2019 Annual Meeting Dailies

March 4, 2019

  • Lushniak: Dermatologists can change the world. JoyfullyService is about expanding what you think you are, what you think you can do, what you think you can accomplish. Dr. Lushniak received the 2019 Clarence S. Livingood, MD Award and Lectureship during the plenary session on Sunday. > MORE
  • New treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma “less toxic, more effective”Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, has spent the past 15 years working to lead a multidisciplinary research strategy to better understand and treat Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare skin cancer that is considered almost five times more lethal than melanoma. Dr. Nghiem was among this year’s Plenary speakers and the 2019 recipient of the Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy of the Skin and the Phillip Frost Leadership Lecture. > MORE
  • Engineered T cells provide more opportunities for cancer therapyImmunotherapy is “a revolution in cancer therapy,” according to Crystal L. Mackall, MD, director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford, associate director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and a professor at Stanford University. Dr. Mackall delivered the Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship during Sunday’s plenary. > MORE
  • The search for the next “isotretinoin”When presenting the Marion B. Sulzberger, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship on Sunday, Diane Thiboutot, MD, recognized Dr. Sulzberger’s strong influence in allergy, immunology, and dermatology, including his personal connection to acne. > MORE
  • Derm on the StreetDermatology World Election Correspondent Terry Cronin Jr., MD, asked dermatologists at the Annual Meeting what their top issues in this year’s election are. Derm on the Street > MORE
  • AAD President Suzanne Olbricht, MD, encourages a future for allServing as AAD President marks a year of achievements and pride for Suzanne Olbricht, MD, but it takes a back seat to her real passion — everyday patient care. On Sunday, Dr. Olbricht delivered the annual presidential address at American Academy of Dermatology 2019. > MORE
  • 2019 AAD president-elect address: My three greatest lessonsThere’s joy in practicing dermatology. That’s the heartfelt expression George Hruza, MD, MBA, conveyed during his 2019 American Academy of Dermatology president-elect address. Dr. Hruza attributed his joy to decades of patient care and teaching, as well as the opportunity to serve in a number of leadership roles. > MORE
  • Biomedical technology putting the patient in the driver’s seatRobin Farmanfarmaian is an expert at being a patient. Misdiagnosed at the age of 16 with an autoimmune disease, Farmanfarmaian has had 43 hospitalizations and six major surgeries. > MORE

March 3, 2019

  • Morbidity and mortality conferences can improve safetyMorbidity and mortality conferences (MMC) are a staple in anesthesia and surgery, but rare in dermatology. That difference is dermatology’s loss, said Alice J. Watson, MD, MPH, a dermatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. > MORE
  • Late-breaking research: Suture spacing, hair regrowth, and EMPDSaturday morning’s “Late-Breaking Research: Basic Science/Cutaneous Oncology/Pathology” (F055) and “Late-breaking Research: Procedural Dermatology” (F056) served as the backdrop to the newest research. Here’s a look at some of yesterday’s highlights: > MORE
  • Meeting unmet needs: Seeing patients as individualsBetter understanding and representation of the variety of skin colors and structures are needed in clinical studies and treatments. That was the message of the speakers at Saturday’s “Addressing Unmet Needs in Diverse Populations: Therapeutic, Aesthetic, and Investigational Approaches” (U036). > MORE
  • Non-transplant alopecia treatments grow in popularityThree minimally invasive procedures are gaining traction for the management of alopecia. As research continues and evidence mounts, experts discussed three key strategies during Saturday’s “Emerging Non-transplant Procedures and Drug Delivery for the Management of Complex Alopecias” (U034). > MORE
  • This just in: Latest late-breaking researchTwo Saturday afternoon late-breaking sessions put a spotlight on the latest groundbreaking observations in clinical trial research and pediatric clinical studies. These unpublished results offer critical data and information in recent investigations and clinical practice. > MORE
  • Derm on the StreetDermatology World Election Correspondent Terry Cronin Jr., MD, asked dermatologists at the Annual Meeting what their top issues in this year’s election are. > MORE
  • Early clues to dermatologic diagnosisCan the classic detective Sherlock Holmes teach dermatologists a thing or two? The answer is yes, according to John E. Wolf Jr., MD, MA, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wolf led the Friday session “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes & The Art of Dermatologic Diagnosis.” > MORE
  • Knocking down morbidity and mortality in pediatric dermatologyAdverse events are part and parcel of the practice of medicine, including pediatric dermatology. But not all adverse events are created equal. Some are inherent risks of illness and all but impossible to avoid. > MORE
  • Exciting industry sessions available in Washington, D.C.Today is the last day for Industry Non-CME (INC) Programs in Washington, D.C. These unique sessions provide exhibiting companies the opportunity to present new research findings, conduct demonstrations, and showcase products. > MORE
  • Water CoolerWhat have you done to cope with physician burnout? > MORE
  • Share your photos on Instagram to win big at the Annual Meeting!Today is the last day for the Instagram Challenge! The @AADmember Instagram account will be hosting a photo challenge where attendees can submit pictures of themselves with their friends, colleagues, or mentors at the Annual Meeting. > MORE

March 2, 2019

  • New emerging therapies offer hope to patientsNew treatments and therapies available now and in the near future are bringing new hope to patients diagnosed with a host of skin disorders, including psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hair loss, atopic dermatitis, nonmelanoma skin cancer, and infections of the skin. > MORE
  • Know your patients who identify as LGBT to improve carePeople identifying as LGBT face important and unique health issues. Dermatologists can — and should — play an important role in mitigating these issues. In his Friday morning session, “Caring for LGBT Patients: What Dermatologists Need to Know” (S007), Kaiser Permanente dermatologist Kenneth A. Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE, says a better understanding of the disparities involved is essential to working effectively with LGBT patients.  > MORE
  • Halting the damage to scalp healthThanks to new options on the horizon, it’s possible to go from “permanent loss” to “hair regrowth” when treating scarring alopecias and achieving follicular rescue in scalp diseases. Amy J. McMichael, MD, professor and chair for the department of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, was among the panelists shedding new light on permanent scalp damage and offering hope for patients diagnosed with these conditions.  > MORE
  • Taking action against dietary triggersGrowing numbers of patients and clinicians have implicated dietary triggers in flares and exacerbations of acne, psoriasis, and other common dermatologic conditions. An increasing body of evidence supports the involvement of dietary and environmental triggers in a number of inflammatory conditions with dermatologic manifestations. > MORE
  • Dermatology in the safety-net hospitalSafety-net hospitals provide care to those in need. Not surprisingly, dermatology has played a role in treating skin disorders that come through the doors of the nation’s safety-net hospitals. > MORE
  • Exciting industry sessions available in Washington, D.C.Don’t miss out on a variety of Industry Non-CME (INC) Programs, March 2 and 3. These unique sessions provide exhibiting companies the opportunity to present new research findings, conduct demonstrations, and showcase products. > MORE
  • Water CoolerWhat is the most exciting clinical development you’ve heard about recently? > MORE
  • Share your photos on Instagram to win big at the Annual Meeting!The Instagram Challenge is back! Today and tomorrow, the @AADmember Instagram account will be hosting a photo challenge where attendees can submit pictures of themselves with their friends, colleagues, or mentors at the Annual Meeting. > MORE

March 1, 2019

  • AAD in D.C.: Dermatology at its finestGreat 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. > MORE
  • Hot TopicsThe top concerns and interests of AAD members come to the forefront for the session “Hot Topics.” The session addresses those top-of-mind subjects established by registrant consensus. "Hot Topics" (S057) is Monday, 1-4 p.m., Ballroom C. > MORE
  • AAD’s Plenary speakers offer key insightThis year’s Plenary speakers cover a wide range of topics. Learn more about these seven individuals and what they plan to share in their presentations. > MORE
  • Empowering patients in the digital agePlenary guest speaker Robin Farmanfarmaian will address a host of current breakthroughs in medical technology that are fundamentally changing the way patients interact with their health care and providers, including wearable sensors, improved point-of-care diagnostics, augmented intelligence (AI), and virtual care. > MORE
  • Shaping AI for dermatologyNew technologies and techniques are changing melanoma diagnosis and treatment. Noninvasive biopsies, augmented intelligence (AI), novel detection strategies, and other technologies that sound like clinical dreams are already changing practice. > MORE
  • How to beat bureaucracy-induced burnoutMark D. Kaufmann, MD, chief medical officer for The Dermatology Group and associate clinical professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, identifies the regulatory, social, and professional forces leading to feelings of frustration, dejection, and hopelessness among dermatologists. > MORE
  • Share your photos on Instagram to win big at the Annual Meeting!The Instagram Challenge is back! From Mar. 1-3, the @AADmember Instagram account will be hosting a photo challenge where attendees can submit pictures of themselves with their friends, colleagues, or mentors at the Annual Meeting. > MORE
  • Water CoolerWater Cooler: What are you excited to learn or see at the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting? > MORE
  • Exciting industry sessions available in Washington, D.C.Don’t miss out on a variety of Industry Non-CME (INC) Programs, March 1- 3. These unique sessions provide exhibiting companies the opportunity to present new research findings, conduct demonstrations, and showcase products. > MORE
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