Brand new and returning sessions creating a buzz

The AAD’s expert-led sessions for the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting are divided into 10 tracks, allowing you to customize your educational experience and make the most of your meeting time. Take part in engaging sessions and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your practice! Whether you’re looking for hands-on experience, simulated patient encounters, or trending topics in dermatology — the Annual Meeting has you covered. As you register, keep in mind these new and popular sessions:

  • Hands-on: Practical Anatomy for Dermal Fillers (W001). This popular hands-on training session for dermal fillers will begin with a video review of anatomy presented by Andre Braz, MD. Participants will then break into groups of beginner/intermediate or intermediate/advanced injectors. Faculty will circulate through each station, which will be focused on a specific anatomical region of the face. Each demonstration table will be equipped with high-fidelity cutaneous surgical training models for practice injections using both needles and cannulas.
  • The Patient Encounter: Transgender Patient. New for 2019, the Academy will be offering workshops (WSP003,WSP008, WSP013) throughout the meeting to increase competency in the care of transgender patients. The target audience for this workshop includes practicing dermatologists and residents-in-training. In particular, this workshop will be an exercise in acknowledgement of the importance of gender concordance when treating transgender patients and awareness of their unique concerns. This session will focus on proficiency in assessing the skin concerns of a patient who is transitioning from female to male.
  • The Masters Approach to Advanced Closures (C013). The first half of this new, unique, and interactive course will delve into the mechanics and dynamics of defect repair techniques — including advancement, transposition, interpolated and unusual flaps, island pedicle repairs, and full thickness as well as composite grafts — in order to achieve outstanding surgical outcomes. The second half of the course will be interactive, with the audience voting on repair technique options for cases presented by the faculty. There will be time for faculty and audience discussion of the thought processes used to determine the surgical repair techniques most likely to achieve the best surgical outcomes.
  • Advanced Cosmetic Procedures: Lipo, Lifts, and Lids (F071). This popular, returning session will use videos to demonstrate the best methods for eyelid rejuvenation, neck lifting, and face lifting. Pre-op evaluation, potential complications, local anesthesia techniques, and tips to get the best outcomes will be discussed with these cosmetic procedures.
  • Late-Breaking Research: Clinical Trials (S034). Back by popular demand, researchers will submit abstracts describing their most recent unpublished results for this session. After a competitive review, the top scoring studies will be invited to discuss their findings in a brief oral presentation during one of the themed sessions. This year, there will be three forums (clinical/pediatric dermatology, surgery/procedural dermatology, and basic science/dermatopathology) and a new Clinical Trials Symposium. Together, these sessions will highlight the latest ground-breaking observations in all aspects of dermatological research. To learn more, type “Late-breaking” in the search area of the online program for more information.

Plus, earn MOC self-assessment credits by attending any sessions utilizing an Audience Response System or a hands-on session.

Check the online program for more about these and other 2019 Annual Meeting sessions.