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Friday, April 29
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration Open

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks: Jeff Sugarman MD, PhD, CalDerm President – Redwood Family Dermatology

10:00 – 10:40 AM

Transformative Dermatology – Past, Present and Future of Augmented Intelligence in Dermatology

This session will provide an overview of the past, present and potential future state of artificial intelligence/augmented intelligence in dermatologic care, focusing on the core role of clinicians in shaping the development and deployment of these technological capabilities.
Faculty: Justin M. Ko, MD, MBA – Dermatology Chief and Clinical Professor, Stanford Health Care

10:40 – 11:20 AM

Peds Derm Session – Vascular Anomalies

Faculty: Joyce Teng, MD, PhD – Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Stanford University

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

Peds Derm Session – Genital Dermatology in Pediatrics

This session will review common pediatric genital dermatoses, diagnostic pearls and basic treatment regimens. 
Faculty: Shehla Admani, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University

12:00 – 1:15 PM

Product Theater Luncheon – Featuring Pfizer, Inc.

1:15 – 1:55 PM

Peds Derm Session – Strategies for Successful “Minor” Procedures in Pediatric Patients

In the context of commonly encountered pediatric dermatology diagnoses, we will review practical strategies to reduce procedural pain and fear in infants, toddlers, school age kids, and adolescents.
Faculty: Erin Mathes, MD, Pediatric Dermatologist – Pediatric Dermatologist, UCSF Medical Center

1:55 – 2:35 PM

Med Derm – Nutritional Dermatoses

Macro and micronutrients are crucial to maintaining skin integrity. In this session, we will review the varied presentations of nutritional deficiency and provide a framework to properly identify, diagnose and treat nutritional dermatoses.
Faculty: Silvina Pugliese, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Attending Physician, Stanford University

2:35 – 3:15 PM

Med Derm – Biologics in the Time of COVID

This session will provide and up to date review of the impact of psoriasis biologics, dupilumab and rituximab on COVID outcomes. We will also review the effects of psoriasis biologics on the COVID vaccine immune response. 
Faculty: Matthew Aaron Lewis, MD, MPH – Dermatologist, Stanford Health Care

3:15 – 3:55 PM

Afternoon Break

3:55 – 4:35 PM

Med Derm – Skin of Color

Faculty: Stacey Hunt, MD – Staff Physician, Kaiser Permanente

4:35 – 5:15 PM

Med Derm – Embracing Healthy Hair Care Practices as a Therapeutic Approach in Black Women with Alopecia

In this session, the listener will have a greater understanding of common hairstyling practices that are associated with the development or exacerbation of hair loss among Black women as well as therapeutic options to improve disease.
Faculty: Crystal Aguh, MD – Director, Ethnic Skin Program Associate Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

5:15 – 5:55 PM

Med Derm – Patch Testing Pearls in a Pandemic

This session will focus on technical considerations of patch testing in a pandemic as well as important exposures and allergens related to PPE and beyond. We will discuss occupational considerations and management strategies.
Faculty: Nina Botto, MD – Associate Professor of Dermatology, UCSF

5:55 – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception & Exhibit Viewing

Saturday, April 30
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast / Exhibit & Poster Presentation Viewing

8:00 – 8:40 AM

Transformative Dermatology – Climate Change in Dermatology

In this session will discuss the research gaps, needs and priorities in the emerging field of Climate Change & Dermatology.
Faculty: Eleni Linos, MD, MPH, DrPH – Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Stanford University

8:40 – 9:20 AM

Dermatologic Surgery – Updates on Managing High Risk Keratinocytic Carcinomas

This session will review the latest guidelines on staging, work-up and management for challenging high risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Faculty: Sumaira Aasi, MD – Professor of Dermatology and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, Stanford University

9:20 – 10:00 AM

Dermatologic Surgery – Unroofing: A Clinic-Based Surgical Approach for HS

Unroofing is a type of surgical intervention for HS that can be efficiently and safely performed in the outpatient setting by dermatologists, but is not yet widely offered. This session educates practitioners on identifying appropriate surgical candidates, performing simple unroofings (step-by-step), and managing post-operative care.
Faculty: Drew Saylor, MPH, MD – Assistant Professor, Mohs Surgeon, Clinical Dermatologist, UCSF and Chief of Mohs Surgery, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

10:00 – 10:45 AM

California Residents' Forum

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Morning Break / Exhibit & Poster Presentation Viewing

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

Nail Cosmetics

This session will provide an overview of current nail cosmetic practices and techniques, including associated dermatologic complications. Topics to be discussed include: allergic contact dermatitis, infections of the nail apparatus secondary to nail cosmetics, UV damage, and social justice/human rights concerns related to nail salons. 
Faculty: John Montgomery Yost, MD, MPH – Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology, Stanford

11:55 AM – 12:30 PM

Legislative Update

12:30 – 1:45 PM

Product Theater Luncheon – Featuring AbbVie

1:45 – 5:00 PM

Young Dermatologist Forum (open to all attendees)

1:45 – 3:15 PM

Board Exam Review


  • Sumaira Aasi, MD – Professor of Dermatology and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, Stanford University
  • Shehla Admani, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University
  • Joshua Schulman, MD – Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UC Davis
  • Michael Waul, MD – Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF
3:15 – 3:45 PM

Basics of Finance / Financial Management / Contracts Negotiating

Faculty: Silvina Pugliese, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Attending Physician, Stanford University

3:45 – 4:00 PM

Giving Back: Opportunities to Provide Care for Underserved Populations

Underserved populations have little and often no access to basic medical care, and even less access to specialty care.  Providers around the world often give of there time and expertise to help make up for part of this.  This brief talk will give you an introduction to local, national and international volunteer opportunities for dermatologists to provide care for underserved populations.  I will touch upon my experiences and the experiences of others in this field of practice.  
Faculty: William Liss, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Open Discussion Panel: Career Advice & Opportunities in Derm

Panelists representing the following fields will be featured:

  • Academic Institution: Michael Waul, MD – Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF
  • Private Practice: Jennifer Fu, MD – Dermatologist, Solano Dermatology Associates
  • Large Healthcare System: James W. Click, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente
  • Industry: Bernice Kwong, MD – Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Director of the Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program, and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consult Service, Stanford Health Care
  • Mission/Advocacy: William Liss, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente
5:15 – 7:00 PM

Young Dermatologist Forum Reception

Sunday, May 1
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast / Exhibit & Poster Presentation Viewing

8:00 – 8:40 AM

Medical Management Approaches to Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This session will discuss current and emerging medical treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa. We will discuss selection of medical therapies, use of combination therapies, application of existing and pipeline biologic agents, and how to combine medical and surgical approaches to optimize care for HS patients.
Faculty: Maria Aleshin, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford Health Care

8:40 – 9:20 AM

Transformative Dermatology – Social Media in Dermatology

Faculty: Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD – Clinical Scholar, Stanford University

9:20 – 10:00 AM

Derm Path – Diagnosing Inflammatory Skin Diseases from the Dermatopathologists Perspective

This session will explore how the interpretation of skin biopsies can assist in diagnosing inflammatory skin disease and instruct in new histopathologic studies that can allow for more accurate diagnosis of difficult inflammatory skin disease.
Faculty: Jeffrey P. North, MD – Managing Director & Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, UCSF

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Morning Break / Exhibit & Poster Presentation Viewing

10:30 – 11:10 AM

Derm Path – Tumor Syndromes and Hereditary Melanoma

This session will review cutaneous tumors associated with familial cancer syndromes and discuss characteristics of inherited predisposition to melanoma.
Faculty: Maija Kiuru, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pathology, UC Davis

11:10 – 11:50 AM

Med Derm – Syphilis in the 21st Century: An Update for Dermatologists

There are a number of deficiencies in diagnosing, staging, and managing syphilis, while lack of familiarity with syphilis epidemiology can be used to stratify risk. After this session, attendees will be able to describe the epidemiology of syphilis, apply knowledge of mucocutaneous manifestations of syphilis in diagnosing and staging of syphilis, and finally summarize treatment recommendations for syphilis.
Faculty: Kenneth Katz, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM

Transformative Dermatology – COVID-Related Skin Manifestations

This session will review cutaneous findings associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccines in adults and children.
Faculty: Patrick McCleskey, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente

12:30 – 1:15 PM

Dermatologic Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Patients

This session will address creating a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patients, and identify dermatology and general health needs specific to the LGBTQ community.
Faculty: Patrick McCleskey, MD – Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente

1:15 – 1:30 PM

Closing Remarks