Annual Meeting

July 9 - 12, 2015
41st Annual Meeting
Boston, MA

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Marilyn Liang, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Karen Wiss, MD
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
James Dinulos, MD
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth &
University of Connecticut
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD
University of Minnesota, Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Huang, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital


Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, July 10, 2015

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

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

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Guess the Diagnosis: "Wicked Good Cases"
Leah Belazarian, MD, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Diagnosis and Management of Mucosal Lesions in Pediatric Dermatology
Adelaide Hebert, MD, University of Texas-Houston

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Research Grant Awards
Joyce Teng, MD, Ph.D., Stanford University, Awards & Grants Chair

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 1: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in Global Child Health
Gary Darmstadt, MD, Stanford University

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
Developing Country Award Lecture
Nam Ngoc Khanh Tran, MD, Hue University - Vietnam

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM
Positive Exposure: Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis
Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Inpatient Pediatric Dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Lessons Learned
Patrick McMahon, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year, Part 1
Robert Hayman, MD, SUNY-Stony Brook, Moderator

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

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Parallel Sessions

MOC Self-Assessment: Pediatric Dermatology
Katherine Puttgen, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Getting Things Done: Project Management for Pediatric Dermatologists
Ilona Frieden, MD, University of California, San Francisco & Beth Drolet, MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Be a Mentor, Find a Mentor
John Browning, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderator; Jane Bellet, MD, Duke University; Meena Julapalli, MD, University of Colorado, Denver; Sheilagh Maguiness, MD, University of Minnesota Children's Hospital; Elaine Siegfried, MD, St. Louis University; Jeffrey Sugarman, MD, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Special Event Dinner - The State Room
(Ticket Required)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Presentation of the AAP Section on Dermatology

2015 Recipient: Patricia Treadwell, MD, Indiana University
Presenter: Julie Prendiville, MD, BC Children's Hospital

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Pediatric Dermatology Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC)
Jennifer Reeve, MD, Ph.D. & Birgitta Schmidt, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

8:20 AM - 9:05 AM
Founder's Lecture: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Moise Levy, MD, Dell Children's Medical Center/University of Texas - Austin

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM
Does Anesthesia Harm the Developing Brain?
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM
Skin Lesions & Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease - A Neurointerventionalist's Perspective
Darren Orbach, MD, Ph.D., Boston Children's Hospital

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

10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Surgeon with Expertise in Vascular Anomalies
Steven Fishman, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Emerging Medical Therapies for Vascular Anomalies: Is Sirolimus the New Propranolol?
Cameron Trenor, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Management of Vascular Anomalies at Boston Children's Hospital: Lessons Learned
John Mulliken, MD, Steven Fishman, MD, Marilyn Liang, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Junior Faculty and Fellows Forum
John Browning, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderator

1:30 PM
Optional Activities
See below

Sunday, July 12, 2015

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:15 AM - 7:55 AM
Business Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Dancing with the Stahs!
Leah Belazarian, MD, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
Poster Awards
Brittany Craiglow, MD, Yale University, Poster Chair

8:25 AM - 8:35 AM
Resident Research Award

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 2: Role of Skin Health and Care in Global Child Health
Gary Darmstadt, MD, Stanford University

9:20 AM - 9:25 AM
2017 World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology Preview

9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
Research Forum
Megha Tollefson, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Moderator

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Allergy for Dermatologists: Frequently Asked Questions
John Lee, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
A Day in the Life of a Seasoned Pediatric Dermatologist
Lily Uihlein, MD, JD, Loyola University; Stephen Gellis,MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Richard Antaya, MD, Yale University; Patricia Treadwell, MD, Indiana University

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Year in Review
Elena Hawryluk, MD, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year, Part 2
Robert Hayman, MD, SUNY-Stony Brook, Moderator

1:00 PM
Meeting Adjourns


Overflow Hotel
The Langham Boston

250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02210

Click here to reserve your hotel room online.

Classic Room - $235 (currently sold out)
Deluxe Room - $255

A special room rate of $255 per night single/double is available at The Langham, which is a 5-minute walk from SPD's meeting hotel. The rate is offered until June 17 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. Reservations made after June 17 will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing hotel rates. Reservations can be made online, or by calling (617) 451-1992 or (800) 791-7761 and mentioning the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

Meeting Location
InterContinental Boston

510 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

The group rate of $235 is sold out at the InterContinental on most nights during the conference. The room block cannot be increased. If you would like to check your specific dates, please call (800) 235-4670 and mention the SPD 2015 Annual Meeting.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

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, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.

Friday, July 10, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Special Event Dinner - The State Room
Join your friends and colleagues for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the State Room, perched atop Sixty State Street skyscraper. The venue offers unmatched views of the harbor and city. 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 11, 2015

One of the following tours is included with your meeting registration. Please choose your tour when you register for the meeting. Guests/children must be registered in order to participate.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover the Freedom Trail
Walk into history with an 18th Century costumed guide who will meet the group at the hotel for a 90-minute guided walking tour of Boston’s famous historical sites. The tour will end at Faneuil Hall, approximately one mile from the hotel. Enjoy time at the market, then return to the hotel on your own at your leisure. Registration required. Limited to the first 80 registrants.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Boston Duck Boat Tour
Board your DUCK at the hotel and see Boston by land and water. You'll pass by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, then cruise the Charles River for a beautiful view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Registration is required. Limited to the first 70 registrants.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Museum of Fine Arts Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop
Observation is a critical part of medical practice. During this two-hour workshop, step outside of the medical world into the museum galleries at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to hone your observation and descriptive language skills. Using relevant works of art, we will spend time looking closely and developing skills that can be directly applied to medical practice. Registration required. Limited to the first 80 registrants.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fenway Park Historical Walking Tour
Explore the historic grounds of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway Park. Enjoy a 60-minute guided tour, complete with team, ball club, and player history. Registration required. Limited to the first 50 registrants


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 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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 16.25 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.


Pre-Registration is closed. If you plan to register onsite, you may print and fill out a registration form to bring with you.

REGISTRATION FEES Through 6/15 After 6/15 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. Notifications were sent in mid-June. Click here to view the Cases of the Year submissions that were chosen to present at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.


Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who 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 2015 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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