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Non-member registration & housing


Categories that don't require additional documentation

The following two categories do not require any additional documentation, but must meet the requirements below to register. Registration will begin May 20, 2020 at 12 p.m. noon (CT). (*All dates are subject to change).

Non-member physician

  • For those who treat patients in an office-like setting

Non-member non-physician

  • For non-member corporate individuals, pharmacists, distributors, industry representatives, marketers, business developers, and scientists/researchers, CEO, COO, or Director-level titles working in the field of dermatology. This also includes aestheticians and cosmetologists and all employees affiliated with aesthetician or cosmetologist procedures.


Categories that require additional documentation

The following categories are required to have an Access ID# to register online (ID# request link will be posted mid May). During this process, the required documentation outlined below for each category will be requested. Be sure that your documentation contains all of the items that we request. If incomplete documentation is submitted, you will be contacted for updated documents and processing time will be delayed. 

Dermatology residents and medical fellows & Non-dermatology residents and medical fellows 

  • For those who are not AAD graduate members 

  • Participation in a training program must be ongoing at the time of the meeting

  • REQUIRED: Official letter from an educational or training institution validating participation in the program. This letter needs to be signed, reflect a current date, and list the start date and anticipated end date of the training program.

Medical students

  • Participation in a medical program must be ongoing at the time of the meeting

  • REQUIRED: Official letter from an educational or training institution validating your medical student status. This letter needs to be signed, reflect a current date, and list the start date and anticipated end date of the training program

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners

  • For those not part of the AAD DermCare Team

  • Must be employed by an AAD member dermatologist

  • Employing physician does not need to attend the meeting

  • This category refers to the specific physician assistant and nurse practitioner licensure commonly found in the US and Canada. This category is not available to physicians assisting other physicians.

  • REQUIRED: Copy of your current medical license

  • REQUIRED: Letter of sponsorship from your employing physician. The sponsorship letter must be signed and have a current date.

Nurses (RN/LPN)

  • For those not part of the AAD DermCare Team 

  • Must be employed by a practicing dermatologist

  • Employing physician does not need to attend the meeting 

  • REQUIRED: Copy of your current RN or LPN license

  • REQUIRED: A signed and currently dated letter of sponsorship from your employing dermatologist. The letter must be on practice letterhead and state that you are currently working for them in their practice. 

Dermatology practice staff

  • New description - This category is intended for those who work in a dermatology practice and who provide patient services. Some examples of acceptable dermatology practice staff roles would be front desk, medical records, referral clerk, insurance billing, coding, and histotechnicians. This is not for physicians, researchers, CEO, COO, or Director-level titles, aestheticians, cosmetologists, or any employees affiliated with aesthetician or cosmetic procedures.

  • For those not part of the AAD DermCare Team

  • Must be employed by a practicing dermatologist

  • Employing physician does not need attend the meeting 

  • REQUIRED: A signed and currently dated letter of sponsorship from your employing dermatologist. The letter must be on practice letterhead and state that you are currently working for him/her in their practice. It must also state your role in the practice. 


* Although not part of the typical non-member process, it is worth noting the meeting access for those with either an Exhibitor or Guest badge. Exhibitor badges and Guest badges will only have access to the exhibit hall, Keynote Lecture, and the Welcome Reception on Thursday, August 13th. Meeting registration in an appropriate, alternative category is required to attend any portion of the scientific program and educational sessions.


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