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September 1974

NEWS & INFORMATION: From the American Academy of Dermatology and its National Program for Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(3):455-457. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630090085024

Academy Expands Vistas to Meet Changes  As the world of medicine has changed, so has the American Academy of Dermatology.The words are those of F.A.J. Kingery, M.D., President of the Academy; he made the observation at the conclusion of a meeting of the AAD Board of Directors last June."Ever since its establishment in 1938," Dr. Kingery said, "the Academy has sought to answer the needs of the practicing dermatologist. During most of those years, the emphasis has been on continuing education—and the quality of the Annual Meeting has been second to none in specialty medicine.""In recent years, however," the Portland, Ore, dermatologist continued, "it has been necessary to expand our vistas; a once-a-year meeting was not enough."The birth and growth of the AAD's National Program of Dermatology is just one instance of how our specialty has organized to meet the challenges that now face us. NPD

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