Water Cooler – Friday, Feb. 16

What are you most excited to learn about or see at the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting?


“My favorite part of the AAD is obtaining new knowledge that I can’t find in a textbook. It is an invaluable resource to be able to discuss new diagnostic and treatment modalities to take home to your own practice. Especially as a resident, I love interacting with some of the big mentors in the field and seeing how my colleagues practice.”
– Lauren Boudreaux, DO, Portland, Oregon

“I look forward to attending the session ‘Role of Dermatologist in Management of Skin Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients,’ as it’s always a very informative session with great lectures. The session provides me new perspectives in managing complex transplant patients in my high-risk clinic at UT Southwestern. I’m also looking forward to catching up with friends, previous co-residents, and mentors, and learning from great colleagues.”
– Rajiv Nijawan, MD, Dallas

“I am most looking forward to learning more about caring for challenging oncodermatology patients, especially those that have received stem cell transplants. As stem cell transplants are on the rise and patients are surviving much longer after transplant, we are seeing a steady increase in the number of patients with post-transplant complications, such as graft-versus-host disease.”
– Mallory Shiver Abate, MD, St. Louis

“I am most looking forward to being able to further my interests in global health. I have always had a passion for this and will take advantage of the talks at the meeting that will help me learn how to incorporate global health into my future practice. Volunteering abroad isn’t as prevalent in dermatology as some other specialties, so I am very excited to learn about the different opportunities available and network with other dermatologists who share similar interests.”
– Nikesh Patel, MD, Little Rock, Arkansas


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