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SYM S002 - Nail Disorders: Define Better Options for Diagnosis and Treatment of Onychodystrophies

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Thursday, August 01

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Mercury Ballroom

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Richard K. Scher, MD, FAAD


  • C. Ralph Daniel, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Mark J. Holzberg, MD, FAAD
  • Nathaniel J. Jellinek, MD, FAAD
  • George Kroumpouzos, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Patricia L. Myskowski, MD, FAAD
  • Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD
  • David N. Silvers, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Martin N. Zaiac, MD, FAAD

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

  • Acquire more advanced nail surgical skills.
  • Describe the latest diagnostic techniques in nail dystrophy.
  • Recognize side effects of therapeutics on the nail unit.

This symposium is designed to update and summarize the latest, cutting edge developments in all areas of nail disorders in order to better identify newer options for the diagnosis and treatment of onychodystrophies.


  • Dermatol Ther, Special Issue. November, 2012.
  • Lee et al. Nail biopsy for melanonychia. Skinmed 10:309 2012.
  • Baek et al. Subungual tumors and MRI. Radiographics 30:1621 2010.


Thursday, August 01
9:00 AMEpidemiology of Onychomycosis / Dr. Gupta
9:15 AMNail Cosmetics, New Variants / Dr. Rich
9:30 AMBrittle Nail Syndrome, What’s New / Dr. Daniel
9:45 AMAdverse Effects of Biologics and Chemotherapeutic Agents on the Nail Unit / Dr. Myskowski
10:15 AMNew Developments in Nail Fold Capillaroscopy / Dr. Zaiac
10:30 AMNail Changes Associated with Pregnancy / Dr. Kroumpouzos
10:45 AMLongitudinal Melanonychia – Pathologic Perspectives / Dr. Silvers
11:00 AMMelanonychia – Shave Biopsy Technique. Is Punch Biopsy Obsolete? / Dr. Jellinek
11:15 AMMRI/Ultrasound for Nail Disorders / Dr. Holzberg
11:30 AMQuestions & Answers / All faculty