2015 Annual Meeting Preview

February 26

January 23

  • AMA president-elect to speak at AAD Plenary SessionSteven J. Stack, MD, president-elect of the American Medical Association, will be one of the guest speakers at the AAD Annual Meeting Plenary Session, Sunday, March 21. When he becomes AMA president in June, Dr. Stack will be 43, making him the youngest AMA president in the last 100 years. > MORE
  • More late-breaking abstracts, sessions added to Annual MeetingBased on its popularity — and the increasing emergence of new scientific information — the AAD has broadened its offering of Late Breaking Research sessions. And with more sessions comes more late-breaking abstracts. These Forums will highlight the latest ground-breaking observations in clinical, therapeutics, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic, and basic research. Researchers have been invited to submit abstracts describing their most recent results, and the authors of the top-scoring studies will be invited to discuss their findings in brief oral presentations during one of the themed Forums. > MORE
  • Don’t miss symposium on advances in transplant dermatologyOn Saturday, March 21, the Academy will present a new session, “Role of Dermatologist in Management of Skin Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients” (S016). > MORE
  • Symposium on chronic pruritus: Bedside to Bench PerspectivesChronic pruritus has considerable impact on patient quality of life and is a significant challenge for the practicing clinician. A March 21 Annual Meeting symposium, “Chronic Pruritus: Bedside to Bench Perspectives,” (S019), led by Director Gil Yosipovitch, MD, and co-Director Timothy G. Berger, MD, will cover recent advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of itch and the clinical diagnosis and management of different types of pruritus. > MORE
  • Why pay more? Discounted registration ends February 11Don't miss out on the Academy's discounted advance registration rates for the Annual Meeting, which will apply until Wednesday, February 11, at 12 p.m. (CT). After this date and time, standard registration fees will apply. Advance registration and housing for the March 20-24, in San Francisco, will only be accepted online. > MORE
  • Baseball legend Johnny Bench to appear at Plenary SessionThe Academy is excited to have baseball legend Johnny Bench as part of the roster for the Plenary Session on Sunday, March 22. > MORE
  • Deadline for research forum abstracts approachesThe Academy invites all members to submit their abstract presentations for review and selection for the Late-Breaking Research in Dermatology Forums at the Annual Meeting, March 20-21. The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. (CT). These forums highlight the latest ground-breaking results of clinical, therapeutics, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic, and basic research. > MORE

December 8

  • AAD in San Francisco in 2015: Why the Bay Area matters to dermatology

    By Patricia Engasser, MD
    The 2015 AAD Annual Meeting is being held in one of the most interesting and exciting places in the world today. Living here is akin to living in Florence at the birth of the Renaissance. Wise scholars have sought to understand how the mild climate, uncrowded vistas and research universities attracted risk-takers who valued innovation over the “tried and true,” and openness over hierarchy in the transitional decade of the 1960s. > MORE

  • Exciting Plenary, new scientific sessions, and more in San Francisco

    By Joan Guitart, MD
    Chair, AAD Scientific Assembly Committee

    At the 2015 AAD Annual Meeting, you will see the return of the sessions you have found useful in the past, as well as several updates and additions. With more than 350 sessions from which to choose, it would be impossible to talk about all of them, but I'd like to highlight a few that I'm particularly excited about. > MORE

  • New hands-on simulation workshops offeredThe Academy is offering several new hands-on workshops in three areas: nail surgery, suture techniques, and dermal filler injections. Expert faculty will demonstrate a variety of procedures in each of these topic areas, and attendees will have the opportunity to practice techniques using cadaveric specimens or simulation models. The workshops have limited space for attendees, so each topic will be offered three times a day to allow for maximum attendance. > MORE
  • Get out your smartphone and send us a film!We are kicking off our inaugural Meeting News Video Contest. Send us a short video — no more than a minute long — about why you're attending the AAD's 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco or why Annual Meetings are important to you. We will overlook technical proficiency (a smartphone video will work just dandy) and we will choose from the most inventive, creative, and interesting videos. Prizes will be awarded to the best. We may even use your video as part of our Annual Meeting promo reel! > MORE
  • New RAPID session will improve and document careAAD is offering a new session, “RAPID: A QI Program Targeting Risk Factor Reduction in Psoriasis” (W014) from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The RAPID (Risk Assessment Program to Improve and Document) Case program has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology for Component 4, Evaluation of Performance in Practice, of Maintenance of Certification to improve and document. The session will be led by Erik J. Stratman, MD, with several invited speakers, and will provide an overview on the quality improvement process as well as discussion regarding appropriately recording the lifestyle behaviors history of patients with psoriasis. > MORE
  • Present your ground-breaking research at the Annual MeetingThe Academy invites all members to submit their abstract presentations for review and selection for the “Late-Breaking Research in Dermatology” forums at the 73rd Annual Meeting,. These forums highlight the latest ground-breaking results of clinical, therapeutic, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic, and basic research. > MORE
  • Advance registration and housing for 73rd Annual Meeting now open!It's that time of year — time to register for the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting, March 20-24, 2015, in San Francisco. Like last year, advance registration and housing for the 73rd Annual Meeting will only be accepted online. > MORE
  • New Board Prep for Residents course — get right on it now!There's a lot of buzz, and deservedly so, about the “Board Prep for Residents” session that has been slated for the AAD's 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. New for 2015, the AAD will offer the course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 21. The session will be directed by Jennifer Lucas, MD, who participated in the wildly popular Boards Blitz session at the Academy's last Annual Meeting, in Denver. Invited speakers include Anthony Fernandez, MD, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska, MD, PhD, and Michelle B. Tarbox, MD. > MORE