2016 Summer Meeting Dailies

July 30

  • Novel treatments for eczema hold great promiseThe treatment of patients with eczema is on the cusp of a great leap forward thanks to the work of researchers who determined it is a disease of the immune system and identified cytokines as a key component of the disease. These cytokines are the target of two effective treatments expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) next year. > MORE
  • Genetics, hair care practices linked to CCCAOften thought to be the cause of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), chemical relaxers are not entirely the culprit. For Amy McMichael, MD, the role of hair care practices in the development of CCCA is particularly complex, especially because a genetic component likely plays a role. > MORE
  • Research has improved care; more advances are on the wayIn the past decade, dermatology has been a leader among medical specialties with groundbreaking advances in the treatment of patients with diseases such as melanoma and psoriasis. That growth will continue, first by therapeutic advances, then by enhanced research advances in a variety of areas, said Alexandra Boer Kimball, MD, MPH. > MORE
  • From Akron to Harvard: Dermatologist’s path guided by father, other mentorsAs a child, Harley Haynes, MD, helped out in his father's dermatology practice in Akron, Ohio. The experience set the tone not only for how he would later practice medicine, but also his regard for mentorship. > MORE
  • Plenary guest speaker: ‘Put others in front of yourselves’Communities come in many forms and fill many needs. Posting to social media what you ordered for dinner or your opinion about a reality TV show can be a contribution to a “me-based” community. Kevin Quigley is part of a community that is the opposite of that on social media — one with people who want to serve to make a difference — and he is inviting everyone to join him. > MORE

July 28

  • Five speakers highlighted during Friday Plenary sessionPlan to attend one of the highlights of the Summer Academy Meeting, the Plenary session, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday in Ballroom B. The session will feature five lectures as well as the President's Address by Abel Torres, MD, JD. > MORE
  • Session to examine misdiagnoses and how to reduce themThe host of medical and non-medical factors that influence physicians during diagnosis led the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study them. Learn about those factors Saturday during “Diagnostic Mistakes: Understanding How We Misdiagnose.” > MORE
  • Learn diagnostic, treatment pearls at ‘Grand Rounds’A Summer Meeting tradition of more than 20 years will continue Friday when pearls of diagnosis and management will be shared through case studies during the interactive session “Dermatology Grand Rounds: Case-Based Dilemmas” (S005). > MORE
  • Attend a Meeting Brief to start your Summer MeetingStart your Summer Meeting by attending one of the many Meeting Briefs that will be offered throughout the day Thursday. Each session is 30 minutes long, and delivers focused information on specific dermatology topics. > MORE
  • INC Programs (formerly PIPs) to return to Summer MeetingFour Industry Non-CME Programs (INC Programs) — formerly referred to as Non-CME Promotional Information Programs (PIPs) — will occur with two programs scheduled Thursday and Friday at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. > MORE
  • New Industry Expert Sessions scheduledIndustry Expert Sessions at the 2016 AAD Summer Meeting will provide exhibiting companies the opportunity to present new research on products, detail products, conduct demonstrations, and highlight new products. > MORE
  • Download the new AAD Meeting Mobile AppIt's back … and better than ever! The AAD Meeting Mobile App has been redesigned for optimum functionality and easier navigation at the 2016 AAD Summer Meeting. Please note that the old AAD Meetings Mobile App (with the blue AAD logo) is now officially inactive, so you must download the new app with the white AAD logo in the iPhone App store or Google Play. > MORE
  • Stop by The Connection and the AAD Resource CenterHave a great meeting experience by visiting The Connection and the all-new AAD Resource Center during the 2016 AAD Summer Meeting. > MORE
  • Follow @AADMtgs for up-to-date meeting newsIf you're at the 2016 AAD Summer Meeting, then it's a good idea to join the 6,800 other people who follow AAD Meeting News on Twitter (@AADMtgs) to get the latest and most pressing information regarding sessions, events, the exhibit hall, and more. It's also a space to engage in conversations with @AADMtgs and attendees by including the official hashtag #AAD16Summer in all your meeting-related tweets. > MORE
  • Are you ready to lead? Nominations sought for 2017 AAD electionThe American Academy of Dermatology's Nominating Committee is accepting nominees for the 2017 Academy Election for officers, directors of the Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee member representatives (East Region). > MORE