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SYM S028 - World Congress of Dermatology 2015 Countdown & Preview

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Jerry Shapiro, MD, FAAD


  • Abdullah M. Al Eisa, MD
  • Jean L. Bolognia, MD, FAAD
  • Christopher Barry Bunker, MD - Handout
  • Alastair Carruthers, MD, FAAD
  • Henry H.L. Chan, MD
  • Harvey Lui, MD, FAAD
  • Mihael Skerlev, MD
  • Luis A. Torezan, MD, PhD - Handout
  • Ralph Michel Trueeb, MD - Handout

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

  • 1. Summarize key effects of globalization on clinical practice and applied research in dermatology.
  • 2. Recognize new therapeutic advances that have been developed from around the world in life-threatening dermatoses, PDT, vitiligo, HPV infections, cosmetic procedures, hair, and acne

For the first time since 1992, the World Congress of Dermatology (www.derm2015.org) will be returning to North America, where it will be held in Vancouver in June 2015. In this session, leading international dermatologist will preview some of the leading advances and trends affecting dermatology at the global level. There will be an emphasis on practical take-home knowledge for participants. Come and learn how the world is solving the challenges of caring for skin patients.


Saturday, March 02
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Lui
2:05 PMBotulinum toxins: What's new? / Dr. Carruthers
2:25 PMLife threatening dermatoses: What's different from ten years ago? / Dr. Bolognia
2:45 PMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Carruthers and Dr. Bolognia
2:50 PMGenital HPV infections: What does a dermatologist need to know and do in 2013? / Dr. Skerlev
3:10 PMHair update: Is there anything new that will change my practice? / Dr. Trueeb
3:30 PMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Skerlev and Dr. Trueeb
3:35 PMHIV Dermatology Post HAART / Dr. Bunker
3:55 PMPhotodynamic therapy for photoaging: How and when? / Dr. Torezan
4:15 PMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Bunker and Dr. Torezan
4:20 PMLaser surgery in skin of color / Dr. Chan
4:40 PMCosmetic pearls for skin of color / Dr. Al Eisa
4:55 PMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Chan and Dr. Al Eisa