From residency to retirement, you can rely on us for premier educational opportunities, as a hub for innovation in patient care, and for the latest information impacting the specialty.
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Created by dermatologists for dermatologists, our educational resources help you stay up to date on the latest treatments and procedures while furthering your professional development.
The educational offerings included with your membership can earn you more than 60 CME credits annually. These offerings include the Question of the Week, JAAD quizzes, and more. Learn more about how to earn free CME via JAAD quizzes and about our new Skin of Color Curriculum.
Complimentary CME for Academy members
Question of the Week – 13 per year
JAAD CME Articles – 24 per year
Teledermoscopy – 0.5
Teledermatology Surgery – 0.5
Skin of Color Curriculum – 15.25
Guideline course – 0.5
We advocate for dermatology, making sure your unique expertise is fairly valued by payers and understood by your colleagues in the house of medicine and offering you opportunities to make your voice heard.
In 2021 we prevented dangerous expansions of non-physician scope of practice in several states and averted a 2% cut to Medicare payments through the end of the year. In 2022 we are fighting to avert a planned 8.5% cut.
We offer a variety of opportunities to share your knowledge and ideas, network with leaders in specialty care, and discover the latest enhancements in patient care.
In 2022, we returned to holding live events, with a phenomenal annual meeting in Boston and our first Innovation Academy in Vancouver over the summer. Join us in New Orleans for the 2023 Annual Meeting!
You’re there for your patients; we’re here for you with programs and resources to help you achieve excellence in patient care by improving access and growing innovation.
Recently we rolled out new templated appeal letters in our popular Prior Authorization Appeal Tool. We also continue to develop updated guidance on new coding guidelines. Learn more about both!
Educating the public
The AAD recently launched a brand new, robust public awareness program, called Your Dermatologist Knows, dedicated to making sure that the public understands that board-certified dermatologists are the leading experts in conditions affecting skin, hair, and nails. You can learn more about the strategy and see examples of content at the Your Dermatologist Knows member hub.
These are just a few examples of the impact being an AAD member can have on you and your career in dermatology. Check out the latest issue of the Academy’s Impact Report to learn more.
Explore more popular resources from the AAD
DermWorld offers information about managing practices and incorporating clinical developments into patient care.
Access JAAD, which is designed to meet the clinical and continuing education needs of the dermatologic community.
AADCareerCompass.org is a job board for dermatology job-seekers. Search all open positions.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. Our staff is available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Please fill out this form for online inquiries.
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