2016 Annual Meeting Preview

February 10

  • ‘Hot Topics’ to discuss emerging therapies in dermatology“Hot Topics” (S018) will be returning to the Annual Meeting to discuss some of the latest and most exciting trends in dermatology. This year, the symposium will review new and emerging therapies for the treatment of several dermatological conditions, and will assess some of the most common aesthetic challenges in clinical practice. > MORE
  • New session examines rising drug costs and access to careDon't miss the new session, “The Impact of Drug Pricing on Access to Care: Demystifying the Landscape” (U013), offered from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 4, in Room 140B. The session will be directed by Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, and co-directed by Elise A. Olsen, MD, with two additional speakers — Mark McClellan, MD, PhD (congressman and former CMS administrator) and Rep. David B. McKinley, PE (WV-01). > MORE
  • FDA experts to discuss updated regulationsA new session, “FDA Hot Topics: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Room 145A. The session will be directed by Jill A. Lindstrom, MD, clinical team leader, division of dermatology and dental products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA; and co-directed by Markham C. Luke, MD, PhD, deputy office director, office of device evaluation, center for devices and radiological health at the FDA. > MORE
  • Oh snap! New Meeting News Twitter photo contest in DC!Be sure to bring your camera and creative spirit to the 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.! We will be featuring a new kind of photo contest for attendees to participate in through the official AAD Meeting News Twitter feed @AADMtgs. > MORE
  • Watch what happens! Download Periscope app for live Meeting broadcastsIf you haven't already heard, Periscope is the hottest new social media app that allows users to broadcast live video from the convenience of their smartphones. > MORE
  • Climbers welcome! Rock wall scheduled for 74th Annual MeetingMeeting attendees at the 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., are encouraged to finish their weekend on a high note. A rock wall climbing event will take place in Hall D of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday during the meeting. It's also your opportunity to join the AAD in telling skin cancer to take a hike! > MORE
  • Download Meeting app before you come to meeting!Make sure to download the AAD Meeting app before you come to the meeting. You'll want to be ready to use its impressive functionality before you even get to the convention center. > MORE
  • Attend a Non-CME Promotional Information Program (PIP)Held conveniently in the evening, a total of nine timely and informative Promotional Information Programs (PIPs) are scheduled from Thursday, March 3, through Monday, March 6. Programs may be promotional or educational (i.e. non-promotional) in nature. Be sure to include the PIPs in your Annual Meeting schedule. > MORE

January 7

  • Four sessions to highlight late-breaking and groundbreaking researchInterested in the latest groundbreaking observations in dermatology? Then “Late-breaking Research” sessions (F053/F065/F079/F097) are the perfect venues for you. These forums will be directed by Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, and will highlight the most recent observations in clinical, therapeutic, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic, and basic research. They also evaluate information from recent investigations that can be applied to clinical practice. > MORE
  • Director of NIAID slated for Plenary talk on ending HIV/AIDSRounding out the Plenary lectures during 74th Annual Meeting will be guest speaker Anthony S. Fauci, MD — the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci will give a talk titled, “Ending the HIV/ AIDS Pandemic: An Achievable Goal.” > MORE
  • Have you heard about The Connection?This year, an all-new meeting experience enhancement — The Connection — will debut at the Annual Meeting. Be sure to stop by Hall D to check out everything it has to offer! The Connection will include: > MORE
  • Hands-on sessions to include wound closures and varicose veinsThe much anticipated hands-on sessions have been expanded to include two new sessions, “Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins” (W011/W018) and “Wound Closures” (W010/W017). The returning sessions are “Innovative Suture Techniques Update” (W012/W019), “Nail Surgery” (W009/W016), and “Dermal Fillers” (W013/W020), which received very good feedback at the last Annual Meeting. Each session will be offered twice on Monday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 1 to 4 p.m. > MORE
  • New botulinum toxin courses to feature before/after videosTwo new courses, “Basic Botulinum Toxin: Video Instruction and Live Panel Discussion” (C001) and “Advanced Botulinum Toxin: Video Instruction and Live Panel Discussion” (C019) will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, March 4, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6. > MORE
  • Workshop to focus on 10 unique psoriasis patient encountersThe workshop, “Improve Psoriasis Comborbity Screening while Earning MOC PI Credit” (W007) will be returning to the 74th Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. This session will allow participants to identify notes from 10 recent unique psoriasis patient encounters and bring de-identified copies to the session for abstraction. > MORE
  • New session added to ‘Hands-On: The Standardized Patient’ seriesFour topics will be covered in “Hands-on: The Standardized Patient” sessions at the Annual Meeting, including a new one topic, “The Total Body Skin Exam,” along with three returning session topics, “Medication Management,” “The Difficult Patient,” and “Breaking Bad News.” Each of these sessions will be a half hour in length, and will run throughout the meeting — from Friday morning through Monday evening. > MORE
  • The entire meeting program is just a click awayThe Academy has made it easier than ever to access and search the online program by offering multiple viewing options under the ‘education' tab on the 74th Annual Meeting web page. > MORE

December 1