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Join Us for the 8th Annual American Dermoscopy Meeting!

Dear Colleagues,

“Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River” are the opening lyrics to one of John Denver’s signature songs about an extremely picturesque region in the US that happens to be home to one of the few National Parks found in the eastern part of the US. After years of controversy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt formally opened Shenandoah National Park on July 3, 1936. Situated just 75 miles from hectic Washington DC, Shenandoah National Park offers cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, amazing sunsets, abundant wildlife, quite wooded hollows, meadows and so much more.  We invite you to attend the 8th Annual American Dermoscopy Meeting (ADM) on August 14-17, 2019 at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, close to this gem of a park located near our nation’s capital.

The alarming rise in skin cancer incidence and escalating costs associated with treating advanced disease has underscored the importance of early detection. The pressures to detect skin cancer as early as possible provides the primary impetus that fuels the demand for dermoscopy education. However, besides being invaluable in skin cancer screening, dermoscopy has also proven beneficial in diagnosing and managing a myriad of other disorders ranging from inflammatory conditions to hair diseases to infestations. Dermatologists, family physicians, doctors of osteopathic medicine, internists, advanced practice providers, as well as members of other sub-specialties in medicine are eager to learn the benefits and insights provided by this technique. Those already acquainted with dermoscopy continuously seek ways to refine their skills. The content of the 8th ADM will include information designed to benefit clinicians at all levels of dermoscopy training, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Even returning attendees will benefit from significant variation in materials presented. While the majority of medical conferences are held in large metropolitan centers, the most scenic parts of the United States, its National Parks, remain names or images on our bucket list. To address this, each year’s ADM takes place at a different US National Park – true masterpieces of nature that provide visitors with a myriad of outdoor activities to enjoy. We invite you to come and learn dermoscopy in an enjoyable, stimulating, interactive and relaxed environment while allowing your body and soul to get rejuvenated within beautiful Shenandoah National Park. I encourage you to carve out some time to take a hike or two, meander along Skyline Drive, marvel at the night sky or picnic with friends and family within these 200,000 acres of protected lands, which are a haven to deer, bears, and a cacophony of songbirds.

I look forward to meeting, interacting, laughing, hiking and enjoying life with you in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park in August 2019 at the 8th Annual American Dermoscopy Meeting.

With Warm Regards,

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD


Lectures for the 2018 American Dermoscopy Meeting are still available.
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Book Club

Join Iman Marghoob who will lead out in the Book Club Friday morning (time TBD) while ADM is in session. Click HERE to learn more.

Photo Contest

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