2023 CalDerm Symposium | September 22-24, 2023 | Carlsbad, CA

Join CalDerm for our annual Fall Symposium! Nationally recognized physicians will present lectures on a variety of topics that are of great interest to dermatologists. Distinguished dermatology speakers from around the country will present lectures on: General Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Practice Management, Residents Forum Cases and more! 

Registration Fees:

  • CalDerm Member - $449
  • Resident (California-based Programs Only) - $99
  • Physician Non-Member of CalDerm - $799
  • Allied Health Professional/Non-physician - $499

IMPORTANT: Online registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you would still like to attend, you may register onsite starting on Friday, September 22 at 7:00 AM.



2023 CalDerm Symposium | September 22-24, 2023 | Carlsbad, CA

CalDerm is working with our education partners at Medical Education Resources to apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants will be required to completed a post-symposium evaluation to recieve their credit and certificate.

Target Audience

The 2023 CalDerm Symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of board certified dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with cutaneious diseases or those who require other cosmetic and surgical dermatology treatments. Most participants practice primarily in the state of California.

Program Overview

This year, in particular, has showcased both the challenges and resilience of healthcare practitioners around the world. In California, medical practitioners are faced with novel infections and increased patient loads while managing their existing patients’ health and well-being. The dermatology community is now charged with navigating this new environment, and its impact on patients and practices, while continuing to stay up-to-date on advances in dermatologic treatments and procedures. Their need for distilled and effective continuing education is more pronounced than ever. 

During this time of evolution in both the delivery of medical services and health education, the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm) continues to provide valuable multi-faceted continuing education for the dermatology field. CalDerm has developed the 2023 CalDerm Symposium in Carlsbad, CA, September 22 – 24, 2023 to offer general lecture presentations for all dermatology practitioners, as well as sessions devoted specifically to residents, young physicians entering the field, and veteran clinicians preparing for maintenance-of-certification exams. Now in its 23rd year, the CalDerm Symposium is the premier continuing medical education opportunity for board-certified dermatologists and dermatology residents in California.

Educational Objectives

In order to address the broad educational needs of clinicians in key areas of dermatology, CalDerm and its expert faculty have developed the agenda for the 2023 CalDerm Symposium to address specific practice gaps. The symposium learning objectives will address the following areas: general dermatology, pediatric/special populations dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • The objectives will be made available in the Spring.


  • The speakers will be made available in the Spring.

Program Agenda

The full agenda will be made available in the Spring. In the meantime, take a look at our preliminary agenda here.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm). MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Cancellation fees for this year's program are listed below. Please contact the CalDerm Office at for additional inquiries.

• Before July 1: A $25 transaction fee will be deducted from the cost of the attendee registration fee; the remainder will be refunded.

•  July 1 - July 30: 50% of the cost will be deducted from the cost of the registration/ticket fee; the remainder will be refunded.

•  August 1 - August 15: 25% of the cost will be deducted from the cost of the registration/ticket fee

•  After August 15: No refund issued because the expense of your anticipated participation has already been incurred. 50% may be applied towards a future CalDerm registration or CalDerm membership dues.