2017 Summer Meeting Wrap-Up

  • Advances in lasers, PRP, gene editing drive AAD Summer MeetingHitting on hot topics ranging from the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma to breakthroughs in gene editing to battling physician burnout, the 2017 AAD Summer Meeting delivered a robust education program that attracted more than 3,200 people to the New York Hilton Midtown. > MORE
  • Experienced dermatologists share favorite pearlsEveryone likes a good tip about how to be more efficient or make a task easier. Several experienced dermatologists offered a variety of tips July 27 during “Pearls From Members” (F005). Each speaker focused on an area of interest, from office procedures, to surgical tips, to sharing little-known treatments for dermatologic conditions. > MORE
  • Physician burnout: Trying to reverse the trendOverall physician burnout increased from 45 percent in 2011 to 54 percent in 2014, according to studies. Dermatologists lagged in 2011, with 32 percent experiencing burnout, but they passed the pack by 2014, with 57 percent experiencing burnout. > MORE
  • Hair loss and inflammation: Seeking the connectionNew therapies are fueling new studies to determine the role of inflammation in androgenetic alopecia. Those studies combine established interventions with newer approaches, such as the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and exploring the role of genetics. Those novel interventions and established approaches to hair loss were examined during a July 27 education session. > MORE
  • Pigmented lesions: Diagnosis, treatment standards neededAs the number of melanoma cases increases, the diagnosis and treatment of pigmented lesions has become a sore point in dermatology, with many questions about the best approaches. > MORE
  • Tips for improving the patient experienceWhether you are a senior or a junior dermatologic surgeon, you face new challenges. A July 27 symposium touched a variety of topics, including improving the patient experience, dealing with pregnant patients, and using fillers and toxin. > MORE
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers are increasingAlthough melanomas draw a lot of attention, non-melanoma skin cancers are also on the increase. Advances in the treatment of actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma were explained in a July 27 session at the AAD Summer Meeting in New York. > MORE
  • Are you ready to lead? Nominations sought for 2018 AAD electionThe American Academy of Dermatology's Nominating Committee is accepting nominees for the 2018 Academy election for officers, directors of the Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee member representatives (West Region). > MORE