A Tradition of Excellence:  DF Clinical Symposium

Since 2003, the Dermatology Foundation has planned and delivered its annual DF Clinical Symposium for the benefit of practitioners and their patients. Long recognized as a high-value program, the DF works each year to assemble today’s experts to deliver the most current information on a wide range of topics that every dermatologist will find useful. The program schedule includes ample time for Q&A and the opportunity to interact with faculty.

Many of the program speakers each year are former DF research awardees who have gone on to make significant contributions to our understanding of dermatologic diseases and conditions. All faculty members are renowned specialty experts, dedicated to delivering the most current and practical information every dermatologist needs to know.

DF Delivers Another High-Value CME Program!

The 2024 Clinical Symposium program was held January 24–27 at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, FL, and in keeping with the program's reputation, SOLD out again this year. The high-quality CME-packed program was delivered by 14 expert faculty members and attended by over 400 dermatologists from across the US and Canada.

The Co-chairs have assembled the speakers and topics for the January 29–February 1, 2025, CS program. The DF will be announcing early bird registration dates and more throughout 2024. Reduced fees are available for DF members. Simply update your membership before registering for the meeting.

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Proceedings Coming Soon to Dermatology Focus

If you missed the 2024 event, be sure to visit Dermatology Focus this fall for a summary of the plenary talks.

More Than Skin Deep

Expanding the Treatment Toolbox

Case Conundrums

State-of-the-Art Medicine

Bringing You
Up to Date

Avoiding Pitfalls

2024 Clinical Symposia Sponsors


Ortho Dermatologics

Program Supporter




2024 Clinical Symposia Resident Program Sponsor

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."

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

“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.”

Meet Our Program Chairs

Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

Janet A. Fairley, MD

Dermatology Foundation President and Program Co-Chair

Yvonne E. Chiu, MD *

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

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD *

Program Co-Chair and Immediate Past President, American Medical Association

Meet the 2024 Faculty

Elizabeth Magill Billingsley, MD

Professor of Dermatology, Mohs Surgery
Penn State University College of Medicine
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD*

Jack W. Graffin Professor
Associate Professor of Dermatology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University

Jennifer N. Choi, MD*

Professor of Dermatology
Chief, Divisions of Oncodermatology and Medical Dermatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

David E. Cohen MD, MPH

Charles C. and Dorothea E. Harris Professor and 
Executive Vice Chairman for Operations and Strategy 
The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
New York University Grossman School of Medicine 

Carrie C. Coughlin, MD, MPHS*

Associate Professor, Dermatology and Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine / St. Louis Children's Hospital

Lindy P. Fox, MD*

Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco

David Khan, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Training Program
University of Texas Southwestern

Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR

Sol and Clara Kest Professor
Vice Chair of Research
Director of Mark Lebwohl Center for Neuroinflammation and Sensation
The Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ginette A. Okoye, MD*

Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Howard University School of Medicine

Olayemi (Yemi) Sokumbi, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Ashley Wysong, MD, MS

Professor and Founding Chair
William W. Bruce MD Distinguished Chair of Dermatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
Department of Dermatology

* Former DF Research Award Recipient

An Interactive Experience Providing Cutting-Edge Information

How to Obtain your CME

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Yale School of Medicine and The Dermatology Foundation. The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM.

Attendees may simply visit Yale’s CME system to download and print a transcript reflecting your CME credits for a DF Clinical Symposia.

For more detailed information regarding how to access your CME credits, we are happy to provide Yale CME Credit Access Instructions.

Should you have any questions regarding the CME system, please contact Yale CME at cme@yale.edu.