2015 Summer Academy Meeting Preview

July 17

  • Drugs in America: Why price and transparency are hot-button issuesIt's not your imagination — drug prices in the U.S. are increasing, and it's happening at an alarming rate. So what is causing this sudden change in cost? Although this is a multifaceted issue, physicians need to understand what factors are influencing this surge in price, and why transparency on the subject is crucial as policy continues to develop. Two sessions during the Summer Academy Meeting will address these key issues. > MORE
  • New session takes closer look at risk factors for psoriasisPsoriasis is one of the most common diseases seen in dermatology today. That is why physicians need to take a fresh look at how to further improve quality of care by reviewing external factors associated with psoriasis, such as lifestyle behaviors and comorbid diseases. Director Anthony Fernandez, MD, will discuss this in his new workshop, “Risk Assessment Program to Improve and Document (RAPID) Care: A QI Program Targeting Risk Factor Reduction in Psoriasis” (W028) from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. > MORE
  • Take a world tour of dermatology without leaving your seatOne of the best parts of attending AAD meetings is that they give you a break from the office and allow you to interact with dermatologists from around the world. Although miles (or oceans) may separate them, dermatologists share many interests and routines, and a goal of providing the most effective treatments possible. > MORE
  • Session identifies global differences in Middle Eastern dermatologyFor the first time at an AAD meeting, the topic of dermatological issues in Middle Eastern countries will be covered in depth in the new session, “Coming to America: New Techniques, Products, and Tips from Experts in the New Old World” (F006). From 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, session director Hassan I. Galadari, MD, will lead a discussion on a variety of infectious, neoplastic, and cosmetic skin issues that are pertinent to the Middle Eastern population, and showcase the major distinctions in practice and treatment methodology. > MORE
  • Guest speaker to explore the experience of aesthetic perceptionsWhen you hear that someone is ‘beautiful', what comes to mind? A pretty face? Or a picture-perfect smile? It's a subjective question, of course, and we've all heard the old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” — but is our perception of beauty really that unique from one person to the next? > MORE
  • Attend SkinPAC Town Hall Aug. 22This year's SkinPAC Town Hall will provide AADA members with the opportunity to hear directly from the SkinPAC board of advisors on challenges to the political landscape, the candidate support process, and more. Plus it is an opportunity for AADA members to weigh in on the strategic direction of SkinPAC - which is now more important than ever in a post-health care reform world. > MORE
  • Two new PIPs on tap for Summer Academy MeetingBe sure to include the Promotional Information Programs (PIPs) in your Summer Academy Meeting schedule. PIPs are independent and not part of the official AAD Annual Meeting as planned by its Scientific Assembly Committee. These programs do not qualify for CME credit and all content is under the control of the sponsoring company. > MORE

June 11

  • Dermatologists: New York awaits you!This year, the Summer Academy Meeting will be held in world-famous New York August 19-23 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan. > MORE
  • Get hands-on with new summer sessionsThis year, the AAD's Summer Academy Meeting will feature a number of new sessions attendees do not want to miss. > MORE
  • New! Meeting briefs to kick off Summer AcademyStart your Summer Meeting off right with one of the many new “meeting briefs” that will be offered throughout the day on Thursday, August 20. Each “brief” is approximately 30 minutes long, and delivers focused information on specific dermatology topics. > MORE
  • Registration: The first step to New YorkRegistration is now open for the 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York. Advance registration and housing for the Summer Meeting will only be accepted via the online registration and housing system. > MORE
  • Reserve your stay at the official Summer Meeting hotelsThe official hotels for this year's Summer Academy Meeting are the New York Hilton Midtown hotel in Manhattan and The London New York. However, hotels may be added depending on demand, and information is subject to change at any time. Reservations must be completed by Monday, August 3. These reservations also must be made in conjunction with the Meeting registration, and room availability cannot be guaranteed after the August 3 deadline at 12 p.m. (CST). > MORE
  • Tweeting about the Summer MeetingWe are pleased to announce that the Academy Meeting News Twitter feed has reached almost 5,000 followers! We are about 100 followers away from the exciting benchmark, and need your help to get us there! > MORE