Translational Lecture Series

This ongoing evidence-based series from George Washington University, hosted by Adam Friedman, MD is comprised of expert guest lectures designed to provide dermatologists and residents with access to the latest bench-to-bedside research and practical pearls.

First Installment

Residents and physicians gain access to the latest research and practical pearls that will help them offer the highest quality evidence-based dermatological care.

Presenter: Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Thank you to Exeltis and Intraderm for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

Second Installment

Psoriasis: Biological Basis for Comorbidities

A research review uncovers the biological basis for many of the co-morbidities associated with, and risk factors for, psoriasis. The common pathophysiological threads are elucidated with a focus on identifying preventive strategies and therapeutic targets for current and future treatments.

Presenter: Dr. Abrar Qureshi, Professor and Chair of Department of Dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University,

Thank you to CelgeneLeo PharmaEli Lilly, and AbbVie for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

Third Installment

Update on Pediatric Inflammatory Skin Disorders: How Pathogenesis Informs Treatment

Discussion on the cause and treatment of pediatric Atopic Dematitis, including co-morbidities, epidermal barrier impairment, and compliance issues.

Presenter: Dr. Amy Paller, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois

Thank you to Encore Dermatology for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

Fourth Installment

Translational Research in Acne: Identifying Therapeutic Target

A presentation on the extraordinary biological complexity of one of the most common skin diseases, Acne Vulgaris.

Presenter: Dr. Diane Thiboutot, endowed Professor of Dermatology and Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research Education at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Thank you to ValeantBayer, and Allergan for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

Fifth Installment

Targeting cAMP Signaling for the Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases of the Skin

Interprets the complexity of cAMP biology and the translational impact of PDE4 inhibition as it relates to chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Learn why targeting this pathway is clinically meaningful but also where more work is needed to improve outcomes.

Presenter: Dr. Jon Zippin, Assistant Attending Dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell

Thank you to Celgene and Pfizer for their support of and exhibition at the live presentation.

Sixth Installment

Advances in Melanoma Risk Assessment and Metastatic Disease Monitoring

A stellar presentation on developing tools to better stratify risk factors for melanoma and identifying novel biomarkers to allow for melanoma treatment efficacy monitoring and progress.

Presenter: Dr. David Polsky, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Alfred W. Kopf, MD Professor of Dermatologic Oncology in the Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center

Thank you to Genentech for their support and exhibition at this event.

Seventh Installment

Innate Immune Mechanisms – Translation to Novel Therapeutics For Skin Disease

A translational tour of the innate immune response, highlighting specific aberrations in cutaneous pathology and drugable targets.

Presenter: Dr. Lloyd Miller, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Thank you to NovatisLillyAllerganCelgene, and Sanofi Regeneron, for their support of and exhibition at this event

Eighth Installment

I See Sezary Cells: Exploring the Molecular Basis of CTCL to Identify Better Treatments

Exploration of the molecular underpinnings of CTCL to highlight targets for established and emerging therapies.

Presenter: Madeleine Duvic, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ninth Installment

Time Heals All Wounds? Not Really: A Bench to Bedside Review on Cutaneous Wound Management

Practical, translational pearls on wound care in this installment of the GW/JDD Translational Science Lecture Series. What is the best way to manage wound pain? Are scar-less graft donor sites related to the Easter bunny? What’s mo(i)st important for wound bandaging? Let’s be clear – ALL DERMATOLOGISTS SHOULD WATCH THIS.

Presenter: Robert Kirsner M.D., PhD, Professor and Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Thank you to Sun Pharma, for support of and exhibition at this event.

Tenth Installment

Approaches to Treating Advanced Melanoma

A review of the mechanisms and utilization of small molecule inhibitors and immunotherapies for the treatment of advanced melanoma through this stellar case-based lecture.

Presenter: Dr. Suraj Venna, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Thank you to Pfizer, for their support of and exhibition at this event.

Eleventh Installment

Hair, Hair, Everywhair: The Translational Journey to Elucidate the Role of JAK Inhibition in Alopecia Areata and Androgenic Alopecia

An incredible investigative journey, from cell to mouse to human, to elucidate the pathophysiology of alopecia areata and develop both biomarkers for disease activity and treatment success, as well as targeted therapies to overcome this often recalcitrant and disabling disease.

Presenter: Angela Christiano, PhD, the Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development at Columbia University

Thank you to Ortho Dermatologics, for their support of and exhibition at this event.

Twelfth Installment

Investigating Value in Everyday Dermatology

Should we be checking labs on our isotretinoin patients monthly? Will all patients on terbinafine develop hepatic failure? Can we find medications our patients can actually afford and work?

Go on a whirlwind tour of traditional clinical approaches which may not be more anecdote than science, highlighting the value of evidenced based medicine.

Presenter: Joslyn Kirby, MD, MS, Med, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine

Thank you to Sun Pharma, Sanofi, Almirall, Regeneron, Lilly, AbbVie, UCB, and Mayne Pharma for their support and/or exhibition at this event.

Thirteenth Installment

Translational Research in Vitiligo: Launching a new era of targeted treatment

John Harris, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Division and Director of the Vitiligo Clinical Care and Research Center at UMMS explores emerging therapies in vitiligo.

Presenter: John Harris, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Division and Director of the Vitiligo Clinical Care and Research Center at UMMS

Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics and Dermira for their support and exhibition at this event.