2017 Summer Meeting Dailies

July 29, 2017

  • PRP offers hope, but clarity is neededNew medical treatments offer great promise, but they often fail to live up to the expectations. One of the newest treatments attracting attention in dermatology is platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which was reviewed Friday during the Plenary session. > MORE
  • CRISPR: Editing genes becomes a realityRenowned biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg, PhD, explained CRISPR-Cas9 technology and how it could dramatically change medical treatments when he delivered his address as the Guest Speaker at the Plenary session Friday. > MORE
  • Special report: The growing burden of skin diseaseThe total cost of skin disease was $75 billion in the United States in 2013, an average of $887 per patient. While that was a heavy financial load, skin disease has had an even greater impact in a variety of ways that are outlined in a new AAD special report, “The Burden of Skin Disease in the United States.” > MORE
  • Vitiligo: The bench has reached the bedsideVitiligo has long been a beast of a disease, devastating the psyches of millions of victims who were often told there are no treatments. However, a new day is dawning as researchers uncover the disease’s genetic roots and pathogenesis and develop new and exciting treatments. > MORE
  • Cellular therapy a new tool for treating cancer, autoimmune diseasesAdoptive cellular therapy is a promising platform for treating cancers using genetically engineered T-cells to target B-cells linked to a disease. The technology is now being used to target cells that cause the autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus vulgaris. > MORE
  • Dr. Lim: Dermatology must continue to adaptDermatology faces a variety of challenges, such as increasing skin disease in seniors, the role of non-physician providers, and meeting the demands of government regulations, but the Academy is stepping up its efforts to meet those challenges, AAD President Henry W. Lim, MD, said Friday. > MORE

July 27, 2017

  • Experts to share tips for using lasers in aesthetic proceduresWhether you are a novice or an expert in using lasers, you can learn the tips and tricks of using the latest technology in a variety of aesthetic procedures during a Saturday education session. > MORE
  • Plenary explores treatments, technologiesThe Plenary is always a highlight of the Summer Meeting. Plan to attend from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday in Grand Ballroom East/West. The session will feature five lecturers as well as the President’s Address presented by Henry W. Lim, MD. > MORE
  • Dermoscopy course to review basics, highlight new usesDermoscopy is a key tool dermatologists and other skin care providers use to diagnose skin cancers earlier. A full-day course on Saturday will explain the common and newer uses for dermoscopy, also known as dermatoscopy. > MORE
  • Molecular advances affect melanoma classification, treatmentResearch has demonstrated that melanoma subsets can be classified at the molecular level according to their mutations. A Friday session will investigate advances in this research, and explore how they affect therapies. The session will also provide an update about the new cancer staging system. > MORE
  • Involving the patient is key in planning facial post-op repairsMohs surgery is an effective tool for removing cancerous lesions with precise margin control, but it can leave patients with a variety of facial defects that require attention. Success in addressing these defects is not just the job of the surgeon. It requires a team effort in which the patient is a central participant. > MORE
  • The promise of nanotechnologyNoninvasive biopsies obtained by nanoparticles that sample tissue and are captured magnetically; microneedle patches analyzing biological activity and delivering medications and vaccines; nanoencapsulated corticosteroids delivered only to the site of inflammation. These are all part of the promise of nanotechnology that will be explored Friday. > MORE
  • Industry Non-CME ProgramsIndustry Non-CME (INC) programs are scheduled each evening through Saturday at the New York Hilton Midtown. These programs do not qualify for CME credit and all content is under the control of the sponsoring company. INC programs are independent and not part of the official AAD Summer Meeting as planned by its Scientific Assembly Committee. > MORE