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At the request of the AAD Advisory Board, the Academy recently conducted a survey of members regarding a proposed Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology certification.

The FDA has imposed a hold on a phase 2a clinical trial for Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s, CTP-543 (deuterated ruxolitinib).

CMS has sent letters to 806,879 providers notifying them that they will not be required to comply with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. CMS previously estimated that...

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Prior authorizationsCreate a patient letter

Need a quick way to create a prior authorization patient letter? Complete the following steps to create an individualized letter appealing a denial for a prescribed treatment for your patient.       

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GivingAdopt-a-Shade Structure

By adopting a shade structure, you can help extend the reach of the AAD Shade Structure Grant Program while increasing your visibility in your local community. 

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Earn CMEsCase Challenges

A free activity for members to earn CMEs monthly; search "case challenges" in the OLC. The activity assesses knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various dermatologic conditions.

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Practice toolsAsk a coding expert

Submit your coding questions to the coding community where a panel of AAD experts will review and answer questions.

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


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging women to check both their partners and themselves for signs of skin cancer.
Learn how to detect skin cancer.

2017 Summer Academy Meeting
July 27-30, 2017
New York

Connect with your colleagues, take part in engaging sessions on trending topics, and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your patients – all during the 2017 Summer Academy Meeting! Join us in New York and experience the best of dermatology.

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Latest Publications

Exploring alternate sources of dermatologic care: The good, the bad, and how dermatologists should engage with them

Banning the bed: Profiling the status of indoor tanning regulations in the U.S.

Keeping watch: Melanoma monitoring becomes a team effort
June 2017

Injectable and topical neurotoxins in dermatology

Association of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with osteoporosis and pathological fractures

Treatment of vitiligo with the topical Janus kinase inhibitor ruxolitinib

2017 Summer Meeting
AAD Meeting News

  • 2017 AAD Summer Meeting: Something for everyone

  • Hands-on sessions return to Summer Meeting

  • Getting social at Summer Meeting

  • Avoid these mistakes for a blemish-free resume

  • Boards' Fodder: Photosensitivity Disorders

  • Career case study: The life of  a Mohs specialist

Winter 2016

Take the first step to reduce skin cancer

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