EADV/AAD symposium will highlight the “cultural dimension of medicine and dermatology”

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and the AAD are joining forces to provide an expanded perspective on global topics of interest to dermatologists. The “EADV/AAD Joint Symposium” (S005) will feature speakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who will discuss a diverse group of topics and the impact they will have on caring for patients.

Topics to be covered include recent advances in vascular birthmarks, advances in therapies for alopecia areata, the clinical spectrum of systemic sclerosis and scleroderma-like diseases, and new cancer treatments — specifically immunotherapies — and how they affect the skin.

Dan Lipsker, MD, who will present on the topic of lupus erythematosus, said there are a number of reasons why this session is important.

“This symposium will highlight the cultural dimension of medicine and dermatology in a single session,” he said. “The approach to classification of diseases, to patients, and to treatments varies according to cultural and national background, not only for reasons of money and insurance.”

In addition, he said the session gives the AAD Summer Meeting an international dimension, allowing colleagues from different countries to meet on a more personal level and share perspectives.

The symposium will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, in Regency Ballroom A.