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February 2013

Your gifts make a difference

Your donations to the Academy are making a difference in the lives of individuals in communities throughout the country and overseas.  Stop by the AAD Resource Center at the Annual Meeting in Miami and staff can share the impact of our programs and answer questions you may have.  We’re in the Resource Center (Booth #1061) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 through Monday, March 4.

Also, if you have received an invitation to any of the events listed below and need more information before the Annual Meeting, please click on the reception name to contact us.

Givers' guide tip:
How does the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 affect you? Read highlights of charitable gift tax changes here or contact us with any questions.

Your time can make a difference

By volunteering your time to help patients and local communities, you demonstrate the compassion and positive impact of the specialty of dermatology. Volunteer through these Academy programs and give back in a meaningful way:

Click here to see a complete list of volunteer opportunities available.

Essentials of medical dermatology course for residents

Last fall, the Academy launched a pilot, non-CME educational program, Essentials of Medical Dermatology, designed to augment resident training in medical dermatology. The Academy will again offer this program in late summer of 2013. Conducted by faculty members who are experts in the field, this course is designed to provide practical medical dermatology information to residents in dermatology training programs early in their educational process. Topics include treatment and care of patients with psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, patch testing, blistering diseases, and collagen vascular diseases.

To learn more about how to partner with the Academy on this extraordinary program, please contact us.





Share your story about skin cancer

Olympic skier Julia Mancuso has joined the movement to raise awareness about skin cancer. Julia has family members who are dermatologists, and she knows people who spend a lot of time outdoors are at risk for skin cancer – even winter athletes. It is important to get that message out so people know they should take preventative sun safety measures at all times. “Ever since I was a little girl, my mom instilled in me the importance of protecting my skin from the sun," she says. "I follow that advice to this day — on the mountain or off.” Watch Julia’s story here and learn her tips for protecting her skin.

An important component of SPOT Skin Cancer™ is increasing public awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection. If you are a skin cancer survivor or have a loved one affected by this disease, share your story at www.SpotSkinCancer.org and help educate and inform others. Your story could save someone’s life! Read skin cancer survivor Meghan’s story and learn more about how you can get involved.


SPOT™ partnership for 2013

The Academy is pleased to announce a new cause marketing relationships with SPOT Skin Cancer™! Coolibar, Sun Protection You Wear will join the Academy in promoting sun safety and raising public awareness about early detection and prevention of skin cancer throughout the year. Coolibar, Sun Protection You Wear will be selling their product at the AAD Resource Center and at their booth in the exhibit hall.

Coolibar, Sun Protection You Wear is selling men’s, women’s, and children’s sun protective t-shirts and donating $10.00 of each sale to SPOT Skin Cancer™. The children’s t-shirt will be the first to showcase Gigi the Giraffe, the Academy's mascot for children's sun safety. Learn more about how companies can support SPOT Skin Cancer™.


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