Meetings and events

The AAD supports the highest quality patient care by developing and presenting information that enhances continuing education in dermatology. AAD meetings offer the latest on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dermatologic disease from the foremost experts in the field.

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2018 Legislative Conference

Learn about issues and legislation that could affect the specialty’s future, receive expert advice on how to get your message heard by legislators, and help advance AADA’s legislative priorities by meeting directly with members of Congress.

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2018 AAD Summer Meeting

Take advantage of summer’s casual setting to meet one-on-one with dermatology experts and decision makers from around the world.

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2018 Derm Exam Prep Course

Whether you're studying for re-certification or looking to stay up-to-date, the Derm Exam Prep Course is a perfect refresher to examine images and clinical cases not seen in everyday practice.

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24th World Congress of Dermatology

The Italian Society of Dermatology is honored to host the 24th World Congress of Dermatology in Milan from June 10-15, 2019. It will be held under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies.

Coding and practice management webinars

Join our AADA experts as you learn the latest coding and regulatory changes your practice needs for the new year. Topics include updates to the 2018 MACRA program, ICD-10-CM and AMA CPT® changes, new CMS mandates, biopsy codes, and much more!

DW Meeting News

Did you miss a meeting or a session? Read coverage about sessions from the AAD's Summer Meeting and the Annual Meeting, listen to podcasts that feature notable speakers, and view image galleries on the Dermatology World Meeting News website.


Direct a session at the Annual or Summer Meeting

All AAD members are invited to submit a new session application for consideration for the Academy’s Annual or Summer Meetings. Please review future deadlines to direct a session listed below. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Future deadlines to direct a session

The application to direct a session at both the Annual and Summer meetings will open about 15 months prior to the meeting and will close shortly after the previous year's meeting. Application timelines are listed below. Once the submission site for the meeting is available, you may click on the meeting to start an application submission. If you have any questions, please email

Meeting dates
Application timeline
2017 Summer: July 27-30, New York City
Annual: Feb. 16-20, San Diego
  Summer: July 26-29, Chicago


Annual: March 1-5, Washington, D.C.
  Summer: July 25-28, New York
Summer 2018 - August 2018

Previous meetings archive

View previous meeting programs, session handouts, electronic poster exhibits, and floor plans.

Event calendar

See dermatologic-related events happening around the world by viewing this event calendar.

Future AAD meeting dates

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Upcoming Events