Dermatologists: New York awaits you!

Plan to attend the AAD Summer Academy Meeting, August 19-23, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Plan to attend the AAD Summer Academy Meeting, August 19-23, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

This year, the Summer Academy Meeting will be held in world-famous New York City from  August 19-23 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan.

New York is one of the most iconic destinations on the planet, with its tremendous energy, dazzling lights, and breathtaking views. No matter where you’re from or what you’re interested in, there is much to do and much to see. The legendary skyline is filled with renowned art museums, monuments, and incredible parks, not to mention endless shopping and diverse cuisine. From folded thin-crust pizza, to Chinese dim sum to dry-aged steaks, the food alone represents the wide array of cultural diversity that is reflected throughout the entire city.

The city offers everything from celebrity-studded theater (both on and off Broadway), to major league sports venues, including Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and the  Citi Field in Queens. With five boroughs and many remarkable landmarks— including the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and more — it is clear why New York is a cultural landmark. If going out at night is more your style, you can find plenty of cocktail lounges in Chelsea and dancing in the Meatpacking District. There’s also karaoke in Times Square, comedy clubs in Greenwich Village and Long Island, and rock ‘n’ roll venues on the Lower East Side.

Fortunately, the various modes of transportation also make New York City an efficient and affordable place to travel no matter what time of day (or night) you experience it. Simply hail a cab, rent a bike, hop on a ferry, board a bus, or take the subway anywhere and everywhere you desire.

AAD President Mark Lebwohl, MD, summed up the anticipation of this year’s Meeting, saying, “The Summer Academy Meeting 2015, over five days in New York, creates a buzz for me with dermatology — the excitement of learning and sharing things that are new and important.”

Other dermatologists from the New York area also offered their take on why the city is a great place for the specialty to come together.

“There are many reasons that New York is a great place to practice dermatology,” said Jo-Ann M. Latkowski, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, director of residency training, and acting chief of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. “It’s a diverse, vibrant city with many resources. NYC is truly a melting pot, and the types of skin and disease processes you see here are varied. In addition, if you need to send a patient to a dermatology specialist, you can find one within the city at one of the many academic dermatology departments.”

Barbar Rao, MD, clinical professor and acting chairman at the Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, added, “New York City is home to one of the greatest concentrations of dermatologists in the world. We care for an extraordinarily diverse patient population representing every skin type and ethnic background. Our patients come from many countries, and the skin diseases we see are imported from everywhere. Our many medical centers are tertiary referral centers that attract patients with rare diseases seldom seen elsewhere.”

Plan to attend the Summer Academy to learn from dermatologists around the world and help the specialty continue to flourish. For more information on this year’s Meeting, visit the AAD Summer Academy Meeting site, the AAD Meeting News site, and our AAD Meeting Twitter.

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