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Session Information

FRM F108 - Perceptions of Dermatology in the House of Medicine

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B114/115

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Lisa A. Garner, MD, FAAD


  • Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD
  • Alexandra Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Moise L. Levy, MD, FAAD
  • Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify causes for negative perceptions of dermatologists
  • Examine possible practice changes that could change these perceptions
  • Use this information to discuss these issues with their colleagues

In December 2011 the results of a survey titled Research on Perceptions of Dermatology among Physician Leaders and Medical Association Executives was presented to the AAD/A Board of Directors. Although there were positive perceptions identified by this survey, several negative perceptions of dermatology/dermatologists by their physician peers were found. The speakers will present information (the survey, their experiences and /or available data) about the perception of dermatologists by other physicians in their areas interest/expertise. Should dermatologists be concerned how they are perceived by other physicians and if so, is there something we can do to address these negative perceptions?