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Application for Press Credentials

The 2018 AAD Summer Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, July 26-29 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 2018 AAD Summer Meeting features noted speakers who will present the latest scientific advancements in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

Advance Press Registration opens Wednesday, May 9, 12p.m. CT.

You can pick up your press badge, which must be worn during the 2018 Summer Meeting at the Press Kiosk located in the Grand Ballroom foyer of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Please print out the page so you’ll know where and when to find us.

Please note that you will need to provide the following:

  • If you have attended an Academy meeting in the past, you must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting.
  • If you have not attended a scientific meeting of the Academy, you must submit bylined samples of your coverage of the specialty of dermatology.
  • If your sample is in a foreign language, you must provide an English version that clearly denotes your byline.
  • Freelance writers must provide a letter of assignment on the news organization’s letterhead. If you have attended a previous scientific meeting of the Academy, you must provide bylined samples of your coverage from that meeting in addition to your letter of assignment.

Press Kiosk hours:

Thursday, July 26 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, July 27 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


NOTE: If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Rose Holcomb at (847) 240-1743 or rholcomb@aad.org. Following submission of this application and receipt of your samples of coverage, please allow 7 days for the review and approval of your application. Following this period, you will receive an e-mail message with instructions about next steps.