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2022 Annual Meeting: Media registration

Press credentials

The 2022 AAD Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 25-29, 2022, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The 2022 AAD Annual 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.

To ensure prompt and efficient registration, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the Academy’s Press Guidelines (PDF).
    Please review the Academy Press Guidelines, which can assist you with your registration and answer many questions about press attendance at the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting.

  2. Complete the online application.

    Deadline for advance press registration is Friday, March 18.

    Please note that you will need to provide the following:

    • If you have attended an Academy meeting in the past, you must provide bylined samples of coverage from that meeting.
    • If you have not attended a scientific meeting of the Academy, you must submit bylined samples of your coverage of the specialty of dermatology.
    • 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 Academy, you must provide bylined samples of your coverage from that meeting in addition to your letter of assignment.

  3. Check for “Press Credentials Approved” message.
    Applications are reviewed within seven (7) business days of receipt. Notification of your registration status will be emailed to you.

If your application is approved, you will receive additional information on how to complete the registration process, make your hotel reservations and when and where to pick-up your press badge.

Journalists representing recognized news organizations

Press credentials are only available to journalists representing recognized news organizations who will be providing editorial coverage of the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting.

If you are not a journalist, but would like to attend the Annual Meeting, please visit 2022 AAD Annual Meeting to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Holcomb at (847) 240-1743 or We look forward to seeing you in Boston at the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting.