Update your Find a Dermatologist profile, the Academy's directory that's visited by over 1 million people a year.
Learn about the Academy's efforts to refocus its brand on education, advocacy, member-centricity, and innovation.
Discover the wealth of educational opportunities offered through the Academy.
Get the educational content you love through 60+ educational sessions, back in a live format.
Find practical guidance on coding issues common in dermatology practices.
Learn how to avoid a penalty and earn an incentive when reporting MIPS.
Review current clinical guidelines, those in development, and guidelines that the AAD has collaborated on.
The Academy has developed 22 quality measures to help advance quality improvement.
Read this month's top stories in Dermatology World.
Check out DermWorld Insights & Inquiries for the latest updates from Dr. Warren Heymann
Access tools and practical guidance in evaluating and overcoming personal and staff burnout.
Get help to evaluate what practice model fits your needs, as well as guidance on selling a practice.
Learn about the Academy's advocacy priorities and how to join efforts to protect your practice.
Access resources to help you promote the specialty in your community and beyond.
Rosemont, Ill. (Nov. 25, 2020) – This year, many of us have been forced to face up to uncomfortable truths about the legacy of racism in our communities, in our country, and in many professions. Dermatologists must be honest with ourselves about the profound wrongs done by some of our venerated leaders of the past.
The AAD strongly supports informed consent in all medical treatment and medical research scenarios. No treatment, however effective it may turn out to be, should be developed on the backs of unwilling or unwitting subjects. However, we know that some of the landmark treatments for acne and aging skin exist because they were unethically tested on inmates, most of them Black, at Holmesburg Prison in Pennsylvania under the direction of dermatologist Albert M. Kligman, MD.
We cannot undo this injustice, but we can, and do:
acknowledge the injustice
acknowledge that disparate impacts on people of color still exist today
commit ourselves to advocating for equal access to care for patients of all races
promise to work to ensure that our specialty’s diversity better reflects that of the country at large
pledge to make it possible for all dermatologists to receive proper training to care for patients with skin of every color
The Academy is committed to playing a critical role in advancing the specialty and instilling trust in every community.