2014 Annual Meeting Preview

February 27

  • ‘Hot Topics’ speakers announcedThe popular “Hot Topics” symposium (S010) at Annual Meeting affords dermatologists from around the world the opportunity to gather together, learn, and discuss some of the most exciting topics in the field of dermatology. The session presentations, delivered by the field's leading experts, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m Friday, March 21. > MORE
  • Translating psoriasis evidence into psoriasis practiceGood clinical evidence and guidelines do not automatically translate into good clinical practice. It takes expert advice to apply guidelines in the clinical setting to improve patient outcomes. > MORE
  • Increased understanding of itch leading to better treatmentsItching is the most common complaint among patients with inflammatory skin disease, ranking near lower back pain as a leading complaint overall among patients. Despite that ranking and an increased understanding of the causes of itch, much more needs to be learned by researchers and clinical dermatologists, so the Academy has made pruritis one of its top research priorities. > MORE
  • Group working to expand data available about psoriasis outcomesData on the causes of psoriasis and the comparative success of its treatments are lacking, so an international group of stakeholders has organized an initiative to gather more information on the disease. The progress of these efforts and other issues related to the treatment of psoriasis will be explored in an Annual Meeting education session March 24. > MORE
  • Recommendations developed for early detection of cancers on skin of colorMelanoma gets much of the publicity, but the incidence of other types of skin cancer is on the increase and often overlooked — especially in people of color. A March 22 session will address challenges in diagnosing cancers and educating patients, and offer AAD recommendations to help overcome these challenges. > MORE
  • Attend a non-CME PIP sessionPromotional Information Program (PIPs) are planned and produced by industry. For more information on times, locations, and registration, please visit the Annual Meeting PIP webpage. > MORE
  • Industry expert sessions highlight new research and productsIndustry expert sessions are the newest addition to the Annual Meeting Exhibition Hall. Located in Exhibit Hall D of the convention center, these unique sessions provide exhibiting companies with the opportunity to: > MORE
  • See SPOT, win big!This year, the Academy is bringing a fun new game to the exhibit hall. There will be fabulous prizes at stake, but you have to play to win. > MORE
  • Academy Meeting app better than ever!If you haven't had a chance to use the Academy's meeting app, be sure to download it before heading to Denver. You'll be able navigate interactive maps, organize meeting session schedules, search for exhibitors and display their locations on a map, view sessions that are about to start, Tweet, and much more. > MORE
  • Join the Annual Meeting conversation on TwitterThe 2014 Annual Meeting will mark the third year of the Academy's Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs. As far as technology goes, that's practically a lifetime. Starting with only a few hundred followers in 2012 to 2,300 followers and growing, Twitter is quickly becoming a go-to space for Academy meeting attendees to engage in conversation about Annual Meeting as well as stay in the know regarding the latest meeting news updates. > MORE
  • Steals and deals at the AAD Resource CenterThe AAD Resource Center, Booth 3714, is the perfect place to find everything you need to know about Academy products and programs. You can demo AAD products, renew or apply for AAD membership, learn about volunteer and mentoring opportunities, join the SPOT Skin Cancer™ movement, and much more. > MORE
  • Expand job opportunities at AAD’s new Career Networking EventIn response to a recent resident survey, many residents revealed that they wanted more career resources. And so, voilí , more career resources the Academy will provide. The new Career Networking Event will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22. > MORE

February 3

  • Multidisciplinary approach vital for melanoma careFor dermatologists to have a full stake in the care of their patients with melanoma, they must go beyond what was once their sole role of diagnosis and referral to a subspecialist. > MORE
  • Guideline courses abound at Annual MeetingGuidelines serve as decision-making and educational aids for clinical practice to support and improve quality of care. Led by the Clinical Guidelines Committee (CGC), the Academy guideline development process follows an established methodology and administrative regulations that include meticulous review and grading of the relevant scientific literature, and a multi-layer, peer-review approval process. > MORE
  • Learn evidence-based strategies to reduce medical errors“Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Errors in Dermatology Practice” (Session F055) will assist dermatologists in adopting evidence-based strategies for holding medical errors to a minimum. The Saturday, March 22, session will feature error-reduction action steps presented by Eliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH, and Stephen Helms, MD. > MORE
  • Get all the latest derm research in one session!The always-popular Late-Breaking Research session is back for the Annual Meeting, but with a new name: The Latest in Dermatology Research. And that's not the only new thing! Because of the session's popularity, this symposium has been extended to allow for more cutting-edge research to be presented. The session is also expanding to accommodate the tremendous growth in dermatologic and cutaneous biology research, said session director Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. > MORE
  • Guest Speaker to defend the integrity of the Y chromosomeScientist David C. Page, MD, will challenge popular conceptions and misconceptions about the X and Y chromosomes during his Annual Meeting Plenary session guest speaker presentation “Rethinking the Pristine X and Rotting Y Chromosomes,” on Sunday, March 23. > MORE
  • Discounted registration for Annual Meeting coming to a close!Now that the holiday season has wrapped up, it's time to gear up for the next big event — the AAD's 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver. If you haven't registered yet, simply click the following link, www.aad.org/AM14 because discounted registration rates are coming to a close. > MORE
  • Exhibitors at Annual Meeting to request physicians’ NPIsFellows, associates, or affiliate DO-approved members of the Academy who practice in the U.S. and attend the Annual Meeting will be asked to provide their National Provider Identifier (NPI) in their interactions with exhibitors during the meeting. The NPI is a 10-digit unique identifier used in health care transactions; medical device and pharmaceutical companies are required to collect it by the Sunshine Act provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010's health system reform law. The law requires companies to report any “payment or other transfer of value” given to a physician. > MORE

December 10

  • Going up? 5,000 feet and climbingThe Academy will hold its 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver, March 21 - 25. This year the Academy is taking its meeting to new heights — literally! The 2014 Annual Meeting will be the Academy's first time in Colorado, the only state to lie entirely above 3,281 feet. Denver is 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly 1 mile high. Its nickname, The Mile High City, is no exaggeration! > MORE
  • New Live Demonstration session to debut in DenverBringing dermatologists unparalleled educational opportunities to learn by viewing, the Academy's 2014 Annual Meeting will feature four Live Demonstration sessions, including a new live session, Live Demonstration: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections. > MORE
  • Showcase your research at the AAD Annual MeetingAre you looking for the prime venue to showcase your pivotal trial results, new data, and important research that hasn't been previously presented elsewhere? The “Latest in Dermatology Research" symposium at the AAD's 72nd Annual Meeting is the perfect place to debut your work and gain notable recognition and exposure. > MORE
  • Advance registration and housing for 72nd Annual Meeting is now openIt's that time of year — time for gatherings with friends and family, splurging on baked goods, and registering for the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting, of course! Like last year, advance registration and housing for the 72nd Annual Meeting only will be accepted online at www.aad.org/AM14. > MORE
  • Access the Advance Program onlineThe Academy has made it easy to stay up to date with the 2014 Annual Meeting Program, as changes and updates are still trickling in. View and search the most recent copy of the Advance Program online. For the 72nd Annual Meeting there are two ways to view the online program. > MORE
  • Don’t miss discounted Denver travelIt's not too early to start making your travel arrangements for the Academy's 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver. The AAD has negotiated the following discounts and services for registrants traveling to the Annual Meeting through the Academy's official travel agency, Association Travel Concepts (ATC), on United, American, or Delta Airlines. > MORE