Archive | November 2014

The American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting

A recognized South Jersey Top Physician, Dr. Coyle Connolly is a board-certified dermatologist and clinical professor, who has authored numerous medical publications and appeared as a guest medical expert on several major networks, including Fox News and ABC. Throughout his career, Dr. Coyle Connolly has maintained memberships in various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a nonprofit that works to advance dermatological care through programs and activities aimed at research, advocacy, and education.

A strong proponent of lifelong learning, the AAD offers its members a number of educational meetings and programs to help them improve their practice and stay current with the latest research and medical advancements in dermatology. In addition to regional conferences and webinars, the AAD holds several major events throughout the year, including its Annual Meeting, the largest dermatology meeting in the world.

The AAD is currently preparing for its 73rd Annual Meeting, which will take place March 20-24, 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The five-day event will include more than 350 sessions on a variety of topics related to the prevention and diagnosis and treatment of dermatological disease. The meeting will also feature several prominent expert speakers, including Bruce E. Wintroub, MD, who will deliver an address on the future of dermatology. More detailed information about the event can be found by visiting http://www.aad.org.

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Skin Cancer and Melanoma

A licensed New Jersey physician, Dr. Coyle Connolly sees patients throughout Southern and Central New Jersey. Dr. Coyle Connolly offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology procedures and also treats skin cancer. In fact, his office was the first in its region to offer the MelaFind, a device that identifies moles containing cancerous cells.

A leading cancer among Americans, skin cancer is diagnosed in more than two million people each year. Nearly five million Americans receive treatment annually for the disease, which results in expenditures of $8.1 billion, according to the surgeon general. Of the 3.5 million types of skin cancers, melanoma is the most fatal, taking the lives of 9,000 per year. The current melanoma death rate is a 200% increase from 1973.

Melanoma can be caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation when tanning under the sun or in a tanning bed. The body’s skin cells begin to mutate and rapidly multiply, which results in malignant tumors. The tumors take on a form that resembles a discolored mole. Primarily black or brown, the mole, also known as melanoma, can also be pink, purple, white, and red. Early detection is the key to curing the disease.