Diversity in Dermatology™
2023 Conference

March 2 - 5, 2023 | join us live

orlando hilton bonnet creek

Conference Agenda

Approved for 22.5 Category I CMEs and CEUS

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Choose from one of two tracks)
Aesthetic Track:  Lip Enhancement Trends in 2023
Patients are looking for the plump, perfect lips and that is what Denisse will teach you in this 2-hour workshop focused on her special technique to the Perfect Lip!
Denisse Serrano, PA-C

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Choose from one of two tracks)
Integrative Medicine Track
Your patients will appreciate you adding functional medicine to your practice. Learn how to treat the whole patient in a more holistic manner.
Tracee Blackburn, PA-C  & Kerry Jenkins, PA-C

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dermatology Around the World 
Journey around the world to learn about interesting dermatology cases presented by philanthropists and world traveled dermatologists.
Scott Drew, MD & Alix Charles, MD
Panel Discussion
Scott Drew, MD & Alix Charles, MD

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cultural Competency in Healthcare & Dermatology
Is your clinic culturally competent?  Understand how to approach different cultures so your patients will feel they are in competent hands and comfortable with a provider that understands cultural differences.
Alix Charles, MD & Scott Drew, MD
Panel Discussion
Alix Charles, MD & Scott Drew, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by AbbVie

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   
Atopic Dermatitis – Pediatric, Immunology, and Dermatology Viewpoints
Join the masters of dermatology, pediatrics and allergy/immunology as they present grand rounds case studies and learn how each approaches Atopic Dermatitis.  An interactive journey.
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, a transgender physician assistant takes us through how to set up your office to be transgender accepting and how to treat the most common conditions in the LGBTQ community.
Tiffany Pierce, PA-C
Panel Discussion
with Tiffany Pierce, PA-C – ask her all the questions you always wanted to ask. 
Moderated by Jennifer Rice, PA-C

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Incyte
A Targeted Approach to the Treatment of Nonsegmental Vitiligo
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Journey of Albinism
Dr. Drew tells us about a village in which all the residents have Albinism and what we should be on the lookout for when treating these patients.
Scott Drew, MD
The Evolving Future of Vitiligo 
Times are changing!  Dr. Chovatiya will discuss the future of therapies for Vitiligo and how it could be life changing for our patients.
Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion
Scott Drew, MD & Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD and Jennifer Rice, PA-C

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CABARET VARIETY SHOW – The DID Talent Show (email us if you want to show off your talent for prizes and bragging rights diversityindermatology@gmail.com)
Join us for an entertaining and engaging evening of fun and fantasy as we celebrate Diversity, Inclusion, & Collaboration! DUELING PIANOS, SING-ALONGS, COMEDY, MAGIC, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS, AND FUN WITH FRIENDS!
To be held in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, March 3, 2023

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Common and Uncommon Infections in Skin of Color
Dr. Rosen will discuss what we should be on the look out for when recognizing and treating infections in Skin of Color.
Ted Rosen, MD
Panel Discussion
 with Ted Rosen, MD  and Lindita Vinca, DNP, APRN

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Sanofi Regeneron
Treatment Option for Patients 6 Months and Up with Uncontrolled Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Elizabeth Kiracofe, MD

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
A Simple Approach to Chronic Urticaria – Bridging the Allergy/Dermatology Gap
Chronic Urticaria can be a huge challenge to treat and manage.  Dr. Serota who is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and allergy will take us through the most simple approach to managing this chronic condition.
Marc Serota, MD and Lindita Vinca, DNP, APRN

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
The Approach to CCCA
Learn the ins and outs of treating CCCA in skin of color from Dr. Kaminska, an expert in hair conditions.
Edidiong Kaminska, MD
Panel Discussion 
Edidiong Kaminska, MD & Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD and Terry Faleye, PA-C

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb
Insights Into a New Oral Treatment Option for Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Lawrence Green, MD

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM 
The New Age of Treating Alopecia
Alopecia can have devastating psychology effects on our patients and with the emergence of recent therapies, it gives our patients a change for a normal life.  Dr. Spizuoco is an expert in hair loss and will make using these new therapies easy to understand and to implement into your practice.
Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD
Panel Discussion
Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD & Edidiong Kaminska, MD and Terry Faleye, PA-C

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
How to Confidently Read & Interpret Phase 3 Clinical Trials & The JAAD CME Year In Review
Reading peer reviewed scientific journals can sometimes be a challenge, so let the experts break it down for you so you can make the most out of your journals, scientific papers, and more.
Matt Zirwas, MD, Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion
Matt Zirwas, MD & Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Arcutis Biotherapeutics
A Clear Choice for Plaque Psoriasis Topical Treatment
Pearl Kwong, MD

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
Vitiligo: The Patient Journey
Ray Brown

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM 
Sanofi Presents New Data in Poster Presentation – More details to come

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
International Welcome Reception
Around the World – The Great Hall of China in Epcot®”
This Reception is a VIP Invite Only  –  Meet in Hotel Lobby at 5:45 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cutaneous Disorders in Asian Individuals
Asian Skin may not respond like other skin types and should be approached with caution.  Learn from the experts as we do a deep dive into treating Asian Skin and Skin of Color.
Ted Rosen, MD
Panel Discussion
Ted Rosen, MD & Pearl Kwong, MD and Tristan Hasbargen, PA-C

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Variants & Nuances in Psoriasis Diagnosis and Management
The many presentations of Psoriasis and ones you don’t want to miss.  Learn about variants of psoriasis that present outside the box and how to approach and treat these variants.
Scott Drew, MD
Panel Discussion
Scott Drew, MD & Omar Noor, MD and Tristan Hasbargen, PA-C

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
What’s New with Kids – Pediatric Dermatology Updates
Dr. Kwong and Dr. Serota, pediatric dermatologists will give us an update on new treatments for kids and how to discuss these treatments with parents, set expectations, dosing, and more.
Pearl Kwong, MD
Panel Discussion
Pearl Kwong, MD & Marc Serota, MD

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM  
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Lilly
STEP INTO POSSIBILITY: Discover Olumiant for Another Indication
Meena Singh, MD

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Latest Advances in Gene Expression Profiling Tests for Melanocytic Lesions and What’s New on the Horizon
Gene expression profiling is the next generation of testing and recognition of melanoma.  Learn Genomics and the future of medicine with Dr. Spizuoco.
Amy Spizuoco, DO, FAOCD
Panel Discussion
with Amy Spizuoco, DO FAOCD and Tracee Blackburn, PA-C

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Hidradenitis Suppurative – Treating the Challenges in Skin of Color
HS is another devastating condition that can create pain, significant scarring and keloids, as well as severe psychosocial manifestations.  Dr. Noor will discuss early treatment and prevention, challenging cases, and how to treat the sequelae of HS.
Omar Noor, MD
Panel Discussion
with Omar Noor, MD and Tracee Blackburn, PA-C

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by DermaVant

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM 
Bring the family to meet the exhibitors!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Kidachromes – Tips, Tricks, and Techniques in Kids
Bring your children to sessions with you so they can learn about dermatology from Dr. Kwong.  The kids will be asking the questions and we will learn the proper approach to treating a child to make them feel comfortable.  Special surprise event for the kids at the end of this session!
Pearl Kwong, MD and Shanna Miranti, PA-C

6:00PM – 7:00 PM
Achieve Program Reception
For Achieve Program Students
Lobby/Poolside Terrace of the Marriott Bonnet Creek –  A shuttle will be provided to and from venue

7:30PM – 9:30PM
VIP & FACULTY SOCIAL at the Lobby/Poolside Terrace of the Marriott Bonnet Creek followed by DINNER at the UNRESERVED in the Marriott Bonnet Creek – A shuttle will be provided to the venue

Sunday, March 5, 2023

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
How to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit
You never know when you may be served with a suit, it could be 1 year or even 17 years after an event occurred when the child you treated now has become an adult.  Know how to avoid a malpractice suit and what to do if you do get served or sued.
Marc Serota, MD
Panel Discussion
with Marc Serota, MD

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM 
PRODUCT THEATER Sponsored by Sanofi Regeneron

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM 
Ten Books that Diversified My Life and Changed How I Think
There are books, movies, and quotes that can change your life, motivate you to do better, and increase your passion for life and for your career.  Dr. Zirwas will share these books with us and then raffle some of these books at the end of his session.
Matt Zirwas, MD

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM 
Medical Missions and Philanthropy
Giving back to those less fortunate is what being a healthcare provider is all about.  We have a gift that not everyone has and we can give to those who struggle around the world.  Dr. Drew runs a medical mission organization and was awarded the Philanthropy Award by the AAD for his selfless work as a philanthropist.  He will share his journeys and give us tips and peals how to get involved with mission work and philanthropy.
Scott Drew, MD

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 
Medical Spanish 101
Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the United States, so it is important that we bridge the gap in communication so we can better serve the Spanish Community.  By understanding and speaking Spanish, will allow for a decrease in misdiagnosis and mismanagement.  Test your knowledge as Brittany brings us Medical Spanish 101.
Brittany Scurto, PA-C

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM 
DID’s GOT TALENT – Patient Case Studies presented by DID Members
Melissa Adair, PA-C 
will present a case study on Nonuremic Warfarin-Associated Calciphylaxis


Margaret McKernan will present a Hair Loss Case Study  
Following Case Presentations, DID Leaders will raffle off big prizes and give closing remarks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

Rob Casquejo, PA-C

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