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Access the following information for abstracts.

Submission timelines and guidelines are subject to change. Visit this page frequently for any updates.

Gross & Microscopic SymposiumResident & Fellows SymposiumPoster ExhibitsLate-breaking Research Abstracts
GuidelinesGross and Microscopic Symposium guidelinesResident and Fellows Symposium guidelinesPoster Exhibits guidelinesLate-breaking Research Abstracts guidelines
Submission timeline & linksSubmissions closedSubmissions closedSubmissions closedAug. 28 - Dec. 4, 2019
WhenFriday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To be determinedePosters will be presented Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All four late-breaking sessions will be held Sat. March 21, 2020
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Target audienceAll members of the Academy, medical students, residents & fellows, and non-members  are eligible to submit.Residents & fellows

**Medical students are not eligible to submit for this program.

All members of the Academy, medical students, residents and fellows, and non-members  are eligible to submit.All members of the Academy, medical students, residents and fellows, and non-members  are eligible to submit.
DescriptionStudies appropriate for consideration should focus on common diseases with unusual facets or unusual diseases with attendant teaching value.


*New: A panel of judges will select a grand prize winner, who will receive registration for the following year’s Annual Meeting

Clinical and laboratory research-based abstracts should be submitted.

The top three award recipients in each category will receive a cash reward. (See guidelines for more information)

** Case-based studies and series are not appropriate for this program and will automatically be excluded from the review process.



Poster exhibits present new ideas and original observations of scientific information utilizing narrative material, photographs, charts, diagrams, etc.

The highest scoring abstracts will be eligible for consideration for the 2020 Annual Meeting Poster Exhibit Awards.

The primary author of the top five scoring posters will be given certificates of recognition, monetary AAD certificates, and the poster abstract will be published in an online JAAD supplement.



Researchers are invited to submit abstracts describing their most recent results on the latest ground-breaking observations in clinical, therapeutics, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic, and basic research.

New therapies will be given top priority, particularly data from pivotal trials of unapproved drugs or unapproved indications. In addition, novel observations that could be practice changing will also be given top consideration.

Notification of acceptanceSent via email to primary author in late November 2019.Sent via email to primary author in late November 2019.Sent via email to primary author in late November 2019.Sent via email to primary author in early December 2019.

How to submit a successful abstract

This video outlines the process of submitting an abstract to the Academy's Annual or Summer Meeting.

Other important abstract program information that pertains to all programs:

  • Read guidelines for each program prior to submission.

  • Abstracts must be submitted on the published deadline date in order to be eligible. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • Changes cannot be made to an abstract once it has been submitted. For instance, no change in authors, title, category, content, or spelling will be allowed. If a change is required for scientific or academic accuracy, the poster submission should be withdrawn.

  • Abstract content will be embargoed until the first day of the AAD meeting, at which time the appropriate abstract information will be posted online for each program.

  • If your submission is accepted, in order to present at the meeting, you will be required to register for the Annual Meeting and pay the appropriate registration fees. Non-member physicians who wish to participate will be required to register for the Annual Meeting as a non-member at the non-member fee.

  • Timelines are subject to change. Visit this page frequently for any updates.

  • Questions regarding your submission should be emailed to abstracts@aad.org.

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