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As a non-profit organization and advocate, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology believes an interconnected healthcare community is a strong one. All members of the dermatology community play an important role in creating and bringing to market innovative products, therapeutics, and services. Through in-person and virtual events, we connect clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and others to improve the field of dermatology.
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Upcoming Events


Dermatology Summit 2025

January 12, 2025

The 2025 Dermatology Summit will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2025 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Registration will open in August.


AAD Innovation Academy

August 1-4, 2024

Discover the latest research and innovations across a broad spectrum of clinical topics.  

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Innovations in Dermatological Sciences Conference

September 24, 2024 - virtual

The Annual Innovations in Dermatological Sciences Conference, hosted by the Rutgers Center for Dermal Research, will be held virtually on September, 24, 2024.


EADV Congress 2024

September 25-28, 2024

EADV Congress includes hands-on workshops, sub-specialty sessions, and industry sessions.


JSID 2024

December 6-8, 2024

The 49th Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology meeting will be held in Nagoya, Japan. The theme is "What We Have Learned and Where We are Going".


Skin & Digital Summit Series

Throughout 2024

The Vision of the Skin & Digital Summit is to create and facilitate a conversation throughout the year about what advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence can bring to the Skin Business.

On-Demand Content


Putting the Brakes on Autoimmunity: Checkpoint Agonists in Dermatology

On November 1, 2023, academia and industry speakers discussed recent advances in the development of checkpoint agonists for dermatology in this complimentary webinar.

The Science Behind Innovations in Topical Generic Drug Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges

On September 19, 2023 we heard from FDA experts on the latest advances in topical drug assessment.  

Dermatology Innovation Forum 2022

Listen to inspiring talks that can lead dermatology in its next generation of products and services.

Dermatology Summit 2022

Leaders in the dermatology space discuss the next generation of dermatology companies and products.

Advances in Understanding the Itch-Scratch Cycle

Learn how recent fundamental advances in neurobiology, neuroimmunology, and artificial intelligence have informed fundamental mechanisms, characteristics, and new treatments for patients with chronic pruritus. 

Digital Dermatology: Opportunities and Challenges for Novel Sensors in Clinical Trails

Academia and industry speakers discuss the State of the Art of wearable sensors.

The Mast Cell-Neuron Axis: Implications for Future Skin and Itch Therapies

Learn how fundamental advances in neuroimmunology and mast cell biology may provide a new paradigm for drug discovery and development.

Skin & Digital Summits

Listen to experts discuss digital technology & artificial intelligence advancements.

Past Events


Dermatology Innovation Forum - March 7, 2024

The 2024 Dermatology Innovation Forum was held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Dermatology Summit - January 7, 2024

The 2024 Dermatology Summit was held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. 

Dermatology Innovation Forum - March 16, 2023

The 2023 Dermatology Innovation Forum returned as an in person on Thursday, March 16 at the Higgins Hotel New Orleans. 

Dermatology Summit - January 8, 2023

The 2023 Dermatology Summit returned as an in person event on Sunday, January 8 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

BNP's for Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment

The BNP platform can be harnessed for the delivery of pharmacologic agents to other components of the skin and mucosa.

CAR-T Cells as a Therapy for γδ T-cell Cancers

CAR technology harnesses the immune system’s power to induce lasting remissions of previously refractory B cell leukemias and lymphomas.

Machine Learning as a Catalyst to Understand the Impact of Chronic Itch

Explore the use of a machine-learning and wireless-based innovative device “Emerald”, as a way to more accurately quantify itch.