Meetings and events

The AAD supports the highest quality patient care by developing and presenting information that enhances continuing education in dermatology. AAD meetings offer the latest on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dermatologic disease from the foremost experts in the field.

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Essentials of Cosmetic Dermatology

Explore the latest techniques, best practices, and ways to minimize risk with cosmetic procedures at the Essentials of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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2016 Derm Exam Prep Course

Benchmark your knowledge against your peers as expert faculty cover specific disease states provided in the ABD study guides for the MOC Recertification Exam.

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2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 AAD Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, Fla., March 3-7, 2017.

Practice management webinars

Tune in as the AAD’s expert coding staff provides a first-hand look at everything from Medicare payment changes to preparing for ICD-10 to what’s new in meaningful use, with one-hour live webinars.

AAD Meeting News

Did you miss a meeting or a session? Read coverage about sessions from the AAD's Summer Meeting and the Annual Meeting, listen to podcasts that feature notable speakers, and view image galleries on the AAD Meeting News website.


Event calendar

See dermatologic-related events happening around the world by viewing this event calendar.

Direct a session at the Annual or Summer Meeting

All AAD members are invited to submit a new session application for consideration for the Academy’s Annual or Summer Meetings. The application window is currently closed. Please review future deadlines to direct a session listed below. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Future deadlines to direct a session

The application to direct a session at both the Annual and Summer meetings will open about 15 months prior to the meeting and will close shortly after the previous year's meeting. Application timelines are listed below. Once the submission site for the meeting is available, you may click on the meeting to start an application submission. If you have any questions, please email

Meeting dates
Application timeline
Annual: March 3-7, Orlando
  Summer: July 27-30, New York City
Annual: Feb. 16-20, San Diego
Fall 2016 - March 2017
  Summer: July 26-29, Chicago
Summer 2017 - August 2017
Annual: March 1-5, Washington, DC
Fall 2017 - March 2018
  Summer: July 25-28, New York
Summer 2018 - August 2018

Previous meetings archive

View previous meeting programs, session handouts, electronic poster exhibits, and floor plans.

Future AAD meeting dates

View upcoming AAD meetings & events below:

Upcoming Events