Highlights from

American Academy of Dermatology

annual meeting 2018

San Diego 16-20 February 2018

Letter from The Editor

It is my pleasure to present the conference report of the 2018 AAD Annual meeting held from 16-20 February in San Diego, USA. The Meeting was a huge success. The programme covered all aspects of dermatology, incorporating both explorative research and clinical studies.

For this report we have selected the clinically most relevant topics and key outcomes presented at the meeting. It includes updates on Psoriasis, Atopic dermatitis, Acne management, Alopecia Areata, Melanoma, innovative therapeutic approaches, and more.

Enjoy reading!

Prof. dr. Peter van de Kerkhof


Peter van de Kerkhof is Professor in Dermatology and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology of the University Medical Centre St. Radboud, Nijmegen. Professor van de Kerkhof graduated in Medicine from the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1978 and trained in Dermatology at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen. Since his first publication on psoriasis in 1980, Professor van de Kerkhof has kept a long-standing commitment to research on the pathogenesis and treatment of psoriasis. He serves as Editor or Associated Editor for 7 dermatological journals and has published over 700 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Professor van de Kerkhof is a member of 12 international dermatology organisations and is past President of the European Society for Dermatological Research, the European Dermatology Forum and the International Psoriasis Council.

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