2018 Annual Meeting Dailies

February 19, 2018

  • Breaking the cycle of ADAlan D. Irvine, MD, DSC, was awarded the Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship for his work in atopic dermatitis (AD). Dr. Irvine is known for his accomplishments in rare genetic skin disorders and vascular abnormalities. > MORE
  • Bestseller brings burnout tips to AADAbraham Verghese, MD, combined history and modern day in his assessment of today’s health care environment. Dr. Verghese was the guest speaker at Sunday’s Plenary session (P151), presenting “The Pathology Within: Burnout, Wellness, and the Search for Meaning in a Professional Life.” > MORE
  • Genome editing ready to open doors to new treatments"We knew this technology was coming." Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, professor of chemistry, molecular, and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, expounded on dramatic changes in genome editing when she presented the  Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship. > MORE
  • Dr. Olbricht’s simple rule of thumbSuzanne Olbricht, MD, laid out her presidential agenda during the Plenary session (P151) on Sunday. Building on initiatives launched by outgoing president Henry W. Lim, MD, Dr. Olbricht has one simple goal. > MORE
  • Dr. Lim cites progress in farewell addressWhen Dr. Lim took office in 2017, he pledged to position the specialty to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment and continue the Academy’s mission as the unified voice of dermatology. > MORE
  • Skin vital signs essentialApplying patient reports to dermatology and using patients’ own experiences to guide and improve their care is new. And it earned Mary-Margaret Chren, MD, the Clarence S. Livingood Memorial Award and Lectureship for 2018. > MORE
  • The twisting journey from cA2 to infliximabThe path of scientific discovery from the first glimmerings of an idea to approved treatment is long, twisting, and filled with false starts. Just ask Jan T. Vilcek, MD, PhD, whose lab developed infliximab, the first TNF inhibitor approved for clinical use. > MORE
  • Water Cooler – Monday, Feb. 19Attendees answer today's question: "What is one thing you learned at the meeting that you’ll take home and apply to your work?" > MORE
  • Download the new AAD Meeting Mobile AppThe AAD Meeting Mobile App is where you can find the most up-to-date information! The app is updated in real time, reflecting program changes as they happen. > MORE
  • #AAD18photo Instagram challenge!Are you on Instagram? If so, be sure to participate in the daily 2018 AAD Annual Meeting Instagram Photo Challenge! > MORE

February 18, 2018

  • IL-23, 33 inhibitors show promise in phase 3Data from two phase-3 trials support the efficacy and safety of IL-23 and IL-33 inhibitors in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Both trials were presented during Saturday’s “Late-breaking Research: Clinical Trials” (F061). > MORE
  • What’s that birthmark?Birthmarks and skin disorders in newborns and young infants are common. Using a checklist approach to evaluate birthmarks can either offer a family reassurance that the condition is benign or support the need to move forward with additional testing and treatment. > MORE
  • Quick takes on patient managementManaging patients in the real world is seldom simple. A Friday symposium, “Common, Challenging, and Controversial Short Topics in Patient Management” (S011), offered fast takeaway wisdom from five clinical leaders. > MORE
  • Advancing flaps for improved facial reconstructionFlaps are key elements in facial reconstruction. Familiar flap techniques are evolving and new techniques are being introduced. These practices contribute to reconstructions that would have been considered difficult to impossible in the recent past. This topic was front and center at Friday’s forum “Techniques for Flap Success” (F022). > MORE
  • AAD selects 2017 Gold Medal recipientThe American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has selected Stephen A. Katz, MD, PhD, of Bethesda, Maryland, as the 2017 Gold Medal Recipient. Dr. Katz is an internationally respected physician, scientist, and administrative leader, as well as a pioneer in immunodermatology. > MORE
  • JAK inhibitors show promise for ADA new class of oral agents may be on the way for atopic dermatitis (AD). Early trials of Janus kinase (or JAK) inhibitors show promise in moderate to severe disease. > MORE
  • Practical points on therapeutics and diagnostics“Therapeutic and Diagnostic Pearls” (S068) > MORE
  • A Plenary showcaseToday’s Plenary will present five lectures on a broad scope of topics, including dermatologic analysis, gene editing, infliximab, atopic dermatitis, and physician burnout and wellness. The session, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20, will also include addresses by AAD President Henry W. Lim, MD, and President-Elect Suzanne Olbricht, MD. > MORE
  • Q&A: Balancing clinical findings with dermatopathologyM. Yadira Hurley, MD, director of Friday’s session “AAD Derby: Clinical or Dermatopathology — Which Hat Wins?” (U024), talked with Dermatology World Meeting News about the relative strength of clinical and dermatopathological outcomes in everyday practice. > MORE
  • ‘Hot Topics’ covers popular issues, newest updates“Hot Topics” (S048) will cover the most exciting new trends and developments in the specialty, including their implications on society and the economy, and will review several emerging and innovative therapies. > MORE
  • Water Cooler – Sunday, Feb. 18Attendees answer today's question: "What have you done to cope with physician burnout?" > MORE
  • AAD on-demandGet more out of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting experience with On-Demand Recordings. You can view the most popular sessions, catch a session you missed, or revisit one that piqued your interest. > MORE
  • Download the new AAD Meeting Mobile AppThe AAD Meeting Mobile App is where you can find the most up-to-date information! The app is updated in real time, reflecting program changes as they happen. > MORE
  • #AAD18photo Instagram challenge!Are you on Instagram? If so, be sure to participate in the daily 2018 AAD Annual Meeting Instagram Photo Challenge! > MORE
  • Advice to improve patient care“Dermatologic Surgery Pearls: Optimizing Safety, Satisfaction, Efficiency” (S008) > MORE

February 17, 2018

  • Soft Tissue Augmentation DemosSeth L. Matarasso, MD, provides his personal “pearls" while demonstrating his treatment of lip lines on a patient volunteer during Friday’s “Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections” (C001). > MORE
  • Late-breaking Research presented todayDon’t miss out on today’s exciting schedule of late-breaking research. The four two-hour sessions will feature more than 40 abstract presentations that spotlight the latest research in dermatology. > MORE
  • Melasma hits and missesMelasma is chronic and prevalent across the globe. Commonly affecting people with dark skin and women, melasma can mimic other pigmentary disorders of the face. Accurate diagnosis is critical for effective treatment. > MORE
  • Celebrating scientific, specialty highlightsEach year, the Plenary session serves as a high point of the AAD Annual Meeting. The Sunday session will feature a handful of presentations from selected lecturers, as well as a guest speaker. Academy President Henry W. Lim, MD, and President-Elect Suzanne Olbricht, MD, will also address attendees during the session, which occurs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20B. > MORE
  • Clearing up naturallyConventional pharmaceutical agents are not the only solutions to common dermatologic problems. Natural products can offer practical alternatives for acne, rosacea, hair loss, immunologic disorders, and other common issues. > MORE
  • Q&A: Current and future state of tumors and inflammatory skin diseasesGeorge Han, MD, PhD, and Adam Friedman, MD, spoke with Dermatology World Meeting News to discuss some of the recent advances in treating tumors and inflammatory skin diseases and what could be coming next. > MORE
  • Pain management for the dermatologistPain is a commonly presented symptom to dermatologists, both in the acute and chronic settings. How to choose the appropriate pain management path was the topic of Friday’s session “Pain Management for the Dermatologist” (F013). > MORE
  • Water Cooler – Saturday, Feb. 17Attendees answer today's question: "What is the most exciting clinical development you’ve heard about recently?" > MORE
  • What in the world is this?Sadaf Hussein, MD, and colleagues present on a unique topic in Sunday’s session “You May Not Have Seen It, but It Has Seen You: Commonly Missed Diagnoses in Dermatology” (U058). In addition to overlooked diagnoses, speakers will also tackle commonly misdiagnosed conditions within both pediatric and adult dermatology populations. > MORE
  • Providers share insight into teledermatology“Teledermatology Pearls and Pitfalls from Challenging Cases” (F067) > MORE
  • Effectively managing hidradenitis suppurativa Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may be the most serious skin condition that dermatologists commonly treat. A few basic strategies can help improve management approaches and patient outcomes. > MORE
  • ‘What’s new in dermatology?’In advance of Tuesday’s symposium session "What's New in Dermatology" (S067), dermatologists identified some exciting news from across the specialty. > MORE
  • Download the new AAD Meeting Mobile AppThe AAD Meeting Mobile App is where you can find the most up-to-date information! The app is updated in real time, reflecting program changes as they happen. > MORE
  • Meet the AAD BoardCome and meet the AAD Board of Directors between educational sessions on Friday and Saturday during the Annual Meeting. The event takes place both days from 12 to 1 p.m. in The Connection, Hall A. > MORE
  • #AAD18photo Instagram challenge!Are you on Instagram? If so, be sure to participate in the daily 2018 AAD Annual Meeting Instagram Photo Challenge! > MORE

February 16, 2018

  • Welcome to the 2018 AAD Annual MeetingAre you ready for the exciting opportunities that await you here at the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting? Get started with today’s full schedule of education sessions, live demonstrations, and patient encounter workshops. > MORE
  • A sneak peek at AAD’s Plenary sessionDermatology World has compiled a “who’s who” of the great minds that attendees will hear from at Sunday’s Plenary session. Learn more about these seven individuals and what they plan to share in their presentations. > MORE
  • What’s hot?The sought-after session “Hot Topics” will cover the most exciting new trends and developments in the specialty, including their implications on society and the economy, and will review several emerging and innovative therapies.  > MORE
  • Download the new AAD Meeting Mobile AppThe AAD Meeting Mobile App is where you can find the most up-to-date information! The app is updated in real time, reflecting program changes as they happen. > MORE
  • Top 10 personal productivity tipsIn Saturday’s session, “Getting Things Done: Productivity Tips for the Busy Dermatologist” (U046), Jennifer Gardner, MD, will provide practical ways to improve efficiency. These tips can also help you avoid stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and eventual burnout. > MORE
  • Skin of color boot campAll skin of color patients who present to a dermatologist should be treated in a culturally competent manner with his or her problem diagnosed accurately and treated appropriately. If you have even one skin of color patient, consider attending “Skin of Color Boot Camp: What Every Dermatologist Should Know About the Patient With Darker Skin Tones” (S060). > MORE
  • Water Cooler – Friday, Feb. 16Attendees answer today's question: "What are you most excited to learn about or see at the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting?" > MORE
  • Patient management roundtableThe session director and speakers of today’s symposium, “Common, Challenging, and Controversial Short Topics in Patient Management" (S011), share valuable insight into managing patients. > MORE
  • Q&A: Quality improvement’s place in medicineMark Eliason, MD, is one of several speakers in Saturday’s session “Rewards and Awards: How to Make QI Pay Off” (S033). He talked with Dermatology World Meetings News to discuss quality improvement (QI) and its impact on patients and providers in a dermatology practice. > MORE
  • Q&A: Employing cost-effective skin care to benefit patientsKevin Kia, MD, is the co-director of today’s session “Best Evidence-based Opportunities for Cost-effective Skin Care” (S003). He talked with Dermatology World Meeting News to share a few small practice changes in prescribing and practice patterns that can have a major impact on patient cost while maintaining or even improving clinical outcomes. > MORE
  • Dermatology surgeons reveal valuable secrets“Pearls from the Masters of Dermatological Surgery” (S063) > MORE
  • Meet the AAD BoardCome and meet the AAD Board of Directors between educational sessions on Friday and Saturday during the Annual Meeting. The event takes place both days from 12 to 1 p.m. in The Connection, Hall A. > MORE
  • What would you do?In Saturday’s forum, “How Would You Reconstruct It?” (F079) session director Thomas Rohrer, MD, and other reconstructive masters will present a selection of cases with surgical defects. The speakers will evaluate various reconstructive options and review teaching points to illustrate what did and did not work for the particular situation.  > MORE
  • New data, treatments in atopic dermatitis, psoriasisAtopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis are among the most common reasons patients visit a dermatologist. Management for both conditions is changing dramatically as years of research produce new agents, new strategies, and new concepts for both diseases.  > MORE
  • #AAD18photo Instagram challenge!Are you on Instagram? If so, be sure to participate in the daily 2018 AAD Annual Meeting Instagram Photo Challenge! > MORE
  • Advice to improve patient care“Dermatologic Surgery Pearls: Optimizing Safety, Satisfaction, Efficiency” (S008) > MORE
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