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2022 Annual Meeting: Media resources

The American Academy of Dermatology is pleased to welcome the media to the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The 2022 Annual Meeting will take place from March 25-March 29, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

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Press registration

Press registration is open!

To apply for press credentials, all media must complete the Application for Press Credentials and submit the following:

  • 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.

The Academy highly recommends that media interested in attending the Annual Meeting apply for press credentials online ahead of the conference. The advance registration deadline is Wednesday, March 18, and the housing deadline is Wednesday, March 2.

Immediately upon arrival at the meeting, all media must visit the Press Office, located in Room 211 in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, to either pick up their press badge (if their application for press credentials was approved in advance) or to apply for press credentials on-site. Only those who are approved for press credentials prior to the meeting are ensured access to the meeting.

For additional help, please email

Press office location and hours

The press office is located in Room 211 in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Press office hours are as follows:
Friday, March 25: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 28: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting program, abstracts, handouts, and more

Check back for more resources in the coming month.

Media policies

The 2022 Annual Meeting media policies and guidelines are available here.

Meeting mobile app
Video information and sign-up

Video recording is only permitted in areas designated by AAD Communications staff. If you are interested in conducting video interviews with dermatologists during the meeting, these interviews must take place in a designated area, and they must be scheduled in advance. Approaching meeting attendees for on-the-spot interviews is not allowed.

A video interview room as well as additional recording spaces will be available at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. These locations must be reserved in advance and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can reserve these locations on-site at the Press Office, Room 211.

Equipment set-up and take-down must be completed within your reserved time-slot. Equipment cannot be stored in the Press Office.

If the designated video areas are not available during your desired interview time, please speak to AAD Communications staff.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find the handouts?
Link to the handouts will be available in March 2022.

Where is the exhibit hall located?
The technical exhibits will be located in Halls A-C in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Exhibit hall hours
Friday, March 25 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where can I view the e-posters?
E-posters will be accessible online starting Friday, March 25. Meeting attendees also may visit the e-poster viewing stations, located in Hall D in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Which sessions can press attend?
Registered press will have access to:

  • Focus Sessions, Symposia, and Forums after all meeting attendees have been seated.

  • Workshops and Courses after all ticketed attendees have been seated. If a ticketed event is overcrowded, entry may be prohibited due to fire code regulations.

  • Restricted Sessions except for live demonstrations or hands-on sessions. Press without a ticket may attend this session, but need to stand in back of the room until 15 minutes after the session starts. They may then take a seat.

  • The Plenary Session, which includes the AAD’s annual business meeting, on Sunday, March 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m noon.

  • Technical Exhibits and Electronic Poster Exhibits during regular business hours.

Press are prohibited from attending:

  • Live Demonstrations (C003and C008)

  • Hands-On Sessions

  • Media Training: Developing and Delivering Key Messages (C016 and C018)

  • AAD business/operational meetings (beyond the Plenary), including board of directors, advisory board, council, committee and task force meetings, and any special meetings/forums of the AAD membership.

Can I take photos or record audio or video at the meeting?

  • The AAD will offer meeting b-roll footage for outlets to use in their coverage.

  • Audio may be recorded for personal use only (i.e., for gathering information) and not for rebroadcast or reproduction. If you are recording for quotation, the speaker’s permission must be obtained in advance.

  • Registered press may conduct video interviews or live social media broadcasts as long as permission is granted by the AAD Communications Department and filming takes place in one of the designated locations indicated by Communications staff. Video areas will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; media must reserve time slots in advance by visiting the Press Office.

  • Registered press are prohibited from taking photographs with any device in the technical exhibit hall.

  • Registered press may not photograph scientific material, including slide presentations and poster exhibits, for publication. Attendees are required to sign an attestation during registration stipulating that they agree that the photos will only be used for personal, non-commercial use.

  • Media may not record video or conduct social media broadcasts in areas other than the locations designated by Communications staff.

  • Registered press are prohibited from video recording in the scientific sessions, in the technical exhibit hall, or the poster exhibit area.

Media contacts

Media contacts
Angela Panateri
(847) 240-1714

Media registration questions
Rose Holcomb
(847) 240-1743

Social media
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Meeting mobile app
Coming soon! Learn more here.

General questions about the meeting