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SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) —

Congress has repealed the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and stopped an effort to extend the misvalued codes policy ― two top legislative priorities for the AADA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Feb. 13, 2018) —

Practice model quizzesWhich practice model is right for you?

Thinking about a career change? it's important to understand what's involved in these life-changing decisions. Take the Academy's quizzes and get guidance choosing a path that's right for you.

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2018 AAD ElectionLearn about your candidates

Access the Academy's 2018 election information, and prepare to cast your vote on February 17.

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Simulated Patient Encounter activityMedication Management: Psoriasis Counseling

After watching a brief video you’ll be given a series of options and asked to respond as you would in a real-life case. See how the patient reacts, and receive instant feedback based on your answer.

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Media relationsKey messages

The Academy has developed key messages to help you educate the public about the specialty. In addition to providing tips for media interviews, this reference tool provides clear, consistent talking points on topics most commonly requested by the media.  

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For Public & Patients

Expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair, and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits.


Learn why it's important to see a board-certified dermatologist and how to find one near you.

2018 Annual Meeting
Feb. 16-20, 2018
San Diego, California

Attend the greatest dermatology meeting in the world! Expand your expertise in dermatology through hundreds of innovative sessions and ground-breaking research while connecting with colleagues.

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Latest Publications

February 2018
Dermatology World

Should dermatologists fear machine learning?

Cyber hacking in health care: What do you need to know to keep your practice safe?

Paving the way: The history of African Americans in medicine and the diversity challenges that remain

February 2018

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

A new editor for JAAD

Validity of skin cancer malignancy reporting to the Organ Procurement Transplant Network: A cohort study

2018 Annual Meeting
DW Meeting News

  • Symposia sessions for every subject, setting

  • 'Hot Topics' speakers, topics announced

  • Interesting industry sessions in San Diego

  • Self-made financial health

  • Boards Fodder: Update in melanoma therapies

  • Career case study: Medical dermatology


Winter 2017

New shade structures; far-reaching research

Get ready to hike Alaska

Botswana and beyond