Diversity in Dermatology™
2022 Conference

FEBRUARY 24 - 26, 2022

Hilton Clearwater Beach | FLORIDA

Preliminary Conference Agenda

21 Category I CMEs/CEUs pending approval, plus additional CMEs/CEUs of bonus content will be available online following the conference

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Approach to Treatment of Acanthosis Nigricans in the Skin of Color Patient

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

7:50 AM – 8:10 AM
Beauty Product Use Among African American Women

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD and Tracee Blackburn, PA-C 

8:30 AM – 9:10 AM
Systemic Disease in Skin of Color:  Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, Mycosis Fungoides, Sezary Syndrome, and Lupus
Ted Rosen, MD 

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Product Theater

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Break

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Psoriasis, IBD, and PsA – How It All Relates
Julio Gonzalez, MD

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion

11:30AM – 12:10PM
HS in Skin of Color and the Association with Comorbidities/PASH Syndrome
Faculty TBD

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Tracee Blackburn, PA-C & TBD

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Product Theater

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM
Dermoscopy in Nails, Skin of Color Nail Disorders
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM

1:35 PM – 1:55 PM
Injection/Debridement Procedures for Nails
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM
Panel Discussion
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM and TBD

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Break

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM
Skin Pain and Inflammatory Disease
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM
Ocular Manifestations of Atopic Dermatitis
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

3:25 PM – 3:45 PM
Panel Discussion

3:45 PM- 4:30 PM
Product Theater

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
All Faculty

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Poster/Abstract Presentations – What’s New in the Data Science

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Arrival Reception with Exhibitors & Sponsors

Friday, February 25th, 2022

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
The ABCs of Treating AD in Skin of Color
Marc Serota, MD

7:50 AM – 8:10 AM
Pearls to Treating Hand Eczema
Matt Zirwas, MD

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Matt Zirwas, MD, Marc Serota, MD and TBD

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
Dupilumab: Beyond Atopic Dermatitis
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM
Allergen of the Year – How the Top Allergens Affect the Skin
Matt Zirwas, MD

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Matt Zirwas, MD and Vivian Shi, MD and TBD

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Product Theater

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Exhibitor Break 

10:45 AM – 11:25 AM
Differential Diagnosis of White Spots in Skin of Color
Ted Rosen, MD

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM
Panel Discussion

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM 
The Symbiotic Relationship Between Industry and Dermatology
Todd Schlessinger, MD

12:25 PM – 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion
Todd Schlessinger, MD and Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C and Shanna Miranti, PA-C

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Product Theater

1:30 PM – 2:10PM
Acne From Birth to Death – Special Considerations in Skin of Color
Pearl Kwong, MD

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Pearl Kwong, MD​ and Shanna Miranti, MPAS, PA-C

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Break

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
Treating the Transgender Dermatology Patient
Faculty TBD

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Product Theater

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Panel Discussion
All Faculty

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Poster/Abstract Presentations – What’s New in the Data Science

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
International Welcome Reception – Around the World

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Allergy Pearls for the Dermatology Practitioner
Marc Serota, MD

7:50 AM – 8:10 AM
Treating Acne Keloidalis in the African American Patient
Alix Charles, MD

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Marc Serota, MD and Alix Charles, MD

8:30 AM – 9:10 AM
Microbial Diversity in Kids
Pearl Kwong, MD

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Pearl Kwong, MD and TBD

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Product Theater

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Exhibitor Break

10:45 AM – 11:25 AM
Genomics in Dermatology: The Future is Now
Faculty TBD

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM
Panel Discussion
Faculty TBD

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM 
You Don’t Know JAK! Understanding JAK and TYK2 Inhibitors
Todd Schlessinger, MD

12:25 PM – 12:45 PM 
Panel Discussion

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Product Theater

1:30 PM – 2:10PM
Cultural Competency
Alix Charles, MD

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Alix Charles, MD and Andrea Brezill, MMS, PA-C​

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Break

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM
Strange Pediatric Rashes You Won’t Want to Miss
Pearl Kwong, MD

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Pearl Kwong, MD and TBD

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Product Theater

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Final Panel Discussion
All Faculty

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Poster/Abstract Presentations – What’s New in the Data Science

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
VIP Reception with DID Leaders & Level Sponsored Industry Partners

Featured Faculty & DID Leaders

Courses – Enduring Material

Hair Loss and Hair Trends in African American Females

  • Identify risk factors of hair loss in African American females
  • Understand the common diagnoses and treatment of hair loss in AA females
  • Understand hair trends in AA females and considerations in treatment
  • Discuss a practical clinical approach to managing a hair loss patient

Faculty:
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

Laser in Skin of Color

  • Develop an approach in selecting appropriate lasers for skin of color
  • Understand risk factors that may affect treatment outcomes in skin of color
  • Understand which lasers may be utilized in patients with underlying conditions
  • Develop an awareness of possible adverse outcomes that may be associated with lasers in skin of color

Faculty:
Jeffrey Hsu, MD

Treating the Transgender Population with Isotretinoin

  • Understand the concerns that may arise in treatment of transgender patients with isotretinoin
  • Develop a treatment plan to minimize adverse effects and optimize outcome
  • Understand the approach to birth control options with the use of isotretinoin
  • Understand the approach to iPledge

Faculty:
Josh Zeichner, MD

Recognizing Skin Cancer and Melanoma in Patients of Color

  • Identify features that enhance early skin cancer and melanoma detection in patients of color
  • Understand risk factors that may increase skin cancer and melanoma in patients of color
  • Identify and understand how to access high-risk anatomical areas in patients of color
  • Identify potential areas of misdiagnosis in patients of color

Faculty:
George Cohen, MD

Unmasking Pigmentary Disorders

  • Understand common pigmentary disorders and develop a differential diagnosis
  • Develop and execute effective treatment plans and how to counsel patients appropriately for pigmentary disorders in skin of color
  • Identify pros and cons of the various treatment options for pigmentary disorders
  • Learn how to avoid and prevent pigmentary changes

Faculty:
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

Genetic and Rare Skin Disorders You Won’t Want to Miss

  • Develop an understanding of common features/ clues that may suggest genetic or rare disorder
  • Understand what tests to order, where to send these tests, and who to refer or collaborate with when dealing with rare and genetic skin disorders
  • Familiarize yourself with genetic and rare skin disorders, the approach to these disorders, and potential treatment options
  • Understand the prevalence of these disorders in a diversified population

Faculty:
Ted Rosen, MD

How to Overcome Itch and Long-Term Skin Sequelae of Atopic Dermatitis

  • Define a treatment plan for patients presenting with uncontrolled pruritic atopic dermatitis
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for common mimics of atopic dermatitis when unresponsive to treatment, especially in the adult population
  • Understand how to avoid, prevent, and treat long-term sequelae of atopic dermatitis to include stubborn lichenification, pigmentary changes, scarring, and the psychosocial aspect of the disease.
  • Understand common co-morbidities seen in atopic dermatitis patients

Faculty:
Vivian Shi, MD, FAAD

The Use of Biologics and the Effects of Co-Morbidities in Psoriasis

  • Discuss the prevalence of co-morbidities in the psoriatic population
  • Review the currently commercially available biologic therapies and how they may impact psoriasis co-morbidities
  • Understand how psoriasis can affect rates of depression and how appropriate therapy can increase a patient’s quality of life
  • Review recommendations for monitoring a patient on biologic therapy with co-morbidities

Faculty:
John Koo, MD

Nicholas Brownstone, MD

The Future Approach to Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

  • Understand the approach to the management of the pediatric patient with atopic dermatitis
  • Understand the evolving treatments in atopic dermatitis, including novel biologics and other topical and systemic therapies in development
  • Become familiar with the management of common side effects from current systemic treatment options
  • Develop appropriate dialog with the patient’s parents to set expectations, educate, and discuss the risks versus benefits of different treatment options

Faculty:
Pearl Kwong, MD

Is it Psoriasis?  Differentiating and Treatment for Pediatric Psoriasis Patients

  • Identify and understand clinical clues to diagnosing psoriasis in pediatric patients during the physical exam
  • Develop safe and effective treatment plans for psoriasis management in pediatric patients
  • Develop criteria for determining if and when systemic therapy is necessary for pediatric psoriasis patients and how to monitor for adverse events and assess risk factors for serious adverse events
  • Identify what other skin conditions can mimic pediatric psoriasis

Faculty:
Pearl Kwong, MD

Acne Updates in Skin of Color

  • Discuss current management guidelines and new therapies for acne
  • Discuss different presentations of acne and concerns in patients of color
  • Discuss differential diagnosis of acneiform lesions
  • Differentiate treatment protocols in skin of color

Faculty:
Emmy Graber, MD

Keloids:  To Cut or Not To Cut

  • Learn steps on how to avoid or minimize scars when performing procedures
  • Understand the process in the development of scar and keloid formation
  • Develop a stepwise approach in treating scars/ keloids
  • Understand the approach to treating and controlling acne keloidalis in skin of color
  • Discuss adjuvant therapies to enhance long term results

Faculty:
Hilary Baldwin, MD

Tropical Dermatology

  • Achieve an appreciation for the breadth of skin conditions that are unique to or frequently encountered in tropical areas.  
  • Improve knowledge base regarding differential diagnosis of commonly occurring tropical skin disorders. 
  • Understand the basic treatment methodologies for these commonly encountered tropical skin conditions.  
  • Understand the similarities between tropical skin conditions and those encountered during general dermatologic practice in the United States of America. 

Faculty:
Alix Charles, MD

How to Analyze Clinical Trial Results

  • Understand the importance of clinical research in dermatology
  • Understand how to set up a clinical research business
  • Understand how to manage a clinical research business successfully

Faculty:
Leon Kircik, MD

Success Beyond the Clinic

  • Understand the different roles and opportunities for PAs outside of clinical care
  • Learn the fundamentals necessary to beginning a new profession/career path
  • Learn the character traits that encourage a successful career path

Faculty:
Rob Casquejo, PA-C

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