"Over the last several days the AAD has received notices from faculty nationwide who have been put on a travel ban from their institutions," explained AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD. "Due to the limited number of academic faculty able to present at our meeting and other related factors, we are no longer able to host the high-caliber meeting that our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect."
Hruza said that AAD is exploring virtual meeting options "that deliver world-class education, spotlight dermatology’s innovation, and celebrate the many achievements we had planned to recognize in Denver."
The AAD annual meeting has become a popular destination for companies such as Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of other cosmetic and personal care companies. The event gives them a unique opportunity to showcase their newest skin care formulas and solutions to thousands of dermatologists in an ever-growing exhibition hall.