An authoritative, peer-reviewed continuing medical education program.

The annual Dermatology Foundation Clinical Symposia is a highly regarded three-day CME event created to share outstanding experts’ knowledge in formal plenary talks, roundtables, and interactive forums.

The DF’s Highly Acclaimed Clinical Symposia Returns February 2-5, 2022

We are pleased to announce that our 19th annual CME meeting, the DF Clinical Symposia — Advances in Dermatology will be held this February in Naples, Florida. Our program chairs have assembled renowned specialty experts to deliver cutting-edge talks on a broad range of topics every attendee will find valuable.

This program is accredited for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and was created to provide dermatologists, residents and non-physician clinicians with the latest authoritative information.


Health and Safety

Our top priority is the safety of all our program attendees, faculty and meeting staff during the pandemic.

  • Proof of vaccination will be required for all participants two weeks prior to the start of the program.
  • All attendees must wear a mask indoors, at all times, unless eating or drinking.

We are committed to delivering a live quality meeting that exercises appropriate caution. We will continue to monitor the circumstances and are working with the hotel to develop prudent health and safety procedures. Details of additional measures will be shared on this site and via email to all registrants in the four to six weeks prior to the program.

2022 Agenda: Symposia Topics

Immunology, Inflammation, and Infection

The Skin and Beyond

Clinical Pearls

News of the World

Therapeutic Updates

Case-Based Dermatology

Past Participants Say It All

"This is just a great meeting! Excellent speakers, topics, well-organized, good therapeutics forum. This is the best meeting I attend."

"The high quality of EVERY talk, the venue, location, and small group settings of morning sessions and symposium. Absolutely the best conference offered all year."

“By far the best conference I have attended. The topics were relevant, the speakers were entertaining, and I learned how to tweak treatment regimens for many different diseases.”

“This is the best derm meeting by far. I love the relaxed atmosphere, excellent topics and great faculty. Also, fantastic locale and venue.”

Meet Our Program Chairs

Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

Dermatology Foundation President and Program Co-Chair
Yvonne Chiu

Yvonne E. Chiu, M.D.

DF Executive Committee Member and Program Co-Chair
Dr. Jack Resneck Jr., MD

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.

Program Co-Chair President-Elect, American Medical Association

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Tina Bhutani, MD, MAS
Tina Bhutani, M.D.

Associate Professor, Dermatology
UCSF School of Medicine

Jeremy Bordeaux, M.D.

Director, Dermatologic Surgery University Hospitals of Cleveland

Dr. Steven T. Chen, MD
Steven Chen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Mark Denis P. Davis, MD
Mark Denis Davis, M.D.

Chair, Dermatology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Nkanyezi N. Ferguson, MD, FAAD
Nkanyezi Ferguson, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology University of Iowa

Esther E. Freeman MD, PhD, DTM&H
Esther Freeman M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Robert G. Micheletti, MD
Robert Micheletti, M.D.

Associate Professor of Dermatology Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kishwer S. Nehal, MD
Kishwer Nehal, M.D.

Director, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Jeffrey P. North, MD
Jeffrey North, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology

Dr. Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD
Kenneth Tomecki, M.D.

President, American Academy of Dermatology Staff Physician, Dermatology Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Treat
James Treat, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Dermatology Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An Interactive Experience Providing Cutting-Edge Information

How to Obtain your CME

For April 2021 Virtual Seaside Chats Registrants

Yale CME is the accredited provider for the 2021 DF Clinical Symposia and has provided the Yale CME Credit Access Instructions which explains how to access your CME credits. Please know, you will only be able to access, download and print a transcript reflecting your CME credits for the 2021 DF Clinical Symposia — rather than a CME certificate.


Continuing Medical Education Credits

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Yale School of Medicine designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dermatology Foundation Members

Should you have any questions regarding the CME system, please contact Yale CME at 203-785-4578.

IMPORTANT NOTE: On-demand viewing is not eligible for CME credit.

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