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Due to the limited number of academic faculty able to present at our meeting and other related factors, we are no longer able to host the high-caliber meeting that our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect.

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The 2020 AAD Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, March 20-24, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center. 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.

  1. Complete the online application. Deadline for advance press registration and housing is Friday, February 28, 2020. Please note that you will need to provide the following to register as press:

    • 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.

  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 2020 AAD Annual Meeting.

  3. Check for “Press Credentials Approved” message. Within 7 days of receipt, applications are reviewed. Notification of your registration status will be emailed to you.

  4. Complete the registration process. If your application is approved, you will receive an email 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 Hours. Friday, March 20: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, March 21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pick up your press badge, which must be worn during the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Holcomb at (847) 240-1743 or We look forward to seeing you in Denver at the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting.