That’s a wrap! AAD shines at Chi-town summer meeting

Where there’s a will, dermatologists will find a way. Dermatologic advancement was a theme among this year’s Summer Meeting education and Plenary sessions. AAD members from across the globe gathered in Chicago last week to learn about recent research findings, new developments, and what is on the horizon.

AAD featured Dr. Rossi in its Instagram Member Spotlight.

“This was a great AAD Summer Meeting,” said Anthony Rossi, MD, an assistant attending dermatologist who was featured in the AAD’s Instagram Member Spotlight during the meeting. “Chicago was wonderful, and we learned a lot.”

The 2018 AAD Summer Meeting amassed a total attendance of more than 2,600 people, according to preliminary numbers. Outside of the United States, the top 10 countries represented at the meeting were Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Spain, and Chile.

Save the date for the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting!

There was a lot to discover and digest in three and a half days. In her Plenary address, Academy President Suzanne Olbricht, MD, urged for acceptance in a time of disruption. Bruce H. Thiers, MD, who received the Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship, described what makes today the “golden age” of dermatology. Veronica Kinsler, MD, PhD, Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR, and Chrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, MSCE, shared exciting efforts in the concentrated fields of birthmarks, atopic dermatitis, and squamous cell cancer, respectively. Guest speaker Christine Sinsky, MD, spoke on the critical topic of physician well-being and the “Quadruple Aim.”

Dr. Rossi said he left the meeting feeling informed and refreshed. “For me, this is a good time to reconnect with colleagues and friends, and also to get involved. There are a lot of great committees that you can apply to. I also found the AAD practice management tips extremely useful. You can view these online at the AADA’s Practice Management Center. You can access everything from billing and coding to prior authorization forms. I hope everyone checks it out.”

“I’m looking forward to the Annual Meeting in D.C.,” added Dr. Rossi.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2019 Annual Meeting taking place in Washington D.C. March 1-5. Registration begins in November!


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