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.

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.

October 2017
Advances in Melanoma Risk Assessment and Metastatic Disease Monitoring

Dr. David Polsky, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Alfred W. Kopf, MD Professor of Dermatologic Oncology in the Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center delivers a stelar presentation on both developing tools to better stratify risk factors for melanoma, and identifying novel biomarkers to allow for melanoma treatment efficacy monitoring and progress.

Special thanks to Genentech for support of and exhibition at this event.

August 2017
Targeting cAMP Signaling for the Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases of the Skin

Dr. Jon Zippin, Assistant Attending Dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell, elucidates the complexity of cAMP biology and the translational impact of PDE4 inhibition as it relates to chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Tune in to learn why targeting this pathway is clinically meaningful but also where more work is needed to improve outcomes.

Special thanks to Celgene and Pfizer for support of and exhibition at this event.

December 2016
Update on Pediatric Inflammatory Skin Disorders: How Pathogenesis Informs Treatment

Dr. Amy Paller, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, delivers a presentation discussing the cause and treatment of pediatric Atopic Dematitis, including co-morbidities, epidermal barrier impairment, and compliance issues.

Special thanks to Encore Dermatology for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

October 2016
Psoriasis: Biological Basis for Comorbidities

Dr. Abrar Qureshi, Professor and Chair of Department of Dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, reviews his research to uncover the biological basis for many of the co-morbidities associated with, and risk factors for, psoriasis. Through this clear and clinically oriented presentation, the common pathophysiological threads are elucidated with a focus on identifying preventive strategies and therapeutic targets for current and future treatments.

Special thanks to CelgeneLeo PharmaEli Lilly, and AbbVie for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.

August 2016
Itch From Bedside to Bench

Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provides residents and physicians access to the latest bench research and practical pearls from a master in pruritus that will help them offer the highest quality evidence-based dermatological care.

Special thanks to Exeltis and Intraderm for support and/or exhibition at the live activity.