Welcome to the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting

Are 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. In between sessions, take a walk through the Exhibit Hall to discover the latest products and services. Then finish off your day by connecting with colleagues and employers at the Career Networking Event.

The following five days are filled with learning experiences and opportunities, through panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and more. Whether you are here to improve your practice, learn new techniques, hear the latest in dermatologic research, or expand your involvement with the Academy, these action-packed days offer everything you need.

“With more than 350 sessions designed to address the educational needs and hot topics facing dermatology, the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting is [going] to be an educational cavalcade,” said Erik Stratman, MD, chair of the AAD Scientific Assembly Committee. “With a growing number of hands-on sessions, patient simulation assessments, and audience participation sessions, dermatologists are able to learn by ‘doing’ through active, adult-centered learning styles.”

In addition to the wide variety of educational presentations and sessions that run throughout the conference, be prepared to encounter these highlights as well.

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Live Demonstration courses
  • Late-breaking Research sessions
  • Standardized Patient Workshops: The Patient Encounter
  • Plenary session
  • Hot Topics (S048)

Educational sessions aren’t all the conference has to offer. Take advantage of the ample opportunities to meet vendors, connect with the Academy, and network with colleagues.

  • The Exhibit Hall is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with more than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the dermatology field.
  • Meet the AAD Board of Directors between educational sessions. Get to know your representatives, find out about current initiatives and programs, and ask questions. The event takes place Friday and Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. in The Connection, Hall A.
  • The AAD Resource Center serves as a central location for all things AAD, and features AAD services and new products. Learn how the Academy can help you advance your career through CV/resume building and free professional headshots.
  • The Connection offers lounges where you can take a break with colleagues, check email, charge your phone, vote in the AAD election, claim CME credits, and more.

“The AAD Annual Meeting offers an unparalleled opportunity to talk face-to-face with your peers, to network, and to challenge and celebrate with each other,” said AAD President Henry Lim, MD. “It is an exciting environment that creates a collective energy and reinforces our commitment to our profession.”


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