American Academy of Dermatology Association announces recipients of the Model State Program Award

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 4, 2011) —The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) named the recipients of its Model State Program Award. The AADA Model State Program was initiated in 2000 to recognize the significant accomplishments of state dermatology societies.

“These awards encourage state dermatology societies to develop or to continue to develop essential services to their membership, including leadership opportunities, involvement in state and federal legislation that affects dermatology, and community service,” said dermatologist Bruce A. Brod, MD, FAAD, chair of the State Society Development Task Force of the AADA.

The Model State Program Award was presented to the following state dermatology societies, each with a membership of more than 200 members:
  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Georgia Society of Dermatologists 
  • Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology 
  • Missouri Dermatological Society 
  • North Carolina Dermatology Association 
  • Ohio Dermatological Association 
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery 
  • South Carolina Dermatological Association
Awards were bestowed to state dermatology societies based on the size of their membership and on a variety of other programmatic requirements, including the development and implementation of a three-to-five year plan for the society; having an active political action committee; and offering at least one active community service or patient education program.

In addition, several state dermatology societies were recognized with special awards in specific categories.

Outstanding community service project or program
  • Colorado Dermatologic Society

Outstanding media event or campaign

  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Outstanding advocacy campaign

  • Ohio Dermatological Association

Outstanding coalition-building campaign

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Outstanding resident/young physician development

  • Michigan Dermatological Society

Outstanding educational program

  • Texas Dermatological Society
  • Wisconsin Dermatological Society

Outstanding state society website

  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Colorado Dermatologic Society

Outstanding patient/community education program

  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Outstanding member outreach/communication

  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Outstanding historical compilation

  • Minnesota Dermatological Society
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating socioeconomic policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care. With a membership of more than 16,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.

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