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Dermatology Week: Coming September 2021

Derm Week Official LogoHMP Global announced the launch of Dermatology Week, taking place September 16-19, 2021. The meeting will focus on clinically relevant and practical education to improve patient care for dermatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other stakeholders in the specialty, and The Dermatologist will serve as an official media partner of the conference.

Dermatology Week meeting leadership includes

FeldmanSenior advisor Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, chief medical editor of The Dermatologist and professor of dermatology, pathology & public health sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, NC);


GelfandSenior advisor Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE, FAAD, professor of dermatology and of epidemiology, vice chair of clinical research and medical director of dermatology clinical studies unit, director of Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Philadelphia);


ArmstrongCo-chair April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, associate dean of clinical research, professor of dermatology, director of clinical research support at Southern California Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA);


KimCo-chair Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD, associate professor of medicine (dermatology), co-director of Center for the Study of Itch and Sensory Disorders, division of dermatology, department of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis, MO);


Patel-CohenCo-chair Mital Patel-Cohen, MD, director of complex medical dermatology, Summit Medical Group (NJ); and


VleugelsCo-chair Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA, director of Autoimmune Skin Disease Program, program director of dermatology-rheumatology fellowship, vice-chair of Brigham and Women’s Hospital department of dermatology, and associate professor, Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA).

In a press release, Dr Gelfand stated, “Dermatology Week is a unique, distraction-free learning experience where the focus will be on dermatology, not destination. With a program that is patient-centered, practical, and progressive, we will explore cutting-edge advancements from leading educators and rapidly translate findings into takeaways that improve knowledge and enhance clinical outcomes.”

Official partners of the conference include the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Rosacea Society, though more partners will be announced in the following weeks.

The meeting, held virtually through the VRTX platform, will take a deep-dive look at updates in immune-mediated dermatologic conditions, patient management strategies, and expert perspectives into the best practices for medical and cosmetic dermatologic topics and practice management. 

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Disclosure: HMP Global is the publisher of The Dermatologist.

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