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C010 - Structure and Function of the Skin: Pigment, Appendages, Damage & Repair

Saturday, February 17; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Distinguish the various skin appendages and describe their functions.
  • Recognize photodermatoses, their underling photobiology, and the contribution of melanocytes, DNA repair and wound healing to skin function.
  • Describe the diseases resulting from the failure of these skin components.


This course has been planned in collaboration with and is directed by the Society for Investigative Dermatology. One module of a three-part curriculum discussing the normal structure and function of cells and tissues within the skin, and how their impairment leads to representative diseases. This module will focus on pigmentation, skin appendages, skin damage and repair. Examples will be shown of how skin biology is being translated into patient care. The curriculum is a basic overview of skin biology for residents and dermatologists. Bring a print or electronic copy of the handouts to facilitate following the lectures.


  • Cho, Raymond J., MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Cotsarelis, George, MD: Allergan, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cassiopea S.p.A. – C(Fees); Eli Lilly and Company – C(Fees); Follica – A(H), F(SO); JW Pharmaceutical Corp – I(Grants/Research Funding); LEO Laboratories Ltd (LEO Pharma) – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Gallo, Richard L., MD, PhD: Allergan, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Colgate-Palmolive – I(Grants/Research Funding); Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. – C(H); Johnson and Johnson – A(H); MatriSys Bioscience – F(SO); Sente Labs – C(Fees);
  • Glass, Donald A. II, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Seykora, John T., MD, PhD: PIQUR Therapeutics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Rohto Pharmaceutical – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Woodley, David T., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, February 17
9:00 AM
Dr. Seykora / Introduction
9:05 AM
Dr. Seykora / Adnexal Structures and Diseases
9:35 AM
Dr. Cotsarelis / Hair Follicle Biology and Diseases
10:05 AM
Dr. Woodley / Wound Healing
10:35 AM
Dr. Cho / Cutaneous Photobiology and Skin Cancer
11:05 AM
Dr. Glass / Ethnic Differences in Pigmentation, Appendages, Damage and Repair across Diverse Skin Types
11:35 AM
All faculty / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 25C
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • David T. Woodley, MD, FAAD
  • Donald A. Glass II, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • George Cotsarelis, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • John T. Seykora, MD, PhD - Handout
  • Raymond J. Cho, MD, PhD