Incredible sessions for CME … and more!

By David M. Ozog, MD Chair, 2019 Summer Meeting Scientific Assembly Committee

New York City is, of course, one of the most bustling places on planet Earth, and it has always been an outstanding location for the energy of a summer AAD meeting. This year’s summer meeting has incredible sessions for CME — but more importantly, opportunities to close knowledge gaps in patient care with the most up-to-date lectures possible.

New York is also a great place to meet up with your colleagues, explore the city, and share your learning experiences. Also noteworthy this summer are the “Hands-on” sessions addressing “Scar Revision and Wound Repair,” “Nail Surgery,” and “Practical Anatomy for Safe Filler Injections.” Be on the lookout for exciting new sessions, like “Physician Safety: Protecting the Caregiver in Violent Times,” and “Sweat Matters.” And don’t forget popular and returning sessions such as “Advanced Systemic Therapeutics” and “Hot Topics.”

This year’s Plenary (P151) is particularly intriguing, and I think you’ll benefit from attending it.

  • Amy J. McMichael, MD, will present the Everett C. Fox, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship, “Hair Loss: A Journey of Follicular Rescue.”
  • Justin Ko, MD, MBA, will present “Augmented Intelligence: Fusing Technology With Human Expertise to Enhance Dermatologic Care.” This cutting-edge topic will provide insight into the technological future of dermatology.
  • John Harris, MD, PhD, will present “Translational Research in Vitiligo: Launching a New Era of Targeted Treatments.”

We also look forward to guest speaker Nicholas Webb, a world-renowned health care strategist, CEO, and innovator. A talented, forward-thinking inventor, Webb has been awarded more than 40 patents for a wide range of cutting-edge technologies.

This summer, we are also introducing “DermTales,” which will be a new slot in the plenary for four speakers to provide five-minute stories relevant to the practice of dermatology, running the gamut from treatment options to practice management tips. It’s sure to provide stimulating and diverse content.

I look forward to your attendance — and thank you for your commitment to our specialty.