American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA)

A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) is the primary resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating policies that can enhance the quality of, and access to dermatologic care. The AADA advocates on behalf of its members and dermatology patients with Congress, state legislatures, regulatory agencies and private payers on issues of concern to the specialty.


Additional resources

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Media relations toolkit

Information on a variety of dermatologic issues that have recently been in the news.

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Legislative Conference

Learn about the AADA event held annually in Washington, D.C.

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Leadership Institute programs

A variety of programs to develop specialty leaders.



Learn about AAD mentoring/mentee opportunities


Help patients, communities, and the profession.




Support advocacy efforts through SkinPac.


Take action!

Contact legislators through the Dermatology Advocacy Network