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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2019 AAD Annual Meeting

Join us in Washington, D.C. for a learning experience like no other! Registration begins in November 2018.

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Life After Residency

Leaving residency has its own unique set of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to start your career and be successful by attending this exclusive course for residents.

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Maintaining an Osteopathic Presence in an ACGME World

Learn more about the fundamental concepts of the Oestopathic Principles and Practices and how to integrate them in dermatology residency programs and daily practice.

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24th World Congress of Dermatology

The Italian Society of Dermatology is honored to host the 24th World Congress of Dermatology in Milan from June 10-15, 2019. It will be held under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies.

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Diversity Champion Workshop

Join other dermatology faculty champions September 12-13, 2019, to discuss dermatology diversity outreach programs and initiatives, exchange ideas, and share success stories. Become a champion!

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Tropical Dermatology in Tanzania

This course will cover the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases, in an environment where they are commonly treated. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with live patients with tropical diseases that are seldom seen in the developing world and become familiar with the public health concerns of these disorders.

Coding and practice management webinars

Join our AADA experts as you learn the latest coding and regulatory changes your practice needs for the new year. Topics include updates to the 2018 MACRA program, ICD-10-CM and AMA CPT® changes, new CMS mandates, biopsy codes, and much more!

DW 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 Dermatology World Meeting News website.


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. Submit an application for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, March 20-24. 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 1-5, Washington, D.C.

  Summer: July 25-28,
New York, New York

Annual: March 20-24, Denver, Colorado

Dec. 12, 2018 -
March 20, 2019

  Summer: August 13-16,
Seattle, Washington

May - Aug. 2019

Previous meetings archive

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

Event calendar

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

Future AAD meeting dates

View upcoming AAD meetings & events below:

Upcoming Events