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C007 - Structure and Function of the Skin: Cancer, Immunity and Inflammation

Friday, February 16; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify key immunological pathways in common skin diseases or infections that can be targeted by pharmaceutical or biologic agents
  • Outline how the immune system interacts with cancer to both stimulate and prevent tumorgenesis
  • List 3 conditions that result in a genetic predisposition to cancer of the skin and other sites


This course has been planned in collaboration with and is directed by the Society for Investigative Dermatology. Our understanding of how the immune system influences the development of common skin conditions has greatly increased in the last decade, resulting in drugs that help to effectively treat the affected patients. This course will highlight facets of the innate and adaptive immune system in processes such as processes such as skin cancer, psoriasis, wound healing, and bacterial skin infections. Furthermore, this course will highlight several genetic causes (e.g., xeroderma pigmentosum) of hereditary predisposition to skin cancer.


  • Arron, Sarah T., MD, PhD: Amyris, Inc. – C(H); Biossance – C(H); Castle Biosciences – I(S); Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals – C(H); Enspectra Health – C(H); Genentech, Inc. – E(ST), I(S); Gerson Lehrman Group – C(H); LEO Pharma, US – I(S); Menlo Therapeutics – I(S); Pennside Partners – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – I(S); Rakuten Aspyrian – C(H); Regeneron – C(H); Sanofi Genzyme – C(H); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – C(H), I(S);
  • Gudjonsson, Johann E., MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); Genentech, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. – C(H); Novartis – A(H); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Hwang, Sam, MD, PhD: AbbVie – C(H); Journal Dermatologic Science – O(H); Journal of Investigative Dermatology – A(H);
  • Kraemer, Kenneth Howard, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Lee, Delphine J., MD, PhD: Biogen – SH(NC);
  • Miller, Lloyd S., MD, PhD: Boehringer Ingelheim – I(Grants/Research Funding); Medimmune – I(Grants/Research Funding); Moderna Therapeutics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Noveome Biotherapeutics – SH(ST); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Tartar, Danielle, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Friday, February 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Miller / Innate immunity and protection against skin pathogens
1:25 PM
Dr. Gudjonsson / Adaptive immunity in psoriasis
1:50 PM
Dr. Tartar / Immunology of wound healing
2:25 PM
Dr. Miller, Dr. Tartar, and Dr. Gudjonsson / Q&A for session 1
2:30 PM
Dr. Lee / Immunology of melanoma
2:55 PM
Dr. Arron / Non-melanoma skin cancer
3:20 PM
Dr. Lee and Dr. Arron / Q&A for session 2
3:25 PM
Dr. Kraemer / DNA repair and Cancer
3:50 PM
Dr. Kraemer / Q&A session 3
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 5A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Sam Hwang, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Danielle Tartar, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Johann E. Gudjonsson, MD, FAAD
  • Kenneth Howard Kraemer, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Lloyd S. Miller, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD