American Academy of Dermatology Wraps Up 2015 Annual Meeting

Topics like health care reform, teledermatology, quality care addressed

The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California

The American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. (Photo: MedPage Today)

The American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting took place this past weekend, March 20-24, and throughout the meeting several topics of interests were highlighted. Among them were health care reform and the impact it has on the field of dermatology, maintaining quality care for patients, the growing problem of skin cancer and the role dermatologists have in early diagnosis and the role of teledermatology in the future.

“The future of dermatology and how dermatologists can continue to offer quality patient care remains a key issue for the academy,” said AAD scientific assembly chair Joan Guitart, MD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, as quoted in an article from MedPage Today.

A number of speakers were on hand to discuss a wide variety of topics, including American Medical Association president-elect Steven J. Stack, MD, who spoke on both the challenges and opportunities the dermatology profession faces in the next decade.

Workshop sessions included topics like advanced suture techniques, nail surgery and the use of cosmetic fillers. There were also sessions that focused on late-breaking science and the newest trends in dermatology.

For more information on the AAD’s annual meeting, click here: Future of Dermatology on Display at AAD.

Be sure to visit the AAD’s website for up-to-date news and information.

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