2019 Association of Professors of Dermatology Annual Meeting
13 September 2019 - 14 September 2019
The Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) was established in 1960 by leading educators in dermatology. The initial purpose of the organization—which remains much the same today—was the promotion of medical education, research, and patient care, particularly in undergraduate and graduate dermatology training programs.
The mission of the Association of Professors of Dermatology is to advance dermatology through exceptional education, science, and clinical care.
The Association of Professors of Dermatology is the recognized leadership organization of and voice for academic dermatology. It is a vitally important vehicle for networking and communicating among dermatology programs throughout North America, facilitating the exchange of information regarding best practices and excelling in programming aimed at the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of academic faculty and future leaders. The APD will be the leader in setting the standard for ethical practice, professionalism, and excellence in academic administration.
The APD Annual Meeting is a two-day CME activity providing sessions that focus on problems and solutions related to success in academic dermatology. This meeting serves as the central gathering place for sharing experiences and ideas, common interests and concerns, developing common solutions, and learning from one another. Plenary sessions were designed for all attendees. Breakout and concurrent specialty tracks were designed for specific sections.
The APD Annual Meeting is a live symposium, using didactic and interactive instructional methods, and designed to:
• advance educational and patient care standards.
• provide forums and networking opportunities for the exchange of information on academic dermatologic issues.
• foster the development of existing and new faculty.
• develop support strategies for academic dermatology.
• monitor dermatologic person power needs for both academic centers and clinical practice.
• provide ethical leadership in the dermatologic community.