2023 Annual Meeting


This meeting will be held in-person, but presentations will be recorded and made available for purchase in late August. CME credit will be offered for those who attend live, and those who purchase the recordings.


Beth Nieman, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Craig Burkhart, MD, Burkhart Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology
Zakiya Pressley Rice, MD, Dermatology Associates of Georgia/ Emory Dermatology
Amy Theos, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, July 13

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Early Career Networking Reception
All trainees and early career faculty welcome. Mid and senior career faculty, please join! We would love to network with you!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Friday, July 14

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Beth Nieman, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Craig Burkhart, MD, Burkhart Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology
Zakiya Rice, MD, Dermatology Associates of Georgia/ Emory University School of Medicine
Amy Theos, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM
Peds Derm Quiz
Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Rabina Walsh, MD, Duke University

8:25 AM - 9:00 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 1 - New Treatment Approaches for Epidermolysis Bullosa
Jemima Mellerio, MD, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Made A Masterpiece: Helping Our Patients Face the World with Confidence
Alanna Bree, MD, Sagis Diagnostics & Made A Masterpiece

9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
Seeing Eye to Eye: Ophthalmology Pearls for Pediatric Dermatologists
Sarah Grace, MD, Duke University

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Break/Poster Viewing

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
Qualitative Research in Pediatric Dermatology: Why and How
Carrie Coughlin, MD, MPHS, Washington University School of Medicine

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Housing, Health, and Pediatric Dermatology
George Hightower, MD, PhD, UCSD/Rady Children's

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Panel: Atopic Dermatitis
Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Peter Lio, MD, Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Amy Paller, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Presentation of SPD's Hall of Fame Award
2023 Recipient: Ilona Frieden, MD, UCSF
Presenter: Harper Price, MD, Phoenix Children's Hospital

11:50 AM - 12:45 PM
Sam Weinberg’s Cases of the Year

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Offsite Afternoon Activities

Saturday, July 15

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Presentation of AAP Section on Dermatology Alvin Jacobs Award
Recipient: Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD
Presenter: Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
Peds Derm Quiz
Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Rabina Walsh, MD, Duke University

8:20 AM - 9:05 AM
Founders Lecture
Beth Drolet, MD, University of Wisconsin - Madison

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Presentation to Be Announced

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
“Nailing” Nails: Common Diagnoses, Management & Procedures
Jane Bellet, MD, Duke University School of Medicine

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Panel: TikTok Fact vs Fad
Muneeb Shah, DO, PC Dermatology
Angelo Landriscina, MD, West Broadway Medical PC

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

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
Alopecia Areata & JAK Inhibitors
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases/National Institutes of Health

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Radiology for Pediatric Dermatologists: Should I Order Contrast? Your Radiology Questions Answered
Jessica Williams, MD, Radiology Associates of Albuquerque

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Research Updates in Pediatric Dermatology

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

ABD and SPD: Conversations that Count

Hands on Workshop - Suturing
Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, Yag-Howard Cosmetic Dermatology

Young Member Mentorship Panel

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Offiste Dinner (purchase ticket at time of registration)

Sunday, July 16

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Business Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
Peds Derm Quiz
Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Rabina Walsh, MD, Duke University

8:20 AM - 8:35 AM
Award Presentations

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM
Poster Awards

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM
Hurwitz Lecture Part 2 - Illuminating Cases from the Genodermatosis Clinic
Jemima Mellerio, MD, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Dermatologist from a Developing Country Award Winner Presentation

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Lessons Learned as a Parent of a Child with a Vascular Anomaly
Monique Kumar, MD, Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology and University of Central Florida College of Medicine

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Vitiligo and JAK Inhibitors
Nannette Silverberg, MD, Mount Sinai

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Break/Poster Viewing

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Year in Review
Minnelly Luu, MD, University of Southern California/Children's Hospital Los Angeles

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Pediatric Dermatology Year in Review
Brandi Kenner-Bell, MD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year, Part 2


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 (Live In-Person Activity)
*The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 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.


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

The room rate is $299 single/double, plus applicable sales/lodging taxes (currently 13%). There is also a $10/night resort fee, which includes in-room high speed Internet access, entrance to the Sports Complex, in-room coffee and tea, self-guided history tour of the Grove Park Inn, and on property shuttle.

Third and fourth adults in a room are $40 each per night. Rooms are available until Monday, June 12, or until the block sells out - whichever comes first. One night's deposit is due at the time of reservation, and the Grove Park Inn’s cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival date. Deposit will be forfeited if reservations are cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.

Click here to make your room reservation.

Transportation and Parking

The Asheville Regional Airport is 17 miles from the hotel. Other airports in the area include Greenville-Spartanburg (65 miles) and Charlotte (125 miles).

Parking at the Grove Park Inn is $25/day for self parking; or $35/day for valet parking.


A variety of activities will be offered to attendees as no additional cost on Friday afternoon. Registered guests may also attend. Please sign up for a specific activity at the time of registration. If your plans change, please let us know as space is limited and activities often have waiting lists.

Tour the Historic Biltmore Estate
Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. You'll enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Float Trip on the French Broad River
Enjoy a self-guided float trip in a raft or or inflatable kayaks. This trip is a great introduction to river rafting with easy Class I-II rapids. It is on a beautiful and serene section of the French Broad River. This trip is a great choice for those who want to explore the scenic beauty of Western North Carolina and are up for paddling without a guide. (2-3 hours, suitable for all skill levels)

Explore on Your Own - Shuttle to Downtown & River Arts District
Our shuttle will loop between the Grove Park Inn, Downtown Asheville, and the River Arts District. Downtown, you can enjoy shopping at local, independent stores or visit a local restaurant or brewery. The River Arts District is a colorful neighborhood, once full of bustling mills, and now home to 270+ working artists and offers an eclectic mix of dining, vibrant murals, as well as easy access to the French Broad River. The River Arts District provides endless opportunities for visitors to personally connect with some of Asheville's top creatives, engage in hands-on workshops and purchase local artwork.

Pickleball - Asheville Racquet Club South
The country’s fast growing sport is coming to the SPD for the second year! Enjoy some afternoon competition in a challenging round-robin format held on Asheville Racquet Club South's outdoor courts. Players of all ability and skill levels are invited to participate. Bring your own paddles if you have them – we will have a limited number available for those who need one.



Through June 15 June 16-July 6 After July 6 & Onsite
SPD Member $695 $795 $895
Non Member $795 $895 $995
Advanced Practice Provider $595 $645 $695
Resident or Fellow (entire meeting) $345 $395 $425
Resident or Fellow (one day pass) $175 $200 $225
Medical Student (complimentary;
includes spring 2023 graduates)
0 0 0

Dinner Tickets
Saturday, July 15

Through June 15 June 16-July 6 After July 6 & Onsite
Adult (12 and over) $75 $80 $85
Child (under 12) $50 $55 $60
Resident/Fellow/Medical Student $35 $40 $45

Guest Registration
Guest registration includes access to the welcome reception, three breakfasts, two box lunches, and Friday afternoon activity. Dinner tickets must be purchased separately.

Adult (12 and over) $175
Child (under 12) $75

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Through June 15: Registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded following the meeting.
June 16 - July 6: Registration fee, less a $200 administrative fee, will be applied toward next year’s meeting for SPD members. No refund provided for non-members
After July 6: No refund will be provided.


Case and poster submission is now open. The submission deadline is April 18.