38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
July 11-14, 2012 • Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay • Monterey, CA

  Course Directors Special Events & Activities
  Complete Meeting Program Cases of the Year
  • Online Registration (closed) Research Forum
  Online Brochure (full) Fellows/Junior Faculty Forum
  Print Registration Form (1 page) Poster Presentations
  Registration Fees & Information Travel Awards
  About Monterey, CA CME Credit Information
  Hotel Accommodations • Recognition of Sponsors
  Air Travel & Transportation  


Anna Bruckner, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
University of Colorado - Denver
Kelly Cordoro, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
University of California - San Francisco
Brandie Metz, MD
Pediatric Dermatology of Orange County - Irvine, CA


Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey's seaside restaurants to the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, from Big Sur's redwood groves to Pebble Beach's perfectly groomed golf courses, from Salinas' old-fashioned rodeo to Carmel-by-the-Sea's elite music and art festivals, Monterey has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled. Monterey offers iconic California experiences. Experience the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. Play 18 holes at legendary golf courses, or just hang out at the 19th hole and watch the pros practice. Monterey County has a little something special for everyone.


The SPD is currently planning its 38th Annual Meeting for July 11-14, 2012 at the Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay in Monterey, CA. The format of the Annual Meeting includes general plenary sessions with both practical and cutting-edge talks on a wide range of medical and surgical pediatric and dermatologic topics. In addition, the Annual Meeting will include oral presentations of selected abstracts, a poster session and networking receptions.

The SPD Annual Meeting is the annual cornerstone meeting for healthcare professionals with an interest in the care of children with skin disease. In 2011, over 400 health care professionals attended this meeting, including academic pediatric dermatology opinion leaders, clinical pediatric dermatologists, general dermatologists, pediatricians, family physicians, as well as medical extender physician assistants, and nurse practitioners and trainees (fellows, residents, and medical students). Annual Meeting participants include not only professionals from North America but also from academic and clinical programs all over the world.


Please be advised that the SPD has filled up its room block at the The Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay as of May 30 and no additional reservations are being taken by the hotel. Overflow accommodations have been set up at Hotel Casa Munras (www.hotelcasamunras.com), which is a 5-10 minute walk from the Portola. The hotel is located at 700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. The rate at Casa Munras is $179 per night for a standard queen room and $199 per night for a double room or king room.

Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel web page at www.hotelcasamunras.com. Please enter your arrival and departure dates and utilize the code GCCNV1 in the Group Code section. A valid credit card will be required to complete the reservation. Please note the cutoff date for reservations will be Friday, June 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.


The Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay is approximately 4 miles from the Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY). The hotel does not offer shuttle service from this airport. Please note that the Monterey Airport is small and has a limited number of flights per day. Other Northern California airports that service Monterey (and may provide lower airfare costs and more flight choices) include San Jose International Airport (SJC - 75 miles/1.5 hours), San Francisco International Airport (SFO - 100 miles/2 hours) and Oakland International Airport (OAK - 100 miles/2 hours).

For flights into the San Jose and San Francisco International airports, the hotel recommends that attendees book shuttle service online from Monterey Airbus that will drop off and pickup from the Portola Hote at Monterey Bay. Prices are $80 roundtrip from San Jose and $100 to SFO.

Parking at the Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay:
Self-Parking is $17 daily with in and out privileges.
Valet Parking is $20 daily with in and out privileges.


By 6/1/12
After 6/1/12
SPD Member
Non Member
Nurse Practictioner or Physician Assistant
Resident or Fellow - Entire Meeting
Resident or Fellow - One Day Pass
Accompanying Adult & Child > 12 years
Accompanying Adult & Child < 12 years
*Registration fees subject to change.

By 6/1/12
After 6/1/12
Young Leaders Reception
Welcome Reception

Registration fees, less a $100 administration fee, will be refunded following the meeting upon written notice of cancellation to the SPD headquarters office. In order to qualify for a refund of fees, cancellation notice must be received in writing to spd@hp-assoc.com no later than June 1, 2012. There will be no refund of fees for cancellations received after that date.

Please note that all spouses, children and guests must be officially registered as an accompanying guest to attend the meeting to participate in any of the meal functions (including breakfast) or social activities. Badges will be required to be worn during these activities to gain admittance. Please note that guests of residents do not qualify for the resident rate for the Aquarium event on July 13.


It is very important to us that you enjoy SPD 2012. If due to a disability, you have any special needs or requirements, please call (317) 202-0224 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Contact the SPD office at (317) 202-0224 or via email at spd@hp-assoc.com no later than June 1, 2012 if you would like to share a room with another attendee (and split the cost of the room). Please indicate whether you are male or female and your anticipated arrival and departure dates.



6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fellow and Young Leaders Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception


Guided Tour of 17-Mile Drive (SOLD OUT)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cruise along the rugged California Coastline to see the “Greatest meeting of land, sea and sky on the planet.” 17-Mile Drive is widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world offering awe-inspiring vistas and legendary sites. The famous coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach and from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest. Marvel at some of nature’s treasure found along 17-Mile Drive, which includes The Lone Cypress — one of California’s best known landmarks, Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay. You can also see the emerald fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tickets required. Limited to the first 100 people who register.

Whale Watching Tour (SOLD OUT)
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

California is one of the only places in the world where visitors can see whales year-round, and there’s no better place for whale watching than Monterey. During the 21/2 hour trip, narrated by experienced marine biologists/naturalists, you will be provided with a unique opportunity to view the diverse inhabitants of the Monterey Bay, which becomes a feeding ground for multiple whale and dolphin species. You will have a chance to observe humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, orcas (killer whales), and the mighty blue whale. In addition to these large whales, porpoises and large pods of Risso’s dolphins, northern right whale dolphins, and Pacific white-sided dolphins frequent Monterey Bay. No children under the age of 5 and no expecting mothers are allowed on this tour. Tickets required. Limited to the first 90 people who register.

Nature Walk at Point Lobos State Reserve (SOLD OUT)
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

There’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Monterey County than by walking through it. Point Lobos has been called the “crown jewel of the state park system” and offers the perfect blend of tranquil forest setting and majestic ocean views. Over two hundred fifty different animal and bird species, and over three hundred fifty plant species are home to Point Lobos. Next to the spectacular scenic beauty of the Point, the presence of wildlife is among the area’s most arresting features. On your walk, you will see stunning views of the Carmel coastline and Pebble Beach that will provide you with the perfect excuse to stop and catch your breath! Tickets required. Limited to the first 45 people who register.

Shopping Excursion to Carmel
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Carmel features a shopping scene that is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises including locally owned boutiques and specialty shops, unique art galleries and wine tasting rooms. This one square mile village offers personal attention, luxury boutiques and specialty shops, and charming wine tasting rooms. The shopping is metropolitan style, though wholly unique in setting. The most discriminating shopper is sure to find something of great appeal in one of the town’s stone-paved alleyways or curlicue-roofed shops. The shopping is as diverse as the scenery, which means the perfect purchase is never hard to find. Transportation will depart from the Portola Hotel & Spa at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm with return trips sched- uled for 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm.Tickets required. Limited to the first 50 people who register.

FRIDAY JULY 13, 2012

Dinner & Reception (SOLD OUT)
Monterey Bay Aquarium

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to the wonders of the ocean. Located on historic Cannery Row, it’s been called “one of America’s most captivating aquariums,” by ForbesTraveler.com. Dedicated to marine research and conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known throughout the world for its interactive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale. Dinner tickets include access to portions of the Ocean’s Edge Wing in the Aquarium which is home to the Giant Pacific Octopus, sea otters, leopard sharks and a host of other fishes.
Tickets required and not included with registration fee.


Travel awards are now 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 2012 Annual Meeting July 11-14, 2012 in Monterey, CA. Members who qualify will apply through the SPD website at the time of submission of cases and posters. The SPD's Awards & 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.


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 sponsorship 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 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting (Program #127100) is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 16 AAD Recognized Credit(s) and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology's Continuing Medical Education Award.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 16.00 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.

In keeping with the rules of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, conflict of interest disclosure is required of all faculty and other participants in the Annual Meeting. Speakers from the audience are also required to indicate any relevant conflict of interest during discussion of a given topic.

CME requests and seminar evaluations will be managed online. This will ensure that you receive your CME certificate in a timely manner. In order to receive your CME certificate, you will need to log on to a URL and complete a short evaluation. Upon completion of the online form, your CME certificate will be made available for download or to have emailed. Detailed instructions, in addition to the URL, will be provided at the meeting.

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