2016 Annual Meeting Dailies

Technology plays role in decoding disease to target interventions

Amy S. Paller, MD, recognizes that the namesake for the Clarence S. Livingood, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship helped shape the field of dermatology to what it has become today. “Clarence ... > MORE

Self-funded TLA research makes an impact

Tumescent lidocaine anesthesia (TLA) was developed 30 years ago to allow successful liposuction procedures totally using local anesthesia. In decades since, Jeffrey A. Klein, MD, has expanded his ... > MORE

Genetic research sheds light on how sunlight drives skin cancer

Decades of research into the human genome has taught researchers not only how normal cells evolve into skin cancer cells, but why. The answer — sunlight — is not a surprise for dermatologists. That ... > MORE

The science of itch: Learning to quiet an overcharged nervous system

Itch is a condition often associated with diseases from psoriasis and atopic dermatitis to kidney disease, liver disease, and lymphoma, but it has become clear that it is more than that — it also is ... > MORE

An end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic is in sight

In 2012, for the first time more than half of those eligible for HIV treatment around the world were receiving it, according to the UNAIDS Global Report. In 2016, U.S. public health officials are ... > MORE

Taking up the fight against vaccine-preventable viruses

Although primary care providers (PCPs) traditionally are considered the first line of defense to talk with patients about vaccinations for varicella, mumps, measles, rubella, and the human ... > MORE

Emerging therapies: New treatments emerge for melanoma, BCC, and SCC

In 2016, about twice as many people will die of skin cancer than all other cancers combined in the United States, according to projections from the American College of Surgeons. Friday's “New and ... > MORE

Sunday Plenary: Five science lectures, presidential addresses among highlights

The Sunday Plenary will feature five scientific lectures that will focus on the influence of genetics on skin disease, tumescent drug delivery, how gene networks influence skin cancer, neurological ... > MORE

Field cancerization: Emerging science transforming SCC diagnosis, treatment

The emerging science of field cancer is changing the paradigm for diagnosing and treating skin cancer by targeting entire skin regions. Dermatologic surgeon Sean R. Christensen, MD, PhD, addressed the ... > MORE

Tuesday schedule has changed

Several changes have been made to the 74th Annual Meeting's traditional schedule so attendees can attend more events. The Annual Meeting will now end on Tuesday. The final two events are general ... > MORE