2018 Summer Meeting

Online registration and housing is NOW CLOSED.

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On-site registration

On-site registration will be located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Chicago and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, July 26
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27
6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 7:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. noon

Join us in Chicago for the dermatology event of the summer, the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting!

Learn about the latest advancements in dermatology, connect with colleagues in a casual setting, engage with hundreds of exhibitors, and discover valuable information that can be applied to every day practice.

Featured sessions

Hot Topics promises “every new breakthrough”
If you want to keep abreast of the latest developments in medications, therapies, and important issues in the specialty, “Hot Topics in Medical Dermatology” (S001) is a must. This popular session is designed to provide everything you need to know about what’s hot in dermatology right now, from the latest breakthroughs to the newest drugs.

Biologics: The game changer of psoriasis treatment
Researchers continue to seek new, more effective treatments for psoriasis to help the more than 7.5 million Americans suffering from it. The session “Psoriasis” (S016) will review existing treatments and update you on emerging therapies for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

How do you navigate your way to a bonus in MIPS?
Most dermatologists who participate in Medicare are subject to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which provides bonuses and penalties for “quality” performance. Many physicians merely aim to avoid penalties in the system, but dermatologists should realize that they can easily perform and report measures they are already doing or can very readily implement.

At the session “MACRA, MIPS, and Advanced APMs” (U020), attendees will learn how to best use MIPS to not only avoid penalties but earn bonuses.

Practice your skills at “The Patient Encounter”
Hands-on workshops are always popular, and few are as successful as the long-running series The Patient Encounter. These sessions allow you to practice and receive feedback on various skills used during routine office visits, including communication, counseling, and agenda-setting. They include a one-on-one simulated clinical encounter with an actor-patient during which you can practice your skills. You are then provided feedback on the skills you exhibited. Sessions include Breaking Bad News, Giving Feedback, Medication Management, The Difficult Patient, and Total Body Skin Exam.

There are multiple ticketed options to participate in the workshops on Thursday and Friday.These sessions will take place in Grand Ballroom CD North and have been approved by the American Board of Dermatology for up to 5 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment credits and 0.5 CME credits.

Additional featured sessions