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Session Information

SYM S010 - Hot Topics

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Fillmore Theatre

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD


  • Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
  • Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD, FAAD
  • Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • David Eric Cohen, MD, FAAD
  • Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, FAAD
  • Allan C. Halpern, MD, FAAD
  • J. Mark Jackson, MD, FAAD
  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD
  • Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize a variety of 'hot topics,' as identified by registrants at the Annual Meeting.
  • Discuss the 'hot topics' of medical and surgical dermatology, including items of social and economic import.

The 'hot topics' symposium will address and highlight a variety of topics established by registrant consensus at the Annual Meeting. These topics, derived from registrants' top three choices, will reflect the medical/surgical and social/economic concerns of the membership. The somewhat unstructured session will be a potpourri of contemporary issues that currently affect and impact the specialty. Expert speakers will tackle the topics in an interactive manner, hopefully stimulating debate and minimizing controversy. Presentations will be 'state of the art,' and attendees will derive a sense of 'what's important' to dermatologists in 2013.


Friday, March 01
2:00 PMCosmeceuticals: What Really Works / Dr. Draelos
2:20 PMContact Dermatitis: What's Bubbling Up / Dr. Cohen
2:35 PMMelanoma Update 2013 / Dr. Halpern
3:00 PMBiologic Therapy: Safety Update 2013 / Dr. Lebwohl
3:20 PMControversies in Vitamin D: A Dermatologist's Perspective / Dr. Bergfeld
3:35 PMHealth Care Reform: What's Next / Dr. Resneck
4:00 PMDrug Reaction Update 2013 / Dr. Jackson
4:20 PMLaser Rx for Onychomycosis: Fact or Fancy? / Dr. Alam
4:35 PMAcne: What's New / Dr. Bhatia