AAD 2017

Genetic insights inform autoinflammatory therapiesKnowing the genetic basis of monogenic skin diseases may one day help dermatologists treat non-monogenic skin diseases as well.
Flexibility guides EHR futureCMS' meaningful use program for electronic health records (EHRs) has morphed into the Advancing Care Information (ACI) initiative, which loosens restrictions for earning EHR bonuses.
2016 studies highlight adjuvant zoster vaccine, UV protectionImportant recent publications from mainstream medical journals highlight the following: Automobile side windows do not block UV radiation well; An adjuvant herpes zoster vaccine works as well in patients over 70 years old as it did in the 50-plus age group; The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine dosing based on actual, not ideal, weight.
Literature updates in pediatric dermatologyA recent pediatric allergy study spells out how to safely introduce peanuts to high-risk (and other) children. Another study suggests that melatonin may have immunomodulatory effects in AD.
AAD updates: Clinical dermatologyThe American Academy of Dermatology kicks off March 3. Follow here for updates on advancements in clinical dermatology.