BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology is holding the Summer Academy Meeting 2012, its summer scientific meeting, in Boston, through August 19, at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street. World-renowned dermatologists will present information on the latest research in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.
As part of the Academy's "Dermatology in Action" service initiative that gives back to the cities in which the Academy hosts its scientific meetings, a shade structure grant has been awarded to Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan, Mass. The shade structure, funded by La Roche-Posay, will provide students with protection from the sun's dangerous rays. In addition, the school will receive signage to educate the community about ways to protect themselves from the sun, such as seeking shade, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30, and wearing protective clothing.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Academy's Communications Department at (847) 330-0230. Media planning to attend the Summer Academy Meeting 2012 must register on-site at the Academy Press Registration Kiosk located in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Hynes Convention Center. Press registration is available Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Press Registration Kiosk phone number is (617) 954-2953 beginning Thursday, August 16.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).
SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology