More than 16,000 attend the American Academy of Dermatology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Apr. 23, 2014) —
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) held its 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver from March 21-25 with more than 16,816 people from more than 98 countries attending. 

With a common goal of enhancing patient care through continuing medical education, more than 900 speakers contributed to nearly 400 scientific sessions on the latest research and clinical information in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

“The Academy’s Annual Meeting provides dermatologists with important educational opportunities that address the latest developments in all aspects of skin, hair and nail health,” said board-certified dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, chair of the Academy’s Scientific Assembly Committee. “Learning about the latest diagnostic and treatment options for dermatologic conditions allows dermatologists to continue to provide high quality patient care in an ever-changing health care system.”

More than 8,800 medical personnel attended the meeting. There were 805 scientific posters presented at the meeting. Exhibit space totaled more than 181,000 net square feet with exhibitors from more than 430 companies.

The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy will be held in San Francisco from March 20-24, 2015.

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, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).

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