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Statement from American Academy of Dermatology President Mark Kaufmann in support of Iranian protestors

Statement from AAD President Mark Kaufmann, MD, FAAD

ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 18, 2022) — The American Academy of Dermatology stands in solidarity with our Iranian members and their countrywomen and men who are facing violence and repression in response to protests against the Iranian government’s oppressive policies. Our hearts are also with our many members here in the U.S. with strong ties, including friends, families, and colleagues in Iran. Medical science demands freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas, and the Academy supports the right of all people to speak freely and protest peacefully.

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Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care because skin, hair, and nail conditions can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow @AADskin on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.