2018 Summer Meeting Wrap Up

  • You don’t know JAK (until you read this)Meeting attendees had the opportunity to glean groundbreaking information on the use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in dermatology when session director Brett A. King, MD, PhD, presented “Treating Alopecia Areata, Vitiligo, and Atopic Dermatitis: JAK Inhibitors, Something New for Dermatology” (U032). He outlined the new class of medications, including potential dermatologic treatment options, their safety, and future developments. > MORE
  • Judge not, respect all, and practice wellKenneth A. Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE, presented need-to-know guidelines and best practices in Saturday’s session “Taking Care of Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men" (U025). > MORE
  • Responsibilities, expectations for dietary recommendationsThe word “diet” can carry a stigma for both patients and physicians, but it plays an important role in dermatology. Rajani Katta, MD, attested to this in Friday’s session, “Diet in Dermatology: Translating Evidence Into Practice” (U015). > MORE
  • Teledermatology: Benefits and challengesTelemedicine is a novel concept that continues to evolve at a rapid pace, but more and more dermatologists are adopting approaches and analyzing its affects. Session director Robert R. Stavert, MD, MBA, led a comprehensive discussion in his session on “Teledermatology” (U030). > MORE
  • That’s a wrap! AAD shines at Chi-town summer meetingAAD members from across the globe gathered in Chicago last week to learn about recent research findings, new developments, and what is on the horizon. > MORE
  • Pioneering pearlsFront-line dermatologists were treated to a wide range of pearls at Saturday’s session “Pearls: Diagnostic and Therapeutic” (S012). Speakers shared innovative approaches to common diagnostic and therapeutic practices, such as new uses for old medications as well as safe and effective off-label recommendations. > MORE
  • Summer is for socializing…especially at Summer Meeting!Social media was ablaze at the #AAD2018 Summer Meeting, where the Academy and attendees alike shared tweets, posts, and photos of the many highlights and networking opportunities at this annual event. > MORE