Keynote Speakers

Katie Rodan, M.D.
Katie Rodan, M.D. Co-Founder
ProActiv, Rodan & Fields
Rox Anderson, M.D.
Rox Anderson, M.D. Professor, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Frederick Beddingfield III, M.D.
Frederick Beddingfield III, M.D., Ph.D. Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and UCLA Dermatology
Mark de Souza, Ph.D.
Mark de Souza, Ph.D. Former CEO, Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc.
Bob Doman
Bob Doman Executive Chairman & Interim CEO, Echo Therapeutics
Dan Dubin, M.D.
Dan Dubin, M.D. Vice Chairman, Leerink Partners
Peter Nicholson
Peter Nicholson Senior Director, Business Development, Galderma
Jon Parrish, Ph.D.
Jon Parrish, Ph.D. Senior Director, Corporate Development, Merz GmbH
Kristen Slaoui, Ph. D.
Kristen Slaoui, Ph. D. Vice President, Business Development & Licensing, Stiefel, a GSK Company
Dr. Neal Walker
Dr. Neal Walker Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
Scott Whitcup, M.D.
Scott Whitcup, M.D. Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of R&D, Allergan
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Program Summary

  • State of the Industry Discussion
  • Prescription products
  • Medical devices
  • OTC products
  • Strategics: M&A and Partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial Company Showcase
  • 10 selected companies
  • 360° reviews of successful exits
Full Program

The mission of the Dermatology Summit is to build a community of people who are excited about innovation in dermatology.

Innovation can come in many forms – novel breakthrough science, repurposing or combining existing products for new uses, and/or cutting edge business models. The Dermatology Summit will bring academic thought leaders, entrepreneurs, management, investors, strategic corporations, and others with a shared interest in dermatologic health together in an informal collaborative environment. This half day summit will cover all aspects of the dermatology product market: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and over the counter products. In addition, various successful business models and strategies utilized to deliver products and dermatologic care to patients and consumers will be explored.

The Dermatology Summit will catalyze connections between people who will create and build the next generation of successful dermatology companies.

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.