American Academy of Dermatology Holds 68th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 General News J E 4

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center. With an anticipated attendance of more than 17,000, this meeting will feature world-renowned leaders in the field of dermatology and presentations on the latest research in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

The Academy will host media briefings and roundtable discussions with select Academy member dermatologists. The schedule of events is as follows:


    12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Media Briefing: Your Skin's Health: Treating and Protecting Your Largest Organ

-- New Treatments and Good Skin Care Helping Patients Control Acne and

Rosacea -- Jenny Kim, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD, University of California, Los


-- Contact Dermatitis Can Be Irritating, Especially When the Cause is a

Mystery -- Joseph F. Fowler, Jr., M.D., FAAD, University of Louisville

    -- Sizing Up Nanotechnology -- Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD, University
       of North Carolina


    8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Fulfilling Great Expectations: Caring for New Mothers and Mothers-to-Be -- Jenny Murase, M.D., FAAD, University of California, San Francisco


8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Bedbugs, Scabies and Head Lice ~ Oh My! -- Albert C. Yan, M.D., FAAD, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital, Philadelphia


    12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Media Briefing: Skin Science ~ Medical Research and Treatments Offer Options for Patients

    -- Melanoma Update: Recent Technological Advances are Helping
       Dermatologists Diagnose and Treat Early Stage Melanomas -- Harold S.
       Rabinovitz, M.D., FAAD, University of Miami
    -- Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of

Hair Loss -- Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D., FAAD, University of Rochester,

       Rochester, N.Y.
    -- Psoriasis is More Than Skin Deep -- Alan Menter, M.D., FAAD, Baylor
       Research Institute, Dallas


    8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Is There a Melanoma Epidemic? -- Darrell S. Rigel, M.D., FAAD, New York University

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Media Briefing: Derm A to Z ~ Dermatologists Have the Answers From Head to Toe

-- New Research Reveals How Popular Skin Filler Works at the Molecular

Level to Stimulate Collagen Production in Sun-Damaged Skin -- Dana L.

       Sachs, M.D., FAAD, University of Michigan
    -- Skin of Color Population Faces Unique, But Treatable Dermatologic
       Conditions -- Andrew F. Alexis, M.D., MPH, FAAD, Columbia University
       College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

For more information about the meeting, contact the Academy's Communications Department at (847) 330-0230. Media planning to attend the Annual Meeting must register on-site in the Academy Press Office located in Room D-240 of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Press Office phone number will be (786) 276-4510 beginning Thursday, March 4.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 16,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy 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 Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or

CONTACT: Jennifer Allyn, +1-847-240-1730,, Kara McFarland, +1-847-240-1701,, or Allison Sit, +1-847-240-1746,, all of AAD.

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology



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