Keynote Speaker

  • Jonah Shacknai, JD
  • Executive Chairman , Dermarché Labs

Speakers and Panelists

  • Jack L. Arbiser, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Thomas J Lawley Professor of Dermatology , Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute
  • Douglas C. Canfield
  • Founder and President , Canfield Scientific, Inc.
  • Kevin D. Cooper, MD, FAAD
  • Professor and Chair , Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
  • Stephen C. Davis
  • Research Professor , Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami
  • Dan Dubin, MD, FAAD
  • Vice Chairman , Leerink Partners
  • Founder , MEDACorp
  • Peter M. Elias, MD
  • Professor Emeritus , Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco
  • Staff Physician , Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Barbara A. Gilchrest, MD, FAAD
  • Professor , Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Editor-in-Chief , Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • Neal Hunter
  • Managing Director , Know Bio, LLC
  • Andrew Koopman
  • Associate Director of New Ventures , New York University Office of Industrial Liaison
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD
  • Chairman and C.S. Livingood Chair of the Department of Dermatology , Henry Ford Hospital
  • Ellen Lubman, MBA
  • Vice President, External Science and Innovation , Allergan, Inc.
  • Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology , Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Vijendra Nalamothu, PhD
  • Chief Executive Officer , Tergus Pharma
  • Daniel Piacquadio, MD
  • Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President , Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Joyce Rico, MD, MBA, FAAD
  • Chief Medical Officer , Novan, Inc.
  • Adam M. Rotunda, MD, FACMS, FAAD
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology , David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology , University of California, Irvine UC
  • Camille D. Samuels, MBA
  • Partner , Venrock
  • Eric Schweiger, MD, FAAD
  • Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer , Schweiger Dermatology Group
  • Stacey Seltzer, MBA
  • Partner , Aisling Capital
  • Mark P. Seraly, MD, FAAD
  • Founder and Chief Medical Officer , Iagnosis
  • Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, FAAD
  • Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder , Modernizing Medicine, Inc.
  • Andy Sklawer, MBA
  • Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder , Brickell Biotech, Inc.
  • Nathan Stasko, PhD
  • Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director , Novan, Inc.
  • Thorsten Thormann, PhD, MSc
  • Senior Vice President, New Product Discovery , LEO Pharma
  • Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director , Bosley Medical Groups

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 2nd Annual 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.

State of the Industry Discussion
Industry Panel Discussions
Entrepreneurial Company Showcase

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc. is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) organization designated as a public charity in the United States.

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc. is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) organization designated as a public charity in the United States.