Press registration

Press credentials

The 2018 AAD Summer Meeting will be held on July 26-29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 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.

Esta página es sólo para los periodistas. Debe trabajar como periodista para solicitar credenciales de prensa. Si usted no es periodista, pero le gustaría registrarse para el congreso, por favor visite esta página para obtener más información: /meetings/summer-meeting

To ensure speedy and efficient registration, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application.

    Deadline for advance press registration and housing is Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 12pm CT.

    Please note that you will need to provide the following:

    • If you have attended an AAD scientific meeting in the past, you must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting.
    • If you have not attended a previous AAD scientific meeting, you must submit bylined samples of your coverage of dermatologic topics.
    • 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 AAD, you must provide bylined samples of your coverage from that meeting in addition to your letter of assignment.
  2. Review the AAD’s Press Guidelines.
    Please review the AAD Press Guidelines, which can assist you with your registration and answer many questions about press attendance at the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting.
  3. Check for “Press Credentials Approved” message.
    Within 7 days of receipt, applications are reviewed. Notification of your registration status will be e-mailed to you.
  4. Complete the registration process.
    If your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail message that instructs you how to complete the registration process.
  5. Make hotel reservations, if necessary.
    The Academy Housing Bureau will accept your hotel reservation only after your registration application is approved.
  6. Review the Press Office Location and Hours.
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    Thursday, July 26   7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday, July 27         8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pick up your press badge, which must be worn during the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Holcomb at (847) 240-1743 or We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting.