Annual Meeting

45th Annual Meeting in Asheville | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

March 17, 2020 - Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to the SPD. At this time, we plan to meet in Asheville, July 9-12. However, we are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We will continue to carefully assess the situation as it evolves, and communicate any updates or changes via email and on this webpage. SPD has elected to delay opening registration until April 15 - May 1, depending on prospective changes to the CDC’s current recommendation that groups over 50 should not meet through May 15. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Jane Bellet, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Diana McShane, MD, UNC Dermatology
Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina


Thursday, July 9

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, July 10

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome & Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM
Pediatric Dermatology Quiz, Part 1
Aimee Smidt, MD, University of New Mexico
Kristen Hook, MD, Dermatology Specialists, PA & University of Minnesota

8:20 AM - 8:45 AM
Pediatric Hospital Consultative Medicine
Sarah Cipriano, MD, MPH, MS, University of Utah

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 1: Pediatric Trichoscopy
Bianca Piraccini, MD, PhD, University of Bologna

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
Ian Butler, MD, University of Texas-Houston

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Connective Tissue Diseases: Complications and Their Management
Eveline Wu, MD, University of North Carolina

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Skin Findings that Lead to Eye Findings, or the Other Way Around
Laura Enyedi, MD, Duke University

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
International Trainee/Early Career Award Winner Presentation
Dana Slape, MBBS, Australasian College of Dermatologists

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic
Teresa Wright, MD, LeBonheur Children's Hospital

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Year in Review: Pediatric Dermatology
Craig Burkhart, MD, MS, University of North Carolina

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year, Part 1

2:00 PM
Asheville Activities

Saturday, July 11

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Pediatric Dermatology Quiz, Part 2
Aimee Smidt, MD, University of New Mexico
Kristen Hook, MD, Dermatology Specialists, PA & University of Minnesota

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM
Alvin Jacobs Award Presentation

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM
Clinical Immunology for the Pediatric Dermatologist
Kelli Williams, MD, MPH, Medical University of South Carolina

8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
When Bad Things Happen to Good Doctors
Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH, Seattle Children's Hospital
Karen Wiss, MD, University of Massachusetts
Ilona Frieden, MD, UCSF

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Shame and Resiliency in Physicians
William Bynum, MD, Duke University

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

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Cutaneous Considerations in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
Adela Cardones, MD, Duke University

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Pain Management and Palliative Care in Pediatric Dermatology
Conrad Williams, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Junior Faculty and Fellow Forum

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Hands on Contact Dermatitis: Beyond the TRUE Test
Kari Martin, MD, University of Missouri

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Year in Review: Research
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

MOC - Pediatric Dermatology
Brea Prindaville, MD, Brown University
Elizabeth Nieman, MD, Washington University/St. Louis Children's Hospital

Mentorship Panel
Beth Drolet, MD, University of Wisconsin
Jen Huang, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
Carrie Coughlin, MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Basic Pediatric Dermatology Workshop
Rabina Walsh, MD, Duke University
Colleen Cotton, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Yasmine Kirkorian, MD, Children's National Health System

Surgical Workshop
Annette Wagner, MD, Northwestern University
Melinda Jen, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Julianne Mann, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Harper Price, MD, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Katherine Puttgen, MD, Intermountain Healthcare

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Foundation Fundraiser Activity

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dinner at Amherst Ballroom, located on the Biltmore Estate (ticket required)

Sunday, July 12

7:15 AM - 7:55 AM
SPD Business Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Answers to Quizzes from Days 1 & 2
Aimee Smidt, MD, University of New Mexico
Kristen Hook, MD, Dermatology Specialists, PA & University of Minnesota

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Founder's Lecture: Memorable Patients
Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, UCSD

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Head and Neck Lumps and Bumps
Carlton Zdanski, MD, University of North Carolina

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 2: Pediatric Onychoscopy
Bianca Piraccini, MD, PhD, University of Bologna

9:45 AM - 10:25 AM
How to Approach Challenging Presentations of Common Diagnoses
Albert Yan, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fred Ghali, MD, Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas
Julie Powell, MD, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal

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

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Research Forum

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
Poster/Grant Awards

11:35 AM - 11:45 AM
Resident Research Award Winner Presentation

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Pediatric Genital Disease - Challenging and Rare Conditions
Libby Edwards, MD, Mid-Charlotte Dermatology

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year, Part 2


Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804

Click here to make a reservation, or call 800.438.5800 and mention SPD.

Important Hotel Information

  • Room rate is $299 per night single/double, plus a reduced resort fee of $10 per night.
  • The resort fee includes toll free and local calling, in-room high speed Internet access, entrance to the Sports Complex, in-room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Grove Park Inn and on property shuttle.
  • Taxes are currently 13%.
  • A one night's deposit is due at the time of booking.
  • The Grove Park Inn’s cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival date, 12 pm EST. The deposit will be forfeited if reservations are cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Rooms will be available until Monday, June 8, or until the block sells out - whichever comes first. Reservations received after this date are subject to prevailing rates and availability.
  • Accessible and Pet rooms have limited availability; please submit these requests as early as possible. There is an additional charge of $150 for reserving a pet friendly room.
  • There is a One Night's Room & Tax Early Departure Fee for rooms checking out prior to the departure date.
  • Current overnight parking charges for in-house guests are as follows (subject to change): $15.00 per day for outside self-parking or garage parking, and $22.00 per day for valet parking. Separate parking charges will apply for day guests.

Air Travel
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 18 miles from the Omni Grove Park Inn. Taxi and Uber/Lyft are available for your ground transportation needs.


Attendees can choose from the following Friday afternoon activities at the time of registration:


The Omni Grove Park Inn has children's activities (ages 5-12) available on Friday and Saturday for a fee. Kids Camp is generally not offered on Sundays, but can be if there is enough interest. Registration and payment are the responsiblity of the individual; Kids Camp is operated by the Omni and not by SPD. Please reserve as early as possible to ensure availability.

  • Kids Camp Full Day (9 am - 4 pm): $75 per child (includes lunch)
  • Kids Camp Half Day AM (9 am - 1 pm): $50 per child ​(includes lunch)
  • Kids Camp Half Day PM (1 - 4 pm): $35 per child

Early dropoff can be arranged for an additional fee. To learn more or sign your child up, contact Hannah Bradford directly at or 828.252.2711 ext. 1045. Mention that you are with SPD to receive a 20% discount.


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements
and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint
providership of National Association for Continuing Education and the Society for Pediatric
Dermatology. The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
*The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

*Final designation will be determined upon review of final agenda.


Registration is not yet open.

REGISTRATION FEES Through 6/11/20 6/12/20 - 6/26/20 Onsite (after 6/26/20)
SPD Member $595 $695 $795
Non-Member $695 $795 $895
Advanced Practice Provider $495 $545 $595
Resident or Fellow
(entire meeting)
$245 $295 $320
Resident or Fellow
(one day pass)
$145 $170 $195
Medical Student complimentary (including those who graduate in 2020)
Guest Registration
Accompanying Adult & Child
(12 and over)
$175 $175 $175
Accompanying Child (under 12) $60 $60 $60
Dinner Tickets
Dinner Ticket - Adult $80 $85 $90
Dinner Ticket - Child $55 $60 $65
Dinner Ticket - Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow $40 $45 $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. Guest registration does not include the special evening dinner. Guests do not have to be registered to purchase a ticket for dinner.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing.

Through June 11 - Registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded following the meeting.
June 12 - 26 - Registration fee, less a $200 administrative fee, will be applied toward next year's meeting for SPD members. No refund provided for non-members.
June 27 or later - No refund will be provided.


Case and poster submission will open in mid-April.


Attention Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students:
4 Travel Awards Available for SPD Members

Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who are SPD members and present 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. SPD awards are $1,000, and the AAP award is $500. Apply for awards at the time of case/poster submission by checking the appropriate box on the form.

SPD Travel Awards
The SPD Awards and Grants 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.

  • Two $1,000 awards available to fellows, residents, or medical students
  • MEDICAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD - One $1,000 award available just for medical students

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Dermatology Travel Award
One $500 Travel Award will be given by the AAP Section on Dermatology. Only abstracts for posters that focus on Pediatric Dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home, or collaborating with Pediatrician partners will be considered.