Program Topics & Schedule

The 2018 DF Clinical Symposia topics and distinguished faculty were selected to ensure you have the latest authoritative and practical information in clinical dermatology—information you will find of great value in your daily practice. Learn about advances and hot topics in dermatology via informal breakfast sessions, presentations and Q&A sessions.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. HPV and Head and Neck CancerSteven M. Sperry, M.D.
II. A Decade of B-Blockers for Infantile Hemangiomas: What We Understand & Lingering QuestionsBeth A. Drolet, M.D.
III. Update on the Treatment of Difficult Psoriasis SubtypesKristina Callis Duffin, M.D.
IV. The History of Feminine HygieneBethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D.
8:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
Keynote Address
What's Trending in Contact DermatitisDavid E. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
Mini-Symposium:
Inflammatory Disease Updates
2018 Update on Hormonal Treatments for AcneKanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D.
The Usual Suspects Go Down Under: Genital Psoriasis and Atopic DermatitisBethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D.
Systemic Medications in Pediatric DermatologyJonathan A. Dyer, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Syphilis in the 21st Century: Sex, Sores, Science, and SurveillanceKenneth A. Katz, M.D.
Herpes is Everywhere! Pearls for Dermatologists to KnowKarolyn A. Wanat, M.D.
DF UpdateKim B. Yancey, M.D.
AAD UpdateSuzanne M. Olbricht, M.D.
CPC Session (Moderator: Janet A. Fairley, M.D.)Kanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan A. Dyer, M.D.
Marta J. Van Beek, M.D., M.P.H.
Karolyn A. Wanat, M.D.
12:40 p.m. Adjournment
5:30 p.m. Therapeutics Forum
Friday, January 26, 2018
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. Back to the Future: STD Pearls for DermatologistsKenneth A. Katz, M.D.
II. High Quality Care in Teledermatology: What is Required?Karen E. Edison, M.D.
III. Improving Your Nail ProceduresSuzanne M. Olbricht, M.D.
IV. Inpatient Consult Cases from UCSFKanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D.
8:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Jack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.
Mini-Symposium:
Emerging Evidence and Emerging Diseases
Emerging Infectious Diseases: Focus on Returning TravelersKarolyn A. Wanat, M.D.
Birthmarks, Oncogenes and Embryogenesis; Can Patterning Connect the Dots? Beth A. Drolet, M.D.
New Developments in Atopic DermDavid E. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
Dermatologic Surgery and Minor Procedures
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Head and NeckSteven M. Sperry, M.D.
Pigmented Lesions: Primary Lesion Biopsy & ExcisionSuzanne M. Olbricht, M.D.
How Concomitant Medications Impact Surgical OutcomesMarta J. Van Beek, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatric Procedure PearlsJonathan A. Dyer, M.D.
Comorbidities and Associations of Skin Diseases
What Every Dermatologist Should Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)Kanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D.
Tailoring Psoriasis Therapy to ComorbiditiesKristina Callis Duffin, M.D.
12:40 p.m. Adjournment
5:30 p.m. Therapeutics Forum
Saturday, January 27, 2018
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. Healthcare Reform: Beyond RidiculousMarta J. Van Beek, M.D., M.P.H.
II. Interesting and Educational Cases from Consults and Beyond!Karolyn A. Wanat, M.D.
III. Photodermatitis and Clinical Photo-MedicineDavid E. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
IV. Emerging Therapies for Genetic and Mosaic Skin DisordersJonathan A. Dyer, M.D.
8:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Janet A. Fairley, M.D.
Mini-Symposium:
Health Policy
Positioning Dermatology (and our Image) for a Bright FutureKaren E. Edison, M.D.
Healthcare Reform UpdateJack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.
Patient Interactions, Technologies, and Practice Satisfaction
LGBT Health Matters: Cultural and Medical Competence for DermatologistsKenneth A. Katz, M.D.
Patient Experience: 8 Tips to Successfully Engaging Children & Parents in Dermatology Beth A. Drolet, M.D.
Maintaining the Joy of PracticeSuzanne M. Olbricht, M.D.
Improving Care with the Dermatology ECHO ModelKaren E. Edison, M.D.
Cutaneous Oncology
High-Risk Cutaneous SCC in the Head and NeckSteven M. Sperry, M.D.
Cutaneous Malignancies of the Genitalia: Dermatologists' Domain?Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D.
Surgical Margins: How Big & For WhatMarta J. Van Beek, M.D., M.P.H.
12:50 p.m. Adjournment
7:00 p.m. Meet the Faculty Reception