2014 Summer Academy Meeting Dailies

August 9

  • AIDS and aging: Insights from years of practiceInsights occur on a variety of paths. They can come from analyzing data from dozens of studies or from careful observation and patient interaction over time. For Timothy G. Berger, MD, insight came after years of treating the elderly and HIV-positive patients, which he discussed Friday during the Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Lectureship. > MORE
  • Advances in lasers have greatly improved outcomes for several proceduresAdvances in lasers are driving greatly improved outcomes in a variety of dermatologic procedures, such as tattoo removal, treating pigmented lesions, facial rejuvenation, skin tightening, removal of cellulite and fat, and body contouring. > MORE
  • New hemangioma treatments can have positive effects on infantsVascular anomalies can have a traumatic effect as they may cause medical complications and mar a person's appearance, but this is particularly true of their subset — hemangiomas — that appear in the weeks after a baby is born. New advances in their treatment are improving outcomes, but timing of treatment is vital. > MORE
  • New technology holds promise in detecting lesions, diagnosing melanomasMuch of the focus for reducing the growing threat of melanoma has been on health care professionals screening patients. Dermatologists can lead this effort by stepping up their own screening efforts and supplementing those efforts with increased use of dermoscopy and developing technology, such as total body imaging, confocal microscopy, and multispectral imaging with computer assistance. > MORE
  • New research for hair regrowth untangledHair loss is a traumatic experience for patients with conditions such as alopecia areata and lichen planopilaris, but recent research promises advances through such diverse treatment options as vitamin D, new light devices, biologic agents, a PPAR gamma receptor blocker, and hair follicle induction. > MORE
  • Economist sees ACA raining on health care paradeBefore he became a health futurist and medical economist, Jeff Bauer, PhD, was a weatherman. So as he talks about the future of health care, Dr. Bauer flashes back to his former job and sees wildly tempestuous skies on the horizon. > MORE
  • Sunday symposia featuring facial dermatoses, women’s health, and mucosal diseaseTomorrow may be the last day of Summer Meeting, but that doesn't mean you should skip out early. On the contrary, we've saved some of the best for last, including a brand new session on mucosal disease. All three of the following symposia take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. > MORE

August 7

  • Plenary speakers to discuss latest discoveries and their influence on specialtyCatch the latest clinical and research updates regarding immune deficiency in the elderly, lasers, hemangiomas, detecting melanomas, and hair regrowth Friday during the Summer Academy Plenary. Also during the session, hear the President's Address and the thoughts of a leading medical economist on health system reform. > MORE
  • Don’t miss summer symposia!This year's Summer Academy Meeting will offer a wide selection of symposia, including the return of Update Platform sessions. The following symposia will be offered on Thursday and Saturday, so be sure to add your favorites to your meeting calendar. Keep in mind the following sessions are only a highlight of what will be offered. For a full list of summer symposia, browse the program overview. > MORE
  • Attend an industry expert session at Summer MeetingIndustry expert sessions are the newest addition to the Academy exhibit hall. They will be presented on the Purple Level, Riverside Center at the Hyatt Regency. > MORE
  • Academy seeks your input on new Learning PortalThe Academy is developing a new online Learning Portal to make it easier for you to find and complete educational activities and track your progress. New features will include a consolidated activity catalog, robust search engine, a quiz tool, and more. Your opinion is being sought so that the Academy can further improve upon the portal, which is currently under development, before it launches. > MORE
  • Twitter is where the conversation’s atThe Academy's Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs, has over 3,300 followers — and we hope you're one of them! Twitter is quickly becoming a go-to space for Academy meeting attendees to engage in conversation about the meeting as well as stay in the know about the latest meeting news updates. > MORE
  • Summer Academy Meeting: There’s an app for that!If you haven't had a chance to use the Academy's meeting app yet, the time is now! You'll be able to navigate interactive maps, organize meeting session schedules, search for exhibitors and attendees, view sessions about to start, access session evaluations, Tweet, and much more. > MORE