Invitation to an intimate educational experience

By George Hruza, MD, MBA
President, American Academy of Dermatology

As I eagerly look forward to the 2019 AAD Summer Meeting in New York City, I’m proud to be your president during this exciting time of change in dermatology. I grew up in New York City, so it’s familiar to me, and I invite you to become more familiar with this great city. Writer Tom Wolfe said, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” I agree.

George Hruza, MD, MBA, President, American Academy of Dermatology

There is a special energy to New York that brings out the best in us. It’s a place that at first seems vast and crowded, yet there is an undeniable intimacy to the city. You go outside, look up at the impressive skyscrapers all around you, and might experience of twinge of feeling small; but inside the halls of our Summer Meeting, the sessions make you feel part of something important. Things seem cozy and close-knit, and I always feel a strong sense of community in that environment.

That may be one reason people keep returning to our Summer Meeting in the Big Apple.

New York is one of the best cities for an intimate meeting that allows both education and big-city adventure.

While in my favorite city, take advantage of all the “bests” it has to offer, including the best shows (a bit more expensive than the $2/Broadway show we paid as NYU medical students), sightseeing, and Michelin three-star restaurants. My favorite is Thomas Keller’s Per Se, but I can also find my favorite bagels at Ess-a-Bagel, pizza at Ray’s in the Village, and Czech cuisine at Koliba in Astoria. And that’s just for starters.

I invite you to join me for what I know will be several enlightening and exciting days in New York City.