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2024 AAD Innovation Academy: Keynote and speaker preview

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Thursday, August 1 | 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Diana Nyad, world champion swimmer, compelling storyteller, and best-selling author, has been selected as the meeting's keynote speaker.

Diana Nyad, world champion swimmer.

Diana Nyad - World champion swimmer

Diana Nyad, renowned for her historic 110.86 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, epitomizes resilience and determination. A best-selling author and prominent sports journalist, filing over thirty years for National Public Radio, The New York Times, and others, Diana has a way of connecting with audiences in sharing her compelling life story. She demonstrated to the world the power of the human spirit when she spoke the words “Never Ever Give Up” to a cheering crowd on a Key West beach in September 2013 and continues to inspire others as a public speaker.

Speaker previews

Thursday, August 1 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dr. James Weinstein, Senior Vice President of Microsoft Healthcare

Dr. James Weinstein - Speaking at the Future of Dermatology

Dr. James Weinstein is Senior Vice President of Microsoft Healthcare, where he leads strategy, innovation, and health equity. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, immediate past CEO/President Dartmouth Health, has received numerous accolades, and published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers. His expertise and insights offer valuable perspectives on the intersection of healthcare and technology.

Named Lectureship Presentation

Friday, August 2 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD

Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD will deliver the Everett C. Fox, MD Award and Lectureship.

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD will deliver the A. Paul Kelly, MD Research Award and Lectureship.

Stay tuned as we continue to highlight additional speakers.

You can speak at AAD Innovation Academy too!

Present your ground-breaking research, novel techniques, or new drugs, devices, and products during the Future of Dermatology and Derm Tank sessions. Submission deadline is May 22.

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More information

Schedule at-a-glance

Our topically focused sessions are organized to give you a seamless and quality educational experience. Learn more about the scheduled specially curated sessions.

Blending education and family time?

Childcare will be offered throughout the meeting! More information is coming soon.

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