Annual Meeting

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Dawn Davis, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Jennifer Hand, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Kristen Hook, MD, University of Minnesota
Ingrid Polcari, MD, University of Minnesota
Megha Tollefson, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Thursday, July 14, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Young Members Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, July 15, 2016

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Guess the Diagnosis
Heather Ciliberto, MD, University of Iowa

8:15 AM – 8:50 AM
Medical Phototherapy in Childhood Skin Disease
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
Update on Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Porphyrias
Karl Anderson, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Research Grant Awards
Joyce Teng, MD, PhD, Stanford University, Awards & Grants Chair

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
Developing Country Award Lecture
Gomathy Sethuraman, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

10:40 AM – 11:25 AM
The Resilient Option
Amit Sood, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM
Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma: Recent Advances and Future Directions
Svetomir Markovic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Rochester

12:10 PM - 1:15 PM
Amy Jo Nopper, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Moderator

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
PeDRA Update Meeting

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Parallel Afternoon Sessions

  • MOC Self-Assessment, Pediatric Dermatology*
    • Kate Puttgen, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Private Practice: Everything You Always Wanted to Know
    • Joe Conlon, MD, Springfield Clinic; Fred Ghali, MD, Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas; Brandie Metz, MD, Pediatric Dermatology of Orange Country; Jeffrey Sugarman, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

*SPD has been approved by the ABD to produce self-assessment activities. Self-assessment activities are intended to be of value to the practicing dermatologist. SPD is solely responsible for the content.

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Reception & Dinner
Nicollet Island Pavilion
Advance Registration & Ticket Required

Saturday, July 16, 2016

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Meet the Professor Breakfast

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Alvin Jacobs Award Presentation
Recipient: Daniel Krowchuk, MD, Wake Forest University

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Clinical-Pathologic Correlation
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD & Dan Miller, MD, University of Minnesota

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Erythropoietic Protoporphyria: The Most Common Porphyria in Children
Karl Anderson, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

9:00 AM - 9:35 AM
Contact Dermatitis in Children
Erin Warshaw, MD, University of Minnesota

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM
Hormonal Therapy for Adolescent Acne
Diane Thiboutot, MD, Penn State University

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM
Guess the Diagnosis Answers
Heather Ciliberto, MD, University of Iowa

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
From Horses to Zebras and Back Again: Practical Pearls per a Pair of Pediatric Dermatologists
Jon Dyer, MD, University of Missouri & Harper Price, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

11:15 AM - 11:50 AM
Tanning and Teens: Past, Present, and Future
Cindy Firkins-Smith, MD, University of Minnesota

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
Cytokine Targeted Therapeutics for Atopic Dermatitis and Beyond
Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Junior Faculty and Fellows Forum
John Browning, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderator

2:00 PM
Minneapolis Activities
Pre-Registration Required

6:10 PM
Minnesota Twins Baseball Game
Not included in registration fee. Tickets must be purchased at time of meeting registration.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:15 AM - 7:55 AM
Business Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
SPD Past, Present, and Future
Susi Bayliss, MD, Washington University in St. Louis

8:20 AM – 9:00 AM
Caring for EB Patients Over Three Decades: How the Field, and I, Have Changed
Anne Lucky, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

9:00 AM – 9:35 AM
So What Do You Tell the Patient? Lessons Learned Studying Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Ann Reed, MD, Duke University

9:35 AM – 10:10 AM
Teledermatology: A Regulatory and Reimbursement Update
Karen Edison, MD, University of Missouri

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:40 AM – 10:45 AM
Poster Awards
Wynnis Tom, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital/UCSD, Poster Chair

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM
Research Forum
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Moderator

11:05 AM – 11:10 AM
World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology Preview
Tony Mancini, MD, Northwestern University

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM
Resident Research Award Winner Presentation

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
The Year in Review: Pediatrics
Kevin P. Boyd, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
The Year in Review: Dermatology
Sabra Lofgren Leitenberger, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Amy Jo Nopper, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Moderator

1:00 PM
Meeting Adjourns


As of May 17, the Hyatt is sold out. We are working to secure an overflow property and will post details soon.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Click here to reserve your room online, or call 888.421.1442 and mention the SPD 2016 Annual Meeting.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special conference rate of $169, including in-room internet and fitness center. This rate includes guest room internet and fitness center. The rate is offered until June 21, or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. Reservations made after June 21 will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing hotel rates. Please note there are a limited number of rooms available, so make your reservation early.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Young Members Reception
If you are a fellow or out of training for five years or less, then this event is for you! Come network and share experiences with other young dermatologists. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Greet old friends and make new acquaintances at the Welcome Reception while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, July 15, 2016

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Special Event Dinner - Nicollet Island Pavilion
Join your friends and colleagues for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Enjoy an indoor/outdoor space with a great view of the city. Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Tickets are $75 for adults, $35 for Residents and Fellows, and $50 for children. Purchase tickets at time of meeting registration. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Meet the Professor Breakfast
Attention Residents, Fellows, and Junior Faculty: Sign up for your opportunity to rub elbows with professors in casual conversations over breakfast. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to reserve your spot.

Afternoon Minneapolis Tours
One activity is included in the price of meeting registration. Please choose your activity when you register. Space is limited and SPD will contact you if your preference is not available. Registered children/guests are also eligible to participate.

James J. Hill House and Historic Summit Avenue Walking Tour
Explore St. Paul’s history by visiting the grand home of James J. Hill- railroad baron, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector. Completed in 1891, with 36,000 square feet and 42 rooms, the mansion was the largest and most expensive home in Minnesota. In addition to touring the home, you’ll explore the architecture, social history and preservation of one of America’s grand boulevards on a guided walking tour of Summit Avenue.

Kayaking on the Mississippi - SOLD OUT
This urban kayaking experience explores the industrial heritage of Minneapolis from the perspective of the river that made Minneapolis life possible. The tour explores the river above St. Anthony Falls up to the Broadway Avenue Bridge and delves into the industrial history of the city from the unique and beautiful perspective of the river. Participants gain a new perspective on today’s city by viewing the historical importance of the river from kayaks as they glide past and investigate important landmarks on Nicollet Island, Boom Island, and near the Grain Belt Brewery.

Mall of America
With more than 500 stores, the Mall of America has earned a reputation as not only one of the nation’s foremost shopping centers, but also a major tourist attraction. Spend the afternoon shopping (no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota!) or visit the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium or Nickelodeon Universe amusement park. On the registration form, please indicate if you would like a three-hour unlimited ride pass for Nickelodeon Universe.

Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center is internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, presenting contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions. Spend your first hour with a knowledgeable tour guide who will show you some highlights from the collections at the Walker. The second hour can either be spent further exploring on your own, or participating in a hands-on art lab with fellow meeting attendees.

Special Evening Activity - Minnesota Twins Baseball Game
Take a short walk to Target Field to enjoy an evening of baseball with your friends and colleagues, as the Minnesota Twins play the Cleveland Indians. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased at the time of meeting registration. Tickets are not included in the price of meeting registration and will not be available for purchase onsite. Game time is 6:10 pm on Saturday evening. Afternoon activities will end in time to attend the game.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Blackwell Futura Media Services and The Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Pediatrics
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 15.5 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

American Academy of Dermatology
The Society For Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting (Program #127100) is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 15.5 AAD Recognized Credit(s) and may be
used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award.


Register online now.

Print a form to mail or fax.

REGISTRATION FEES Through 6/16 After 6/16 Onsite
SPD Member $575 $675 $775
Non-Member $675 $775 $875
Physician Extender/Mid-Level $475 $525 $575
Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow
(entire meeting)
$225 $275 $300
Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow
(one day pass)
$125 $150 $175
Accompanying Adult & Child (12 and over) $150 $150 $150
Accompanying Child (under 12) $50 $50 $50

Accompanying Guests
Guests must be registered in order to participate in meeting activities. The guest registration cost includes the Welcome Reception, three breakfasts, two lunches, and one ticket for an optional activity.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing.

Through June 8 - Registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded following the meeting.
June 9 - July 7 - Registration fee, less a $200 administrative fee, will be applied toward next year's meeting for SPD members. No refund provided for non-members.
July 8 or later - No refund will be provided.


The submission deadline has passed. Submitters will be notified by May 31, 2016.


Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who are SPD members and present cases (Cases of the Year) or posters at the SPD Annual Meeting. This is an effort to encourage participation among trainees interested in pediatric dermatology and helps provide recognition for exceptional work as well as financial assistance to attend the meeting. There will be two $1,000 awards available for the SPD 2016 Annual Meeting. Members who qualify will apply through the SPD website at the time of submission of cases and posters. The SPD Awards and Goals Committee will evaluate the quality of the case/poster, focusing on whether it presents “new” information, is relevant to care of children with skin diseases, quality of data, and approved consent process.

The AAP Section on Dermatology will offer one $1,000 Travel Award, open to residents or fellows who present cases or posters at the Annual Meeting. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on pediatric dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home and collaborating with pediatrician partners. Members can apply for this award at the time of case or abstract submission.

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