I would like to thank everyone who attended last month’s Summer Academy Meeting! I hope you took advantage of the many outstanding education sessions and other professional development and networking opportunities, and had a chance to stop by the various exhibits. Among the many exciting activities offered, this year’s Summer Academy Meeting boasted 8 Leadership Institute sessions designed to address leadership competencies specific to dermatologists; 4 self-assessment sessions to assist members in meeting Part 2 of their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements; and a half-day international joint session of presentations from AAD and EADV members. As you know, the development of the Leadership Institute and continuing development of self-assessment and other educational delivery innovations are supported in part by Sustaining Fund donations.
Summer Academy Meeting also gave us another opportunity to show our thanks to our host city and to further extend our sun safety message. The Academy awarded an $8,000 grant to the City of New York Parks and Recreation to erect a shade structure as a part of our Dermatology in Action program. The shade structure is still being built; we’ll share a photo with you in a future issue of Philanthrop-e, so you can see your support come to life!
As you may know, Dermatology in Action was created to promote volunteerism and goodwill, which includes giving back to the communities that host the Annual and Summer Academy Meetings. While in New Orleans last spring, Dermatology in Action volunteers including AAD members, spouses, and others, helped to refurbish a local community center. Find out more about the hands-on volunteer activity that will take place at the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Thank you all for helping to make Summer Academy Meeting a success in so many ways!
C. William Hanke, MD, FAAD
Chair, Development Committee
|Givers' guide tip:
Each shade structure grant is $9,500. By giving to the AAD shade structure program, you can help a community build theirs! Contact us to learn more about shade structure naming opportunities.
Why I give to the Sustaining Fund
“I am so pleased to be able to contribute to the AAD shade structure program. This program not only protects our children during playtime but also promotes awareness and good lifestyle choices in our communities.”
Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD
“I give because I care about patients even when they’re not in my office...”
Tracy D. Kuykendall, MD, FAAD
“It's so important to give back and to support our Academy and the specialty we’ve chosen as our career.”
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
“I have seen firsthand what these contributions do for our patients.”
Ryan S. Owsley, MD, FAAD
Read more from Sustaining Fund donors.
Click here to see how 2011 Sustaining Fund gifts to date have been designated.
AAD members, keep an eye out for your 2012 membership renewal statements! You will be receiving them this fall. Remember, you can make your 2012 Sustaining Fund donation when you pay your dues, whether by mail or online.
Hot off the press!
The 2012 Leaders in Giving Partnering Opportunities booklet is now available! We’ve added some very exciting opportunities for support ranging from $2,000 and up.
A sampling of new opportunities includes international scholarships for young dermatologists from outside the U.S. and Canada to attend the Annual Meeting; Global Networking Center; Essentials in Medical Dermatology, a brand new program for residents; and several opportunities to support the Leadership Institute.
View the entire booklet or search for opportunities.