American Academy of Dermatology

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AADThe American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 20,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) is the legislative and advocacy arm of AAD. Together with AAD, and in conjunction with AADA, CMPF participates in initiatives such as Melanoma Monday®, Congressional Skin Cancer Screening and Health Fairs on Capitol Hill, and the annual Legislative Conference in collaboration with the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) and the Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD). AAD designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-skin exams. CMPF is currently pursuing both a gubernatorial proclamation and state congressional joint resolution recognizing Melanoma Monday® annually in Massachusetts. The Annual Capitol Hill screening event is open to the public and attended by House and Senate members and staff. At this event CMPF provides information and resources to attendees along with other national organizations whose goal is skin cancer prevention and early detection. The keynote speakers are celebrities who have experienced melanoma and other skin cancers. Other speakers have included members of the Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus. Through partnerships with DNA and CSD, CMPF has participated in the AADA Legislative Conference in Washington DC. The agenda includes speakers from the national media, bipartisan House and Senate committees, and advocacy experts. The event is capped off by Hill visits where legislators and staff are educated about skin cancer, prevention measures, and barriers to care and medications. Members are asked to support bills and resolutions related to these issues.



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