Diversity in Dermatology™
2023 Conference

March 2 - 5, 2023 | join us live

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Conference Agenda

Pending 22.5 Approved Category I CMEs and CEUs

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Optional)
Aesthetic Track:  Microtoxin Techniques & Mastery of Lip Enhancement
Denisse Serrano, PA-C

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Optional)
Integrative Medicine Track
Tracee Blackburn, PA-C & Jenn Rice, PA-C

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dermatology Around the World
Scott Drew, MD & Alix Charles, MD
Panel Discussion
Scott Drew, MD & Alix Charles, MD

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Make Your Clinic Culturally Competent
Alix Charles, MD & Scott Drew, MD
Panel Discussion
Alix Charles, MD & Scott Drew, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  
LUNCH

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   
Atopic Dermatitis – Pediatric, Immunology, and Dermatology Viewpoints
Matt Zirwas, MD, Marc Serota, MD, & Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Let’s Get Real About the LGBTQ Community
Tiffany Pierce, PA-C
Panel Discussion
Tiffany Pierce, PA-C

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
BREAK

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Journey of Albinism
Scott Drew, MD
The Evolving Future of Vitiligo 
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion
Scott Drew, MD & Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DUELING DRAG CABARET
Join us for an entertaining and engaging evening of fun and fantasy as we celebrate Diversity & Collaboration!
To be held in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, March 3, 2022

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Common and Uncommon Infections in Skin of color
Ted Rosen, MD
Panel Discussion
Ted Rosen, MD 

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PRODUCT THEATER

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
TBD
TBD

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
BREAK WITH EXHBITORS

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
A Simple Approach to Chronic Urticaria – Bridging the Allergy/Derm Gap
Marc Serota, MD

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
LUNCH
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM 
The New Age of Treating Alopecia
Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
How to Confidently Read & Interpret Phase 3 Clinical Trials
Matt Zirwas, MD
JAAD CME Year In Review
Matt Zirwas, MD
Panel Discussion
Matt Zirwas, MD

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
TBD
Faculty TBD

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
International Welcome Reception
Around the World – The Great Hall of China in Epcot®”
This Reception is a VIP Invite Only  – After 5PM Epcot Entrance Ticket Included

Saturday, March 4, 2023

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Unique Cases in Skin of Color with an Emphasis on Asian Skin
Ted Rosen, MD

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PRODUCT THEATER

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Variants & Nuances in Psoriasis Diagnosis and Management
Scott Drew, MD

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
What’s New with Kids
Pearl Kwong, MD

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM  
LUNCH
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Latest Advances in Gene Expression Profiling Tests for Melanocytic Lesions and What’s New on the Horizon
Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
TBD
Faculty TBD

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM 
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
TBD
Faculty TBD

6:00PM – 7:00 PM
Achieve Program Reception
For Achieve Program Students
Poolside

Sunday, March 5, 2023

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
How to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit
Marc Serota, MD

9:00 PM – 9:45 PM 
PRODUCT THEATER

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM 
Ten Books that Diversified My Life
Matt Zirwas, MD

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM 
Medical Missions and Philanthropy
Scott Drew, MD

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 
Medical Spanish
Faculty TBD

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM 
LUNCH
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
PRODUCT THEATER

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
How to Read and Invest in a Company 401K Portfolio
Faculty TBD

Featured Faculty & DID Leaders

The Achieve Program

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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