AAD leadership expresses sorrow, support in the wake of Orlando tragedy

torres-abel.jpgBy Abel Torres, MD
President, American Academy of Dermatology

The leadership of the American Academy of Dermatology joins its colleagues and friends in the Gay and Lesbian Dermatology Association (GALDA) in expressing our sorrow at the tragic shooting on June 12 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Leadership echoes GALDA’s sentiment that this tragedy “reminded us of the bonds that hold us together rather than the fears that may tear us apart” and stands in unity with GALDA’s support for the citizen heroes and professionals, including fellow physicians and nurses, who responded to the tragedy.

Leadership encourages AAD members who wish to support the victims of this tragedy to visit the website www.weareorlando.org about donations and other support.