Translational Lecture Series

An on-going, evidence-based series from George Washington University, the Translational Science Dermatology Lecture Series provides dermatologists and residents with access to the latest bench-to-bedside research and practical pearls.

July 2020
Two Lectures from Dr. Warren R. Heymann
Dr. Warren R. Heymann presents two mini lectures:
  • A Clinician’s Perspective: Commentaries from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Clinical Pearls in Medical Dermatology: Observed and Anticipated
Presenter: Warren R. Heymann, MD is the Head of the Division of Dermatology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics  for their support and exhibition at this event.
May 2020
Skin Immune Response: Friend or Foe? – Exploring the Role of Inflammation and Microbes in Acne Pathogenesis

Dr. Jenny Kim will review skin’s important role as an immune organ and what happens when dysregulation occurs.

Presenter: Jenny Kim, MD, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Chief of Dermatology at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Veterans Affairs.

Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics, Lilly, and Novartis for their support and exhibition at this event.

March 2020
CAM and Evidence: It Is There But You Have To Look For It – Some Surprising and Practical Pearls
Dr. Daniel Siegel will review popular complimentary and alternative medicine treatments in dermatology, and provide practical pearls for using CAM treatments.
Presenter: Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and former President of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics and Sanofi Regeneron for their support and exhibition at this event.
October 2019
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (mostly in transplant recipients) Update 2019

Dr. Sarah Aaron will review emerging research on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in transplant and non-transplant patients. She will also discuss how her studies of immunosuppressed patients have helped her treat the immunocompetent patient with SCC.

Presenter: Sarah Aaron, MD, PhD is a dermatologic surgeon who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and the Associate Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

Special thanks to Ortho DermatologicsSanofi Regeneron, and AbbVie for their support and exhibition at this event.

August 2019
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: a Few Steps Forward

Ginette A. Okoye MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Howard University, walks us through her research on hidradenitis suppurativa, the pathogenesis of HS, and how studies contribute to our understanding and management of the disease. Dr. Okoye will also discuss how clinicians can incorporate research into their careers and share a few treatment pearls for HS.

Presenter: Ginette A. Okoye, MD is a Professor of Dermatology, Chair of the Department of Dermatology, at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.

Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics, Sanofi and Regeneron for their support and exhibition at this event.

July 2019
Deciphering the Relationship Between Cutaneous and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Benjamin Chong, Associate Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center , sheds light (well hopefully not too much) on evidenced based expectations and management strategies for cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

Presenter:Benjamin Chong, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holds the Anita C. Gilliam, M.D., Ph.D., Professorship in Dermatology. Dr. Chong is Director of the UT Southwestern Connective Tissue Disease Clinic and Medical Director of the Parkland Health and Hospital System Dermatology Clinic. He specializes in general dermatology and has expertise in cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and sarcoidosis.

Special thanks to Novartis for their support and exhibition at this event and to Pfizer for an unrestricted educational grant to support this program.

June 2019
Translational Research in Vitiligo: Launching a new era of targeted treatment

John Harris, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Division and Director of the Vitiligo Clinical Care and Research Center at UMMS explores emerging therapies in vitiligo.

Presenter: John Harris, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Dermatology Division and Director of the Vitiligo Clinical Care and Research Center at UMMS

Special thanks to Ortho Dermatologics and Dermira for their support and exhibition at this event.

June 2019
Investigating Value in Everyday Dermatology

Should we be checking labs on our isotretinoin patients monthly? Will all patients on terbinafine develop hepatic failure? Can we find medications our patients can actually afford and work?

Go on a whirlwind tour of traditional clinical approaches which may not be more anecdote than science, highlighting the value of evidenced based medicine.

Presenter: Joslyn Kirby, MD, MS, Med, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine

Thank you to Sun PharmaSanofiAlmirallRegeneronLilly, AbbVieUCB, and Mayne Pharma for their support and/or exhibition at this event.

June 2019
Hair, Hair, Everywhair: The Translational Journey to Elucidate the Role of JAK Inhibition in Alopecia Areata and Androgenic Alopecia

An incredible investigative journey, from cell to mouse to human, to elucidate the pathophysiology of alopecia areata and develop both biomarkers for disease activity and treatment success, as well as targeted therapies to overcome this often recalcitrant and disabling disease.

Presenter: Angela Christiano, PhD, the Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development at Columbia University

Thank you to Ortho Dermatologics, for their support of and exhibition at this event.

June 2019
Approaches to Treating Advanced Melanoma

A review of the mechanisms and utilization of small molecule inhibitors and immunotherapies for the treatment of advanced melanoma through this stellar case-based lecture.

Presenter: Dr. Suraj Venna, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Thank you to Pfizer, for their support of and exhibition at this event.

June 2018
Time Heals All Wounds? Not Really: A Bench to Bedside Review on Cutaneous Wound Management

Robert Kirsner M.D., PhD, Professor and Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine challenges us with practical, translational pearls on wound care in this installment of the GW/JDD Translational Science Lecture Series. What is the best way to manage wound pain? Are scarless graft donor sites related to the easter bunny? What’s mo(i)st important for wound bandaging? Let’s be clear – ALL DERMATOLOGISTS SHOULD WATCH THIS.

Special thanks to Sun Pharma, for support of and exhibition at this event.