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D003 - Recent Advances in Skin Biology and Skin Disease

Monday, February 19; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the tremendous advances made in dermatology in the past 5-10 years
  • Demonstrate that the advances are reliant on basic science discoveries
  • Incorporate these advances into improved patient care


Major scientific advances continually inform our approach to patient care. In this session I will describe some phenomenal examples of how basic science discoveries are helping us to better understand the mechanisms involved in and the treatment of common and some rare skin diseases. I will describe diseases that, in the past 5-10 years we have come to better understand and will talk about their treatment. I will also describe how the human microbiome may be affecting skin and other human disease. Finally, I will talk about the molecular basis for newer treatments for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and melanoma.


  • Katz, Stephen I., MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 5B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, FAAD