Advanced Leadership Forum

Designed specifically for mid-career level dermatologists, the Advanced Leadership Forum is a highly interactive and enriching weekend that provides an opportunity to advance leadership and communication skills while networking with colleagues and Academy leaders. 

The 2019 forum will be May 31-June 2, in Itasca, Illinois. Participants receive hotel accommodations, meals, and all workshops during the forum. This event is run in conjunction with the Leadership Forum for young physicians.

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  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must be 10 or more years since completing dermatology residency training, or must be six years past Leadership Forum attendance.
  • Must not have attended Advanced Leadership Forum in the past.
  • Must have interest in developing leadership skills around practice and advocacy.
  • Deadline for all applications and supporting documents is Nov. 15, 2018.
  • Selections will be disclosed in November 2018.

Program fee: Participants selected are required to pay a non-refundable program fee of $250. The Academy covers the remaining costs for all sessions and workshops, travel, lodging, and on-site meals.

  • What you will learn
    • Your DiSC® personality profile
    • Communication skills, including:
      • Managing teams
      • Influencing
      • Coalition-building
    • Work-life balance
    • Advocacy
  • How you will benefit
    • Gain insights into your own leadership style.
    • Discover how to leverage your leadership strengths to become an influential leader.
    • Enhance your communication skills.
    • Demystify the policy process.
    • Enjoy an invaluable peer-to-peer learning experience and networking opportunities.
  • Questions
    Contact Jaime Lewen at or call (847) 240-1350.