Media Relations Toolkit

Stay up-to-date on hot topics with this quick reference tool.

Get ideas for media pitches and social media posts.

Review clear, consistent talking points on the skin, hair and nail topics most commonly requested by the media.

Access helpful information and background materials, including news releases, statistics and infographics.

The Academy provides journalists with referrals to members of the Media Expert Team, who participate in interviews to educate the public about skin, hair, and nails. Join the Media Expert Team to help raise the visibility of the specialty and the range of services that dermatologists provide, and to receive helpful resources for use in media interviews.

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Suggested topic of the month


During the month of March, consider adapting the language below to share spring break skin care tips with your local media and your social media followers.


Traveling for spring break? I can tell you how to check your hotel room for bedbugs, as well as how to prevent and treat blisters so you can sightsee pain-free. If you want to look tan on the beach, I can provide tips for using self-tanner and sunscreen — and explain why indoor tanning is dangerous.