2018 Annual Meeting Dailies

Breaking the cycle of AD

Alan D. Irvine, MD, DSC, was awarded the Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship for his work in atopic dermatitis (AD). Dr. Irvine, who practices in Dublin, Ireland, is known for his ... > MORE

Bestseller brings burnout tips to AAD

Abraham Verghese, MD, combined history and modern day in his assessment of today’s health care environment. Dr. Verghese was the guest speaker at Sunday’s Plenary session (P151), presenting “The ... > MORE

Genome editing ready to open doors to new treatments

"We knew this technology was coming." Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, professor of chemistry, molecular, and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, expounded on dramatic changes in ... > MORE

Dr. Olbricht’s simple rule of thumb

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, laid out her presidential agenda during the Plenary session (P151) on Sunday. Building on initiatives launched by outgoing president Henry W. Lim, MD, Dr. Olbricht has one simple ... > MORE

Dr. Lim cites progress in farewell address

When Henry W. Lim, MD, took office in 2017, he pledged to position the specialty to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment and continue the Academy’s mission as the unified ... > MORE

Skin vital signs essential

Health care providers collect temperature, respiration rate, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs at every patient visit. Dermatologists should also be collecting their own set of vital signs ... > MORE

The twisting journey from cA2 to infliximab

The path of scientific discovery from the first glimmerings of an idea to approved treatment is long, twisted, and filled with false starts. Just ask Jan T. Vilcek, MD, PhD, whose lab developed ... > MORE

IL-23, 33 inhibitors show promise in phase 3

Data from two phase-3 trials support the efficacy and safety of IL-23 and IL-33 inhibitors in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Risankizumab showed superiority to both placebo and ustekinumab over ... > MORE

What’s that birthmark?

Birthmarks and skin disorders in newborns and young infants are common. Most are harmless, while others may be associated with significant extra-cutaneous disease. The decision of whether or not to ... > MORE

Quick takes on patient management

Managing patients in the real world is seldom simple. A Friday symposium, “Common, Challenging, and Controversial Short Topics in Patient Management” (S011), offered fast takeaway wisdom from five ... > MORE