AAD in D.C.: Dermatology at its finest

If you can, filter out the “noise” of politics for a moment. The truth is, great work can happen in Washington, D.C., exemplified by the quality of education and events that make up this year’s AAD Annual Meeting. With a full schedule of education sessions, live demonstrations, and patient encounter workshops, learning and networking among dermatologists is at its finest.

The 2019 AAD Annual Meeting offers a full schedule of education sessions, live demonstrations, patient encounter workshops, learning, and networking.

The next five days offer “a whirlwind of educational offerings with updates on the latest advancements from across the specialty,” according to AAD Scientific Assembly Committee Chair Bob Brodell, MD.

“We live in a world where a significant percentage of medical students eschew the classroom in favor of digital content. The 2019 AAD Annual Meeting is adjusting to these new realities,” Dr. Brodell said. “However, you will see more ‘hands-on’ coursework, self-assessment sessions, and presentations featuring creative topics and innovative techniques. Still, some things will not change! The Annual Meeting will always have a large number of people getting together under one roof to renew friendships, share knowledge, and learn.”

From panel discussions to a look at the latest products and services in the Exhibit Hall, myriad opportunities help dermatologists improve their practice, learn new techniques, hear the latest research, and expand their involvement in the Academy.

The AAD Annual Meeting features more than 350 educational sessions and hot topics, as well as opportunities to meet vendors, connect with the Academy, and network with colleagues.

The Exhibit Hall is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with more than 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in dermatology.

The Connection, located in Hall D, offers lounges to meet colleagues, check email, charge your phone, vote in the AAD election, claim CME credits, and more.

Meet the candidates for president-elect and vice president-elect of the Academy during a live Town Hall on Friday, 12 to 1 p.m. in The Connection.

Meet and greet the AAD Board of Directors. Get to know your representatives, tell them what’s on your mind, and learn about current initiatives and programs. The event is Saturday, 12 to 1 p.m. in The Connection.

The AAD Resource Centerserves as a central resource and features AAD services and new products. This includes CV/resume assistance and free professional headshots.

Connect with colleagues and employers at the Career Networking Event, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, Ballroom Salon 6.

“I’ve always seen the Annual Meeting as an opportunity — a chance to get out of my practice setting, learn the latest news and procedures, exchange ideas with fellow dermatologists, and work with my fellow members of the AAD to advance the specialty of dermatology,” said AAD President Suzanne Olbricht, MD. “I go home stimulated and ready to get back prepared to work to do the best job I can for my patients and my practice.”