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Advanced Systemic Therapeutics

July 3, 2023 • Singapore
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Held in conjunction with the 25th World Congress of Dermatology

This half-day educational program will feature several well-known experts from the AAD who will discuss the importance of staying current in the uses of systemic therapies and ways to optimize therapeutic regimens for patients with routine or challenging disorders. Registration is free – reserve your seat today!

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  • As the understanding of immune system pathways, cytokine balances, and cellular interactions continues to expand, so must the potential applications of systemic therapies.

    Current therapeutic regimens are only as efficacious as your comfort with their utilities, which can only begin with matching the mechanisms of action as well as the safety profiles. Many newer agents have evolved from experimental and conceptual to readily available therapeutic modalities. 

    Learning Objectives

    Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

    • Determine and identify strategies for optimizing management of systemic therapies to reduce concerns and bias in treating patients of all ages with challenging dermatological conditions.

    • Recognize both conventional and potential applications of systemic therapies in the approach to dermatological conditions.

    • Select therapeutic options to modify a disease process in addition to alleviate symptoms based on the immune mechanisms that create them.

    Target Audience

    Clinicians of all training levels and practice types. Course is limited to 300 attendees.


    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this course is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management, and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

    8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction – Neal Bhatia, MD, FAAD
    8:35 a.m. Pigmentation Treatments – Seemal Desai, MD, FAAD
    8:55 a.m. A Pathiophysiologic Approach to the Management of Itch – Brian Kim, MD, FAAD
    9:15 a.m. Q&A
    9:30 a.m. Biologics today and beyond – April Armstrong, MD, FAAD
    9:50 a.m. Medical Management of NMSC – Terry Cronin, MD, FAAD
    10:10 a.m. Q&A
    10:25 a.m. Medical Management of Melanoma – Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, FAAD
    10:45 a.m. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors from a Dermatologic Perspective – Jean Bolognia, MD, FAAD
    11:05 a.m. Q&A
    11:20 a.m. Vaccines in Dermatology – Ken Tomecki, MD, FAAD
    11:40 a.m. Immunomodulators today and beyond – Neal Bhatia, MD, FAAD
    12:00 p.m. Q&A
    12:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn – Neal Bhatia, MD, FAAD

    Registration opens in April!


    For questions regarding your registration, please contact the Meetings and Conventions department via email at registration@aad.org.

    Persons with Disabilities

    The American Academy of Dermatology provides services for persons with disabilities. If special arrangements are required for you to participate, please notify the Academy’s Meetings and Conventions department at registration@aad.org.