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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.


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.

The Academy began and ended 2021 by helping avert cuts to Medicare payments. We averted a 2% cut to Medicare payments to start the year. Then we gathered a coalition to help dermatologists avoid a trifecta of Medicare payment cuts, nearly 10% in total, that were scheduled to take effect in 2022, winning passage of a law in December to mitigate the cuts. We also continued to fight to prevent dangerous scope of practice expansions in several states and to ease compounding burdens.

So far in 2021, we have prevented dangerous expansions of non-physician scope of practice in several states and to Medicare payments through the end of the year.


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 2021, we were able to return to holding a live Summer Academy Meeting in Tampa and also offered the second annual Virtual Meeting Experience. Excited to get back together in person? Join us in Boston for the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Practice management

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.

On Jan. 1, 2021, the AMA rolled out coding updates that change how you document and code many patient encounters. The AAD continues to develop detailed guidance addressing member questions about how to use the new coding guidelines in practice.


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.

In 2021 the educational offerings included with your membership, including the Question of the Week, could earn you 50 CME credits.

Educating the public

The AAD has a robust public awareness program, with all of our efforts dedicated to making sure that the public understands the value of the care that you, a board-certified dermatologist, can provide.

The AAD recently launched a campaign to make the public aware of the Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) designation and associate it with the best dermatologic care available. Not using the FAAD logo yet? Learn more and download it.

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.

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