Set your agenda for these symposia highlights

The 2020 AAD Annual Meeting in Denver promises to go the extra mile to deliver outstanding education, including live demonstrations, patient encounter workshops, and so much more.

The Annual Meeting features more than 350 sessions, ranging from large symposia and courses to intimate focus sessions and hands-on workshops.

The Academy has expanded and diversified its offerings in recent years. Here are some of the standout sessions attendees are talking about:

  • Hands-On Patient Encounter sessions allow attendees to engage in individual or small group activities that focus on key facets of dermatologic care. Sessions cover total body skin exams, medication management, the transgender patient, and the difficult patient. These, firsthand, interactive education sessions allow dermatologists to enhance existing skills or learn new ones.
  • Live Demonstration courses give clinicians an up-close look at two dynamic topics this year: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections” (C001) and “The State of the Art of Aesthetic Dermatology” (C004). These back-to-back sessions will feature leading experts and the latest how-to’s.
  • Late-Breaking Research on Saturday will present groundbreaking results in dermatology and patient care, giving attendees access to researchers on the front lines. Sessions will cover clinical studies/pediatric, clinical trials, procedural dermatology, and cutaneous oncology/pathology.
  • An award-winning group of lecturers, guest speakers, and Academy leadership will share valuable insights into new research and other hot topics during Sunday’s “Plenary” (P151).
  • On Saturday afternoon “Hot Topics” (S039) will address a blend of medical and surgical subjects, while offering social and economic implications, new diagnosis and treatment options, and emerging and innovative therapies.

The 2020 AAD Annual Meeting also offers a number of opportunities to meet vendors, connect with the Academy, and network with colleagues.

  • The Exhibit Hall is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with more than 400 exhibitors demonstrating the latest products and services in the dermatology field.
  • The Connection, located at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall, offers lounges that allow you to take a break with colleagues, check email, charge your phone, vote in the AAD election, claim CME credits, and more.
  • Meet the candidates for president-elect and vice president-elect of the Academy during a live Officer Town Hall 12-1 p.m., Saturday, at E-poster #1 in The Connection.
  • The AAD Resource Center serves as a central location for all things AAD, and features AAD services and new products. Learn how the Academy can help you advance your career through CV/résumé building and free professional headshots.
  • Finish off your Friday by connecting with colleagues and employers at the Career Networking Event, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Fourth Floor Capitol Ballroom.

“I believe we have assembled a spectacular collection of dermatology education. The meeting is so strong because people are motivated to come and learn and share,” said Jacob Levitt, MD, chair of the AAD Scientific Assembly Committee. “Denver promises to deliver everything from breaking science and new therapies to surgical techniques, treatment options, practice management, and virtually everything in between.”

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