American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting Draws More Than 18,500 to D.C.

Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 14, 2016) — More than 18,500 people from 107 countries attended the American Academy of Dermatology’s 74th Annual Meeting, which ran from March 4-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

The meeting featured more than 375 educational sessions, during which more than 1,000 speakers presented new research and clinical information on the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

“For 74 years, the Annual Meeting has delivered the best dermatologic education you can find,” said board-certified dermatologist Ilona Frieden, MD, FAAD, chair of the AAD’s Scientific Assembly Committee. “Dermatologists who attended the meeting gained valuable knowledge about dermatologic disease in order to provide their patients with the highest quality care available.”

Nearly 10,000 medical personnel attended the meeting, and researchers presented more than 1,000 scientific posters. Additionally, more than 400 companies exhibited at the meeting, occupying more than 180,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

The AAD’s 75th Annual Meeting will take place from March 3-7, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, 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 18,000 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 for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).