Thanks to the availability of vaccines and advances in acute care over the past year, the “end” of these unprecedented times is almost in sight. With physical distancing measures and masks required, Maui Derm for Dermatologists, an annual staple in continuing education for the specialty, hosted some speakers and attendees for one of the first conferences of the year. This year looks to continue the virtual education trend, as the first half of the year provides a number of great remote learning opportunities.
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Skin Cancer Symposium
Wednesday, April 7, to Friday, April 8
Conference founder Jashin Wu, MD, FAAD, and colleagues offer a deep look into cutaneous malignancies in this new 2-day live virtual conference. Sessions will examine updates in the treatment and management of skin cancer, featuring topics such as CTCL Chemotherapy for the Dermatologist with Joan Guitart, MD, FAAD; Melanoma Immunotherapy for the Dermatologist with Laura Ferris, MD, PhD, FAAD; and Dermoscopic Features of Nevi and Melanoma with Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD, FAAD. Register to attend at www.dermrefoundation.org/register2.html.
Interdiscplinary Autoimmune Summit
Thursday, April 15, to Sunday, April 18
Care plans for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) require a multidisciplinary team. The Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit brings together colleagues across the specialties of dermatology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology to collaborate on innovative treatment plans for patients with psoriatic disease, lupus, hidradenitis suppurativa, and other IM- IDs. Use the discount code DERM100 to receive $100 off your registration at www.iasmeeting.com.
AAD VMX 2021
Friday, April 23, to Sunday, April 25
While more information is still forthcoming, the American Academy of Dermatology announced that its annual meeting will take on a virtual format again in 2021. Given the success of AAD VMX 2020 and the ongoing public health crisis, the Academy announced the move to virtual again in early January 2021. The Virtual Meeting Experience offers more than 75 sessions and will feature more than 50 hours of live presentations, leading plenary speakers, an eposter hall, and late-breaking research presentations. Registration opens March 1, 2021. More information is available at www.aad.org/member/meetings-education/aadvmx.
Thursday, September 16, to Sunday, September 19
Dermatology Week focuses on clinically relevant and practical education to improve patient care for dermatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other stakeholders in the specialty. Conference leadership includes Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD; Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE, FAAD; April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH; Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Mital Patel-Cohen, MD; and Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA. Official partners include the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Rosacea Society, though more partners will be announced in the near future. These updates can be found at www.dermatologyweek.com.
Note: This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Please send your conference recommendations to email@example.com.