12th Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar

12th  Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar

featuring 8th Annual Psoriasis Forum

November 10 - November 12, 2011
Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Online registration for 12th Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar

Welcome SDEF Las Vegas 2011

Join us in Las Vegas as Skin Disease Education Foundation presents the 12 th Annual Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar, November 10-12, 2011. Nationally recognized leaders in dermatology come together to discuss and review the current state of knowledge surrounding the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with dermatologic diseases. The program features key clinical topics including nonmelanoma skin cancers including AKs and BCEs, atopic dermatitis, acne, rosacea, vasculitis, CTCL, clinical cases and other important issues in medical dermatology.

Despite the advances in knowledge regarding psoriasis, the pathophysiology of the disease continues to present clinical challenges. Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the United States today, affecting an estimated 2.2% of the population. Thus, we are pleased to offer the highly anticipated 8th Annual SDEF Psoriasis Forum. The highlight of the forum will be the discussions around biologic therapies for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin- related diseases. Increasing numbers of physicians have demonstrated a commitment to learning about and using biologics as well as more potent topical medications to help patients achieve optimal control of their disease. This highly interactive Psoriasis Forum will be of interest to both the seasoned clinician and residents in training.

Please join us at SDEF's 11th Annual Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar, November 10-11, 2011 for a rewarding educational experience where you can expect to be updated on many of the issues that may be challenging in your own practice. The format is interactive, informal and relaxed, encouraging a free-flowing exchange of ideas and practical solutions for the busy clinician.

Target Audience

Dermatologists, dermatology residents and healthcare professionals who treat diseases of the skin.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the latest information on new treatments of common dermatologic diseases and integrate them into practice
  • Identify appropriate treatments, biologic or nonbiologic, for patients with complex dermatologic disorders.
  • Develop strategies for managing actinic keratoses, other non-melanoma skin cancers, CTCL and lymphomatoid papulosis.
  • Explain the hedgehog signaling pathway and its role in tissue development and tumorigenesis of BCC.
  • Recognize the pathophysiology of psoriasis and formulate treatment plans that include appropriate patient selection, screening protocols for identifying comorbid conditions, monitoring of treatment response, and prevention of adverse events
  • Describe the long-term safety and efficacy of biologic and other systemic agents in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Assess the benefits of currently available and future treatment options for acne and rosacea, including retinoids, antibiotic/immunomodulatory agents, combination agents, and laser/light techniques
  • Compare the benefits and limitations of newer surgical/nonsurgical techniques and topical treatment options for cosmetic dermatology.

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