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Press registration

The AAD has a limited number of registrations available for the AAD VMX 2021, and those are prioritized for AAD members, non-member dermatologists, and others focused on dermatologic patient care.

However, individuals producing editorial content for a recognized print, online, or broadcast news organization are eligible for press credentials, which will give them access to this valuable content via a password-protected web page with the pre-recorded scientific sessions and late-breaking research presentations loaded on it, as well as links to the late-breaking abstracts and electronic posters.

To qualify for press credentials, all media must complete the Application for Press Credentials, sign the Press Guidelines, and submit the following by Friday, April 9:

  • Those who have attended a previous AAD scientific meeting must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting.

  • Those who have not attended an AAD scientific meeting must submit bylined samples of coverage of the specialty of dermatology.

  • Samples originally produced in another language must be translated to English, with a clearly denoted byline.

  • Freelance writers must provide a letter of assignment on the news organization’s letterhead.

  • Those who have attended a previous AAD scientific meeting must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting in addition to their letter of assignment.

Applications are reviewed within 7 days of their submission. Notification of your registration status will be e-mailed to you.

For questions or registration assistance, please email Rose Holcomb at

Press guidelines

The VMX 2021 press guidelines are available here. All registered media must agree to adhere to these policies to be considered for press credentials.

Media contacts

Media registration questions
Rose Holcomb
(847) 240-1743

Interview requests
Nicole Dobkin
(847) 240-1746

Julie Landmesser
(847) 240-1714

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