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2015 AAD election
Get to know the candidates and learn why it's critical for you to cast your vote starting March 21.
CMS extends deadline to attest to meaningful use
Eligible professionals now have until March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. Read more.
Last chance to enter the Annual Meeting video contest! Submit a video no longer than 60 seconds about why you love AAD Annual Meetings for a chance to win a $500, $300, or $100 Visa gift card! Submit your video by March 6!
CMS acts to erase dermatologists' concerns on EHR reporting requirements
Responding to pressure from the AADA and its coalition partners, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its intent to modify the meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHR). Read more.
HHS announces major changes to Medicare reimbursement
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary today unveiled plans to shift 30 percent of Medicare provider payments out of a fee-for-service system and into alternative payment models by 2016 — and eventually 50 percent by 2018. Read more.
Epiphanies in Dermatology
Join the AAD the day before World Congress for a fun and unique session. Faculty will share pivotal moments in dermatology that have altered their approach to their careers, their practices, or their study of medicine. Register now.
AAD Cochrane Scholarship open
The Academy is accepting applications for the Cochrane Scholarship through March 2. Two annual award recipients will receive a travel grant of up to $3000 to attend the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, Austria (October 3-7) to learn state-of-the-art techniques for producing high quality systematic reviews.
Transplant Skin Cancer Fellowship
The Transplant Skin Cancer Network is a multicenter initiative established to study skin cancer outcomes after solid organ transplantation. Apply for a fellowship today!
CDC study on skin cancer costs emphasizes role of prevention
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that the average annual total cost for skin cancer increased by 126.2 percent over a nine year period versus only 25.1 percent for all other cancers during the same time period. The Academy agrees with the authors’ conclusion that these results “highlight the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection efforts.”
SPOTme™ free skin cancer screenings
Our SPOTme™ program’s mission is to reduce the number of deaths from skin cancer in the United States by educating the public about skin cancer risk and providing free screenings to catch skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
Submissions now accepted for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) Case Reports
JAAD Case Reports, a new peer-reviewed, open access, online-only journal dedicated to publishing case reports, is now accepting manuscripts.