This event is SOLD OUT. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you at the conference in 2016!

Keynote Speakers

Rox Anderson, MD, FAAD Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Howard Murad, MD, FAAD Founder, Murad, Inc.; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Stuart D. Shanler, MD, FAAD Chief Scientific Officer, Aclaris Therapeutics; Co-founder, Vicept Therapeutics

Speakers and Panelists

Ervin H. Epstein, Jr., MD, FAAD Senior Scientist and Dermatologist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, FAAD Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Didier C. Leclercq Managing Director, SHIELD Network, Nestle Skin Health
Douglas Lowy, MD, DABD Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health; Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research at NCI
Markham Luke, MD, PhD, FAAD Deputy Office Director & Chief Medical Officer, Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH, FDA
Katie Rodan, MD, FAAD Co-Founder, ProActiv, Rodan & Fields
Kathy Fields, MD, FAAD Co-Founder, Proactiv, Rodan & Fields
Cami Samuels, MBA Partner, Venrock
Patricia Walker, MD, PhD, FAAD Consultant, Board of Directors, Neothetics, Inc.
Susan Walker, MD, FAAD Immediate Past Director, Division of Dermatology and Dental Products, FDA
Jonathan Wilkin, MD, FAAD Founding Director (Retired), Division of Dermatology & Dental Products, FDA

Conference Board of Directors

Albert Cha, MD, PhD Managing Partner, Vivo Capital
John Doux, MD, MBA, FAAD Investor, Palo Alto Investors
William Ju, MD, FAAD President, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.
Dr. Neal Walker, MBA, FAAD Founder & CEO, Aclaris Therapeutics
Frederick Beddingfield III, MD, PhD, FAAD CMO, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. & UCLA Dermatology
Seth Orlow, MD, PhD, FAAD Senior Advisor, Pharus Advisors; Professor & Chair of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine

Program Summary

  • Industry Panels
  • Financing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulation
  • Entrepreneur Case Study and Q&A
  • OTC products
  • Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • "Dermatology Shark Tank" Business Competition
Full Program

The mission of the Dermatology Entrepreneurship conference is to build a community of physicians, entrepreneurs, and their colleagues who are excited about developing ideas into innovative products that can be commercialized.

The Inaugural Dermatology Entrepreneurship conference will focus on fostering the early development of innovative products and services by physicians and entrepreneurs for dermatologic health. Held the day prior to the start of the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting, the conference will serve to inspire and educate physicians and entrepreneurs in the skills and steps necessary to bring forward their ideas and inventions. It will simultaneously function as a networking event for cultivating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that includes physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, strategic corporate partners, service providers and other stakeholders.

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