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American Academy of Dermatology seeking applications for continuing medical education grant program

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 8, 2011) —

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) is seeking applications for its educational grant program called the Program for Innovative Continuing Medical Education in Dermatology (PICMED). The program was established to facilitate dermatologists’ continuing medical education through support and development of innovative programs.

The application process is now open. Proposal criteria include:

  • Perceived value of the project to dermatologic education for practitioners; 
  • Practical and innovative use of continuing medical education; and 
  • Clarity and completeness of the program description.

In addition, the program proposals may include creative needs assessment mechanisms, innovative use of technology, unique approaches to specific subject matter, novel presentation techniques and use of existing education paradigms in new environments.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. To apply, please visit Grant recipients will be selected by the Academy‘s Council on Education and Board of Directors. Grant recipients will be notified on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

This program was made possible through a generous contribution from The Elsevier Foundation and the Skin Disease Education Foundation, both of which share the Academy’s commitment to continuing excellence in dermatology.

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. With a membership of more than 17,000 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 about applying for the PICMED grant, contact Mark Ramsey at (847) 240-1702 or email

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