2018 Summer Meeting Dailies

July 28, 2018

  • The “golden age” of dermatology has arrivedBruce H. Thiers, MD, gave the Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship at Friday’s much-anticipated Plenary session. Having observed the evolution of dermatologic therapy, Dr. Thiers shared his 40-year perspective about what he believes makes today the “golden age” of dermatology. > MORE
  • Academy President addresses disruption in dermatologyAcademy President Suzanne Olbricht, MD, began Friday’s Plenary session with a sincere, transparent address to members. Dr. Olbricht framed her message around three keywords — disruption, relevance, and aspiration — to discuss the past, present, and future of both dermatology and the AAD. > MORE
  • Tracing the birth of birthmarksThanks to doctors and researchers like Veronica Kinsler, MD, PhD, clinical phenotyping and genetic sequencing therapies have revolutionized the field of birthmarks. Friday, in her Plenary session presentation, “The Genetics of Birthmarks,” Dr. Kinsler analyzed how dermatologists can use this knowledge to shape clinical management and deliver first-rate care. > MORE
  • New and emerging AD treatments a Plenary highlightAtopic dermatitis (AD) has become one of the most commonly presented skin conditions in the United States. In Friday’s Plenary session, Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR, discussed the latest AD trends. > MORE
  • Squamous cell cancer: Management from in situ to metastasisChrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, MSCE, loves a challenge. At Friday’s Plenary session, she discussed high-risk SCC, prognostic stratification, field cancerization, and emerging therapies. It is an exciting and rewarding time to be in the field, she said, but even more than that, it is about saving lives. > MORE
  • Thriving physicians equal better care for patientsChristine Sinsky, MD, joined this year’s AAD Plenary session as the featured guest speaker. Her presentation “In Search of Joy in Medicine” focused on the important role that stakeholders play in creating an environment that fosters purpose, meaning, and joy in which physicians and health care professionals can thrive. > MORE
  • Instagram spotlight!The Academy is excited to host its first AAD Member Spotlight on Instagram with board-certified dermatologist, Anthony Rossi, MD! Be sure to look out for his posts and stories on the @AADmember Instagram account to get his first-hand perspective of the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting! > MORE
  • Stop by The Connection!Stop by The Connection, located in the Exhibit Level – East Tower. > MORE

July 26, 2018

  • Plenary to offer sweeping selection of speakers, issuesAt Friday’s Plenary session (P151), members will have the opportunity to hear from renowned experts on critical topics that have an impact on dermatology today and tomorrow. Selected speakers include award-winning lecturers and a guest speaker. The session, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Grand Ballroom EF, will also include an address by AAD President Suzanne Olbricht, MD. > MORE
  • A prescription for fine-tuningIf you’re looking for a symposium that packs a punch, don’t miss “Finessing Surgical and Cosmetic Techniques” (S010). In this session, seven experts will address relevant, essential techniques from their individual specialties and perspectives. Attendees will learn how to properly identify and apply these techniques to maximize functional and cosmetic outcomes. > MORE
  • Overcoming fear of systemic therapeuticsRarely do dermatologists receive the warning: “Do not be afraid.” This is the key message of Friday’s symposium “Advanced Systemic Therapeutics” (S007). The purpose of the session is to educate dermatologists on the latest systemic therapies and ensure they use them correctly and courageously in order to care for and keep their patients. > MORE
  • Don’t be at a (hair) lossHair loss can be emotionally difficult, in addition to dealing with the physical effects. Dermatologists will present cases that address tips and techniques to diagnose, manage, and counsel hair loss patients in today’s session “Diagnosis and Management of the Hair Loss Patient: Pearls and Pitfalls” (F012). > MORE
  • The ongoing evolution of neuromodulators and fillersToday’s informative session “Comprehensive Approach to Neuromodulators and Fillers in 2018” (C001) features 10 experts who will address the various aspects that make up this complex therapy. Dermatology World Meeting News spoke with session director Neil S. Sadick, MD, in advance to get a sneak peek. > MORE
  • Industry Non-CME (INC) Program offeringsIndustry Non-CME (INC) Programs at the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting provide companies the opportunity to highlight new products and present new research. > MORE
  • Stop by The Connection!Stop by The Connection, located in the Exhibit Level – East Tower. > MORE
  • It’s on! Will your Instagram photo win the #AAD2018Challenge?Our Instagram Challenge is back for the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting! Between Thursday, July 26, and Saturday, July 28, the Academy will be hosting a photo challenge on the @AADmember Instagram account where attendees can share pictures of themselves with friends or colleagues to show the value of networking at the Summer Meeting. Participants must follow @AADmember and include the hashtag #AAD2018Challenge in the caption of their photos to be entered in the contest. > MORE