments from their regions of the world at key meetings of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The Aug. 1 EADV/AAD Joint Symposium at the AAD Summer Academy served as the main venue on the U.S. side. > MORE
  • 0814-Elston_Blast Academy sending a new message about expertise of specialtyIn a time when it is necessary to communicate the breadth of dermatology to its members, the AAD has been examining ways to communicate the full scope of dermatologists’ expertise. It’s one facet of the Academy’s communications plan aimed at payers, policymakers, the public, and the health care community. > MORE
  • 0814-Overview Another New York Summer Academy for the booksIf you’ve been keeping up with the Academy’s Meeting News website, you may have seen and answered the latest meeting trivia question: How many times, including this year, has the AAD’s Summer Academy been held in NYC? Three, five, or seven times? Here’s a hint — it’s not three. If you guessed five, you’d be … off by two meetings. > MORE