2014 Summer Academy Meeting Preview

July 2

  • Top pearls from top dermatologists“Pearls from Members” is a new session that will debut at Summer Academy Meeting 2014. The session, directed by Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. It will be a medical/surgical medley covering a variety of key topics, including clinical, surgical, and pediatric dermatology, specifically focusing on recent trends and developments in the field. > MORE
  • Don’t miss live demo session on neurotoxins and soft tissue augmentationSummer Academy Meeting 2014 will feature one live demonstration session. “Neurotoxins and Soft Tissue Augmentation” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 in Grand Ballroom A. The course will be directed by New York dermatologist and professor Ellen S. Marmur, MD. > MORE
  • Office politics session offered in new interactive formatSuccess in any role requires understanding the political nature of the organization, whether it be an academic setting, an office, or within organized medicine. From 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, Seemal Desai, MD, will lead “Navigating Office Politics,” where he will discuss the importance of building and maintaining collaborative relationships that will help clinicians navigate politics in day-to-day practice settings. > MORE
  • AAD and EADV team up to deliver top notch educationFor the third year in a row, the Academy and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) will join forces to lead a joint symposium. The symposium will be presented from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 in Grand Ballroom EF. The session will be co-directed by Henry W. Lim, MD, and Luca Borradori, MD. > MORE
  • Update Platform sessions return to Summer MeetingBack for the third year in a row, the popular Update Platform sessions have become must-attend events at Summer Academy Meeting. In these unique summer sessions, top leaders in the specialty will present on the following topics: cutaneous oncology, medical dermatology, cosmetic and dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology. > MORE
  • Discounted meeting registration ending soonIf you'll be attending Summer Academy Meeting in Chicago (and why wouldn't you want to visit Chicago in the summer), then be sure to register for the meeting now while you can still take advantage of early registration rates. Discounted rates will be available until  12 p.m. (CT) July 9. If you've registered by this date and time, Summer Meeting materials will be mailed to you prior to the meeting. > MORE

May 29

  • Let the Windy City blow you away!Home to deep dish pizza and the Chicago Dog; the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower; more than 40 museums; blues and jazz music; world-renowned cuisine (Alinea is ranked one of the best restaurants in the world), and 28 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, Chicago is truly a must-visit destination. Lucky for AAD meeting-goers, the Summer Academy Meeting 2014 will be held in Chicago Aug. 6-10. > MORE
  • Time to register for Summer Academy Meeting 2014Discounted registration and housing for the Summer Academy Meeting 2014 is officially open. Advance registration and housing for the Summer Meeting will only be accepted via the online registration and housing system at www.aad.org/SAM14. Discounted meeting rates apply until July 9, 2014, at 12 p.m. (CT). All who register by this date and time will receive their badges, tickets, and attendance verification voucher by mail. Standard meeting registration rates will begin July 9, 2014, at 12:01 p.m. (CT) and will continue until the end of the meeting. > MORE
  • Scientific sessions take center stage at Summer Academy MeetingThe Plenary represents not only the best of dermatologic research, but also demonstrates the specialty's prominence in the house of medicine. During the Plenary, renowned experts in the field of dermatology present the latest scientific research. Timothy Berger, MD, will deliver the Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Lectureship, “Immunology for the Clinical Dermatologist.” According to Dr. Berger, the immune system determines the appearance and natural history of every inflammatory and infectious condition dermatologists see. He will discuss how clinical observations allow dermatologists to understand common clinical problems, such as refractory warts, pruritus in the elderly, and crusted scabies. > MORE
  • Save on Chicago travelThe Academy has arranged for reduced airfare and car rental for those attending the Summer Academy Meeting 2014. > MORE
  • Get on Twitter for all the latest Summer Meeting newsThis year the Academy Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs, has crossed the 3,000-follower threshold! And while only a few short years ago, getting people to engage with the Academy on Twitter required a bit of nudging, it seems that the tides have begun to turn. Now, more people than ever are using Twitter — not only to connect with others — but also to quickly consume the latest news and information. With a 140-character limit, it's a speedy way to browse a lot of headlines. > MORE