Here’s what’s happening at the 47th meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color, Skin Picking and Other Common Disorders, and Social Media and Your Practice are just a few of the sessions featured at the 47th Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in Indianapolis , Indiana, July 7-10.

Friday, July 8, Candice Heath, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shares the different presentations of atopic dermatitis in children and adolescents of color, while later in the day, Jon Grant, MD, JD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago in Illinois discusses the state of excoriation (skin picking) disorder in the DSM-5 and what it means for people living with this disease.

Other sessions include updates on JAK inhibitors (Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Iowa at Iowa City); and health opportunities for pediatric dermatologists worldwide, led by Toby Maurer, MD, board-certified dermatologist and professor of clinical dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

On Saturday, July 9, Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, professor of dermatology and pediatrics and vice chair of the department of dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, will present the AAP Section on Dermatology Alvin Jacobs Award to Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, San Diego School of Medicine, and Director of the Dermatology Training Program at Rady Children’s Hospital in California. This award from the American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes contributions to the field of pediatric dermatology, named after the late Alvin Jacobs, MD, a longtime professor of dermatology who conducted pioneering work in the field of dermatology at Stanford University in California, and was one of the founding fathers of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

“I look forward to attending this conference in person in Indianapolis,” notes Bernard A. Cohen, Dermcase Editor-in-Chief in Contemporary pediatrics®, Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. “Great topics will be covered, from pediatric morphea to the latest acne therapy updates.”

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