Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar kicks off on Thursday
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EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM SDEF LAS VEGAS DERMATOLOGY SEMINAR
The annual Skin Disease Education Foundation’s Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar gets underway Thursday and will feature presentations on topics ranging from updates on acne, hyperhidrosis, and rosacea, to pigmentation disorders and connective tissue disease. The annual Psoriasis Forum at the meeting will feature talks on tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and interleukin-17 inhibitors, as well as presentations on phototherapy, emerging treatments, and IL-12/23 and IL-23 inhibitors. The Atopic Dermatology Forum will address new horizons in treatment, pediatric inflammatory disease, and the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis.
The meeting wraps up on Saturday, with a slate of aesthetic dermatology presentations, kicking off with “Assessment of the Aging Face” and ending with “An Overview of Tissue-Tightening Devices.”
New this year is the Cutaneous Malignancies Forum, which is being held today, one day before the regular Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar program begins. With a focus on contemporary issues in effective diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous malignancies, the forum is cochaired by Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of dermatology, and the John D. Gray endowed chair in melanoma research, at Oregon Health & Science Center, Portland, and Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, director of the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment, at the California Pacific Medical Research Institute, San Francisco. The forum will feature four sessions: melanoma, keratinocyte carcinomas, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma.
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By Elizabeth Mechcatie