2015 Summer Academy Meeting Dailies

Profit-seeking, confidential rebates driving up cost of generic drugs

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States increased 13 percent in 2014, reaching $374 billion. Although much of the increase was driven by expensive new drugs, more than 80 percent of ... > MORE

Diseases emerge, re-emerge in a cycle driven by worldwide environment

Lost amid news of new biologic therapies, the migration of the nine-banded armadillo from Mexico across Texas and to the southeastern U.S. is not something the average dermatologist is tracking on ... > MORE

Better systems the key to improving safety, reducing errors

“First, do no harm” is a tenet and a challenge in the constantly changing universe of health care. The challenge, though, lies more in the basic systems of care rather than the expanding treatment ... > MORE

Academy raising emphasis on ethics, professionalism

Staying up to date on the continuously evolving standards of ethical and professional behavior is as important in medicine as staying updated on science and practice issues, a point emphasized during ... > MORE

Get meeting info in the palm of your hand with the mobile app!

Don't forget! Be sure to download the AAD Meeting Mobile App for all meeting-related information. This app can be downloaded from either an iPhone or an Android smartphone, and includes information ... > MORE

Don’t forget to get social with your selfies at the Summer Meeting!

If you're not following AAD Meeting News on Twitter yet (@AADMtgs), now is the time to do so, especially for those of you who are attending this year's Summer Meeting. Twitter is one of the main ... > MORE

Expert speakers highlighted during Friday Plenary session

Plan to attend one of the highlights of the Summer Academy Meeting, the Plenary session, starting at 9 a.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom. The session will feature five lectures as well as the ... > MORE

Panelists to discuss issues related to high drug prices

Whether it is for the latest biologic treatment or a generic medication that has been available for a couple of decades, the cost of prescription drugs is on the rise, and dermatologists and their ... > MORE

New research changes approach to managing itch

There is more to itching than many dermatologists realize. Not only is itching one of the most intensely unpleasant sensations known, its causes and treatments are far more varied than were recognized ... > MORE

Boost your pediatric dermatology skills at symposium

Children are not little adults, especially when it comes to dermatologic issues. Children present very different diagnostic and management challenges compared to adults, and different age groups ... > MORE