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Epiphanies in Dermatology that Changed the Course of Careers and the Face of Dermatology


Course Description:
In this session I have asked some of the “stars” in our specialty to briefly describe pivotal moments in dermatology that have altered their approach to their careers, their practices or their study of medicine. They have been given the freedom to tell us about a case, a blunder, an epiphany, a mentor, or a scientific breakthrough that altered the course of their career and brought them to positions at academic institutions, as prominent practitioners or in administrative positions. To qualify to speak in the session, the individual had to be a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Each speaker will have 15 minutes for their presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Learning Objectives: Following this session, the attendee will be able to:
1. Develop diagnostic and management skills for dermatologic disease
2. Recognize an evaluation system for patients with skin disease that is cost effective
3. Develop a therapeutic algorithm based on the  most up to date evidence available