Registration Opens in September 2020
February 3-7, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

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Program Topics & Schedule

The 2020 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, February 5, 2020
7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. Dermoscopy Jennifer A. Stein, M.D.
II. Management of High Risk BCC and SCCMarc D. Brown, M.D.
III. Patient-centered Care in Dermatology: Health Literacy, Empowerment and Shared Decision-makingKelly M. Cordoro, M.D.*
IV. Cutaneous Manifestations of Infection in Returning TravelersBrian S. Schwartz, M.D.
8:25 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Janet A. Fairley, M.D.
DF UpdateJanet A. Fairley, M.D.
Keynote Address
New Insights into Melanoma Tumor SyndromesHensin Tsao, M.D., Ph.D.*
Mini-Symposium: Cancer
Update on Cutaneous LymphomaLaura B. Pincus, M.D.*
Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia: What Every Dermatologist Should KnowMilan Anadkat, M.D.
Mini-Symposium: Thinking Differently
Thinking Fast and Slow in DermatologyApril W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.*
A Clinician’s Perspective: Commentaries from the Journal of the American Academy of DermatologyWarren R. Heymann, M.D.
Mini-Symposium: Therapeutic Updates
Therapeutic Advances in LupusRuth Ann Vleugels, M.D., M.P.H.*
Vulvar Dermatology Update: What’s new down there?Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Management of HS: A Practical ToolkitGinette A. Okoye. M.D.
Morphea and Systemic Sclerosis UpdateHeidi T. Jacobe, M.D., M.S.C.S.*
12:45 p.m. Adjournment
5:30 p.m. Therapeutics Forum
Therapeutics Forum
Faculty Question & Answer Session
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. Therapeutic Pearls for Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis SuppurativaApril W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.*
II. Ancient Roots: Decoding African-American Hairstyles for the modern Dermatologist Ginette A. Okoye. M.D.
III. Great Cases from the UCSF Dermatopathology ServiceLaura B. Pincus, M.D.*
IV. Age Matters: Pearls for Managing Oral and Vulvar Disease in Patients Over 50Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.
8:25 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Jack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.*
AAD UpdateBruce H. Thiers, M.D.
Mini-Symposium: Patient Care Pearls
Medical Dermatology Pearls: Observed and AnticipatedWarren R. Heymann, M.D.
Surgical ComplicationsMarc D. Brown, M.D.
Dermatomyositis: What’s New in TreatmentRuth Ann Vleugels, M.D., M.P.H.*
Prevention of Infection in Patients Starting Biologic TherapyBrian S. Schwartz, M.D.
Phototherapy in Age of BiologicsHeidi T. Jacobe, M.D., M.S.C.S.*
Mini-Symposium: Melanocytic Lesions
Red, White and Black: Challenging Nevi in ChildrenKelly M. Cordoro, M.D.*
Management of Pigmented LesionsJennifer A. Stein, M.D.
Melanoma Update 2020Hensin Tsao, M.D., Ph.D.*
Lentigo Maligna ChallengesMarc D. Brown, M.D.
12:45 p.m. Adjournment
5:30 p.m. Therapeutics Forum
Therapeutics Forum
Faculty Question & Answer Session
Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:20 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Sessions
I. Dermatology World Insights and Inquiries: Evolving Perceptions of a Clinician-EducatorWarren R. Heymann, M.D.
II. Making Sense of Information Overload: Approach Medical LiteratureHeidi T. Jacobe, M.D., M.S.C.S.*
III. Molecules and Genetic Testing 101Hensin Tsao, M.D., Ph.D.*
IV. The Evolving Landscape of Skin Toxicities from ChemotherapyMilan Anadkat, M.D.
8:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Introduction Yvonne E. Chiu, M.D.*
Keynote Address
Health Policy Update—Medical Politics in an Election YearJack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.
Mini-Symposium: Psoriasis
The Paradox of Choice in Psoriasis: Comparative Effectiveness to Inform Therapeutic DecisionsApril W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.*
Pediatric Psoriasis: What’s New, What’s True?Kelly M. Cordoro, M.D.*
Mini-Symposium: Diagnostics
Is this Erythroderma Malignant?Laura B. Pincus, M.D.*
Advanced Therapies in Oral Bullous Disease: What’s new in there?Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermoscopy of Special SitesJennifer A. Stein, M.D.
Mini-Symposium: Special Populations
Management of Follicular Disorders in Men of ColorGinette A. Okoye. M.D.
More than GVHD: When Dermatologists Treat Bone Marrow Transplant RecipientsMilan Anadkat, M.D.
Vaccination for Patients on ImmunospressivesBrian S. Schwartz, M.D.
12:45 p.m. Adjournment
7:00 p.m. Meet the Faculty Reception
*Former DF Research Award Recipient

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