American Dermatological Association (ADA) Annual Meeting
Membership in the ADA (different from the AAD), founded in 1876, requires nomination and election based on ‘meritorious contributions to the field of Medicine and Dermatology’. In 2012, when I got the news that I’d be inducted, I knew I’d made my derm dad, super proud! His comment: ‘Heidi, that is a big f$&#ing deal’ … Yup, you know your folks are not exaggerating their feelings when they either curse or cry! For this meeting, I got to revisit my old college and residency stomping grounds.