2015 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

  • Academy rocks San Francisco: From bench to bedside to BenchFor several days last month, there was excitement and anticipation in Moscone North, South, and West. If there had been a Moscone East, that would have been buzzing, as well. What could cause such excitement and anticipation? It wasn’t a concert at the Fillmore, but an event nonetheless  — the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual […] > MORE
  • Basic science advances improve options for patients with pruritusThe most common problem dermatologists deal with is itch, and a March 21 session provided insights to help with diagnosis and treatment. Speakers discussed the latest basic science research on the pathology of itch in lymphoma and itch related to liver disease, dealing with itch in pediatric patients, and the many causes of itchy scalp. > MORE
  • Transplant Skin Cancer Network gathering data for incidence studySkin cancers and other cutaneous events are a known consideration in solid organ transplant patients. The AAD has granted seed funding to the Transplant Skin Cancer Network (TSCN) to initiate the first U.S. population-based study to assess the impact of transplantation on cutaneous oncology. > MORE
  • Tips from the Masters of DermatologyWhat is a master? Dictionaries have multiple definitions, including a master as a worker qualified to teach an apprentice. > MORE
  • Expanded knowledge opens doors to improved psoriasis treatmentsThe development of psoriasis treatments, from understanding its pathophysiology, to comorbidities, to the development of a variety of medications was covered March 21 in “Translating Evidence into Practice: Psoriasis Guidelines.” > MORE
  • New atopic dermatitis guidelines reviewed in workshopThe Academy's atopic dermatitis (AD) guidelines were published last year, giving the dermatology community sufficient time to dissect the finer points of the recommendations, but dermatologists were reminded during an Annual Meeting session March 22 to never lose site of patient quality of life while examining the latest treatment options. > MORE
  • Avoiding all adverse drug reactions not realisticAdverse drug reactions are unavoidable. The current system of drug approvals cannot catch any but the most common side effects. > MORE
  • Poster winners namedThe American Academy of Dermatology Poster Exhibits Task Force is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Poster Awards > MORE
  • Video Contest winners announcedWhy are you attending the AAD Annual Meeting? It could be for continuing education credits, learning about new research, or enjoying the sites of San Francisco. If you want to see a sampling of homemade videos about why some dermatology professionals are attending, go the Annual Meeting News website. > MORE