39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
July 11-14, 2013 • Pfister Hotel • Milwaukee, WI

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


Beth Drolet, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Yvonne Chiu, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Sheila Galbraith, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Kristen Holland, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Valerie Lyon, MD
Madison Medical Affiliates


An ideal destination for families, Milwaukee offers an abundance of fun and unique activities. With everything from dynamic and unique cuisine to the vibrant arts scene, from dozens of museums and cultural facilities to their breweries, Milwaukee is a city for visitors of all ages. Stroll the RiverWalk which winds along the Milwaukee River with access to some of the city’s best restaurants, brewpubs, shops and waterfront nightlife or get ready to rumble with The Great American Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, which has been a Milwaukee tradition for more than a century. Enjoy Milwaukee County Parks’ 15,000 acres of recreational enjoyment which includes beaches or bike along the 100-mile Oak Leaf Trail. Without a doubt, this “city of cool” has world class attractions adding to their beautiful lakefront location.


The SPD is currently planning its 39th Annual Meeting for July 11-14, 2013 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. 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 2012, over 350 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 Pfister Hotel as of June 13 and no additional reservations are being taken by the hotel. Overflow accommodations have been set up at the InterContinental Milwaukee (http://www.intercontinentalmilwaukee.com), which is a approximately an 8-10 minute walk from The Pfister. The hotel is located at 139 East Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The rate at the InterContinental Milwaukee is $179 single/double through June 25, 2013.

Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel web page at http://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/milwaukee/mkewi/hoteldetail?groupCode=A73 or by calling (414) 935-5943. When you make a reservation online, please enter your arrival and departure dates and the group code will be automatically pre-populated for you. If you are calling to reserve a room, please utilize the code Society for Pediatric Dermatology. A valid credit card will be required to complete your reservation. Please note the cutoff date for reservations will be Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Other hotels near The Pfister Hotel include:
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee**
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 276-1234
The Hyatt is approximately a 12-15 minute walk from The Pfister Hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown**
611 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-6611
The Hilton Garden Inn is approximately a 5 minute walk from The Pfister Hotel.

**SPD has not secured any rooms at these locations.


The Pfister Hotel is approximately 8 miles from the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Taxi service from the General Mitchell International Airport is approximately $20 one-way. The hotel does not have an airport shuttle.

Parking at The Pfister Hotel:
Self-Parking is $25 with unlimited in and out privileges
Valet Parking is $30 daily with unlimited in and out privileges
Nearby alternate parking is also available.


Through 6/1/13
After 6/1/13
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.

Through 6/1/13
After 6/1/13
Young Leaders Reception
Welcome Reception
Dinner & Reception
Milwaukee Art Museum - adult
Dinner & Reception
Milwaukee Art Museum - res/fellow
Dinner & Reception
Milwaukee Art Museum - child

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 May 31, 2013. 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 Art Museum event on July 14.


It is very important to us that you enjoy SPD 2013. 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, 2013, 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
Fellows and Young Leaders Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

Milwaukee Boat Tour
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

There’s simply no better way to see Milwaukee than from its waterfront. Explore Milwaukee’s rivers, harbors and Lake Michigan on this live narrated tour provided by Historic Milwaukee certified tour guides, as well as the captain. Enjoy unforgettable views and a unique perspective of Milwaukee’s history and architecture, in addition to an unforgettable view of the Milwaukee skyline. Pre-Registration required. Limited to the first 150 people who register.

Sprecher Brewery Tour
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Milwaukee’s long and rich brewing heritage dates back to the 1840s, and they continue to remain a true brew city. As a micro-brewery, Sprecher is able to focus more on its specialty “craft beers” with an eye on the highest quality and tradition of European style brewing while producing less than 15,000 barrels a year. This guided tour of the brewhouse will take you through their aging cellar to their bottling line and warehouse. At the end of the tour, all adults 21 and older will have the opportunity to sample 4 different beers and will receive a souvenir glass to take home. This family friendly tour is open to participants of all ages and samples of Sprecher’s sodas will be available to all ages. Pre-Registration required. Limited to the first 75 people who register.

Harley-Davidson Back Roads VIP Tour
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Harley-Davidson Museum is no ordinary museum. The Great American Motorcycle has been a Milwaukee tradition for more than a century. William S. Harley and the Davidson brothers created the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Milwaukee in 1903. Get to know the muscle behind the machines on this special-guided tour that offers an in-depth explanation of Museum exhibits and glimpses into the private areas of the Harley-Davidson Archives. Allow yourself to experience a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before. Pre-Registration required. Limited to the first 50 people who register.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Guided Grounds Tour
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The “going green” movement is going strong in Milwaukee. 15,000 acres of parkland shoreline along a Great Lake and three rivers running through the city offer easy access to nature. The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world. This guided grounds tour is a nature hike on the nature center’s 185-acre natural area which has 6 ó miles of trails to ponds, through prairies, forests and down to the shores of “Great” Lake Michigan. The center is also home to raptors, eagles, owls, falcons and other birds which delight visitors of all ages. Immerse yourself and learn about the natural world that surrounds you. Pre-Registration required. Limited to the first 25 people who register.


Dinner & Reception
Milwaukee Art Museum

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With 1,500 pieces on display at one time, the Milwaukee Art Museum has more art than most visitors can see in a day. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a total of 30,000 works of art that they have been collecting for 125 years. This 341,000 square foot Museum includes the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Central to the Museum’s mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation. Tickets are 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 2013 Annual Meeting July 11-14, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. 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. Travel Award submission deadline is May 17, 2013. Authors will be contacted via email in June 2013 if their case is chosen. Please contact spd@hp-assoc.com if you have any questions.


Blackwell Futura Media Services, an imprint of Wiley-Blackwell, has approved this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

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. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. SPD’s Annual Meeting is also recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology 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 15.00 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.


The Society for Pediatric Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the following companies who have provided grants to support our 2013 educational programs and initiatives:

PLATINUM $25,000 +

  Proctor & Gamble

GOLD $15,000 - $24,999

  Medicis, a division of Valeant Pharmaceutics

SILVER $7,500 - $14,999

  Hill Dermaceuticals
  Johnson & Johnson
  Promius Pharma
  Summers Laboratories

BRONZE $1,000 - $7,499

  Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals
  National Rehab
  Sanofi Pasteur
  Top MD Skin Care

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