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Impact Report — Spring 2022

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At the Academy, our number one priority is to support you, our members. We know that your practices are always evolving, and that the health care landscape is consistently changing. We are here for you to help weather those changes.

In this edition of the Impact Report, read about our advocacy and public education efforts that protect your patients and practice and distinguish you as the leader in your field, and what we’re doing to provide meaningful value to you through our everyday Academy membership benefits.

Advocating for you

We collaborate with the house of medicine to protect patients and your practice.

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Truth in advertising

We collaborate with the house of medicine to prevent misleading claims by non-physicians.

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Scope wins

We work with you to prevent unsafe scope of practice expansion efforts that jeopardize patient safety across the country.

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Patient access

From step therapy reform to unwarranted formulary changes, we are working to make sure patients have access to the treatments you prescribe.

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Medical research

Every year, we secure funding for skin cancer prevention and melanoma research efforts.

Educating the public

On our website and out in the world, we continue to position you as the experts, and the public is listening to you.

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Dermatologists in the news!

As a result of the Academy’s media relations activities, our messages were featured over 12,800 times throughout the U.S. last year.

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Melanoma Monday success

The AAD’s media relations efforts resulted in more than 500 stories on Melanoma Monday in a variety of media outlets across the country.

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Darker Skin Tones resource center

The Academy has launched a resource center that provides a convenient, centralized database of content for people with darker skin tones.

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Making big news

Coverage of the Annual Meeting appeared in more than 120 media stories and was seen more than 81 million times.

Member benefits

Your member benefits should not fly under the radar. Know what they are and how they can be used. Learn more about our new Learning Center, updated teledermatology resources, and more.

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Learning Center facelift

We recently gave the AAD Learning Center a facelift and you’ve been reporting an improved and enhanced learning experience.

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Teledermatology Toolkit

The Academy has updated its Teledermatology Toolkit to meet the ever-evolving needs of your practice. We have also published new Teledermatology Standards.

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A venue for your voice

What if there was a free, secure forum by dermatologists for dermatologists to discuss clinical issues? Now it’s a reality. Come join the discussion at AAD Clinical Community.

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Packing a punch

More than 15,000 attended the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting in Boston, to hear more than 1,000 expert speakers during more than 300 sessions.