Winter Clinical Dermatology Highlights Dermatologic Advances

Mark Lebwohl, MD, presented in the opening plenary session the Newest Clinical Concepts in Psoriasis.More than 400 dermatologists attended the 2018 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference-Hawaii, a 6-day program aimed at providing the practicing dermatologist with a comprehensive update on the diagnosis and treatment of the wide range of conditions that dermatologists treat daily. Total attendees tallied 1100, including exhibitors and support staff. The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in Maui from January 12-17, 2018.
 

Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference-Hawaii is hosted by the Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology. The conference program directors are Darrell S. Rigel, MD; MS, Mark Lebwohl, MD; and James Q. Del Rosso, DO. The program provides information on research advances and clinical pearls to the practicing dermatologist in a relaxed environment that maximizes faculty/registrant interactions (Figure 1). The program includes daily lectures, panels, live patient workshops, and question-and-answer sessions.

“Dermatologists will leave with practical tips they will use daily in their practice,” said Dr Rigel, noting that it is a popular meeting with a loyal following.

“I learned more here than at any other conference of the year,” said Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, a presenter and attendee.

Dynamic Program

The comprehensive program schedule included talks by the conference directors, as well as David E. Cohen, MD, MPH; Brett M. Coldiron, MD; Jody A. Comstock, MD; Boni E. Elewski, MD; Gary Goldenberg, MD; Adelaide A. Hebert, MD; Mark S. Nestor, MD; Theodore Rosen, MD; and many others. The Dermatologist will provide coverage of meeting highlights in the coming days and weeks.

Winter conference panel

The Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference – Hawaii opened with the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes Session chaired by Neal Bhatia, MD, with tips presented by Dr Cohen, Dr Goldenberg, Dr Mark Kaufman, Dr Lebwohl, Dr Stein Gold, and Dr Kenneth Tomecki (Figure 2).


The pearls roundup sessions were also a highlight of the meeting. This year’s conference included sessions on clinical and therapeutic pearls in skin cancer and another on medical dermatology. Later in the week, sessions covered pearls for acne and rosacea, appearance procedures, psoriasis, and infectious diseases.   

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