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Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
March 7, 2024

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The mission of the Dermatology Innovation Forum is to build a leadership community of individuals and organizations who are excited about developing ideas into products that can substantially improve skin health.

The Forum focuses on inspiring participants about innovations that can lead dermatology in its next generation of important products and services. By including physicians, researchers, inventors, investors, strategic corporate partners, service providers, government regulators, patient advocates, and other stakeholders, the Forum is a unique networking venue where leaders can communicate with, learn from, and collaborate with each other on the future of dermatology innovation.

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Dermatology Innovation Forum 2024 Speakers

Anthony Banks
Anthony Banks

Director of Engineering at the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics,
Northwestern University,
Chief Executive Officer &
Co-Founder,

Wearifi

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Frederick Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, FAAD
Frederick Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS

Executive Partner,
Apollo Health Ventures,
Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology & Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics,
Northwestern University

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Doris Day, MD, FAAD
Doris Day, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist,
Day Dermatology & Aesthetics

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Christoph Ellebrecht, MD
Christoph Ellebrecht, MD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Dermatology,

University of Pennsylvania

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Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD
Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology,
Harvard Medical School,
Co-Founder & Program Director,
Magic Wand Initiative

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Michael Girardi, MD
Michael Girardi, MD

Evans Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Development & Scientific Innovation,
Department of Dermatology,
Yale School of Medicine

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Sandra Goss, PhD
Sandra Goss, PhD

Director, Digital Health Strategy,
AbbVie

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Natalene Hoepffner
Natalene Hoepffner

VP Marketing & Business Development,
Fastox Pharma SA

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Swaminathan Iyer, MD
Swaminathan Iyer, MD

Professor of Medicine,
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston

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Eleanor Jones
Eleanor Jones

Founder & CEO,
Skintelligent

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Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR
Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR

Sol & Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Dermatology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,
Director,
Mark Lebwohl Center for Neuroinflammation & Itch

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Jenny Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS
Jenny Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS

Professor of Dermatology, Nutrition and Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Justin Ko
Justin M. Ko, MD, MBA, FAAD

Chief of Medical Dermatology,
Associate Chief Quality Officer,
Clinical Lead, Patient Experience

Stanford Health Care
Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology,
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD
Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD

Professor & Chair,
Department of Dermatology,

Oregon Health & Science University
Director, Melanoma Research Program,
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

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Markham C. Luke, MD, PhD, FAAD
Markham C. Luke, MD, PhD, FAAD

Supervisory Physician & Director,
FDA

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Alfonso Medela
Alfonso Medela

Co-founder & Chief AI Officer,
Legit.Health

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Vijendra Nalamothu, PhD
Vijendra Nalamothu, PhD

Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer,
Tergus Pharma

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Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD
Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD

George F. Odland Endowed Chair,
Department of Dermatology,

University of Washington-Seattle

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Art Papier, MD, FAAD
Art Papier, MD, FAAD

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
VisualDx

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Ajay Nair Sharma, MD, MBA
Ajay Nair Sharma, MD, MBA

Dermatology Resident,
University of California, Irvine

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Emma Taylor, MD
Emma Taylor, MD

Chief Medical Officer,
DermBiont, Inc.

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Andrew Sauvageau, MD
Andrew Sauvageau, MD

Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellow,
UCLA

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H. Tom Soh, PhD
H. Tom Soh, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Radiology,
Stanford University

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Steve Xu, MD, MSc
Steve Xu, MD, MSc

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder,
Sibel Health

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Program

9:30AM

Registration and Networking Café

11:00AM

Networking Lunch

12:00PM

Program*

* Presentation order subject to change

Welcome
William Ju, MD, FAAD, President & Founding Trustee, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.

12:05PM

Digital Health Technologies in Dermatology
Chair: Steve Xu MD, MSc, FAAD, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Sibel Health
Anthony Banks, Director of Engineering at the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern University; Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Wearifi
Sandra Goss, PhD, Director, Digital Health Strategy, AbbVie

12:45PM

Featured Speaker – Alys Pharmaceuticals: A Transformative Immuno-Dermatology Engine
Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD, Sol & Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Mark Lebwohl Center for Neuroinflammation & Itch

12:55PM

AI, Machine Learning, Chat GPT and Dermatology
Chair: Art Papier, MD, FAAD, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, VisualDx
Justin M. Ko, MD, MBA, FAAD, Chief of Medical Dermatology, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Clinical Lead, Patient Experience, Stanford Health Care; Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

1:20PM

Featured Sponsor – First-in-Class Targeted Topical Therapeutics
Emma Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DermBiont

1:35PM

BREAK

2:00PM

Innovation Competition Showcase
Natalene Hoepffner, VP Marketing & Business Development, Fastox Pharma SA

2:10PM

Transformative Innovations In and Through Dermatopharmacology
Chair: Markham Luke, MD, PhD, FAAD, Supervisory Physician & Director, FDA
Vijendra Nalamothu, PhD, Executive Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, Tergus Pharma
H. Tom Soh, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Radiology, Stanford University

2:45PM

Advances in Immunotherapy for Cutaneous Malignancy
Chair: Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD, Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Development & Scientific Innovation, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine
Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, FAAD, Associate Professor of Dermatology & Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
Christoph Ellebrecht, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania
Swaminathan Iyer, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston
Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, George F. Odland Endowed Chair, Department of Dermatology, University of Washington-Seattle

3:30PM

BREAK

3:55PM

Longevity Science and Skin Aging Panel
Chair: Frederick Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS; Executive Partner, Apollo Health Ventures; Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Doris Day, MD, FAAD; Dermatologist, Day Dermatology & Aesthetics
Jenny Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS, Professor of Dermatology, Medicine, and Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Andrew Sauvageau, MD, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellow, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

4:15PM

Skin as an Indicator of Health
Co-Chair: Justin M. Ko, MD, MBA, FAAD, Chief of Medical Dermatology, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Clinical Lead, Patient Experience, Stanford Health Care; Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Chair: Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD, FAAD, Professor & Chair, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University; Director, Melanoma Research Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

4:45PM

Skin & Digital Summit – Start Ups
Chair: Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD, FAAD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder & Program Director, Magic Wand Initiative
Eleanor Jones, Founder & CEO, Skintelligent
Alfonso Medela, Co-founder & Chief AI Officer, Legit.Health
Ajay Nair Sharma, MD, MBA, Dermatology Resident, University of California, Irvine

5:30PM

Reception

People

Conference Board of Directors

Frederick Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, FAAD
Frederick Beddingfield, III, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS

Executive Partner
Apollo Health Ventures
Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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William Ju, MD, FAAD
William Ju, MD, FAAD

President & Founding Trustee
Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.

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Seth Orlow, MD, PhD, FAAD
Seth Orlow, MD, PhD, FAAD

Senior Advisor
Pharus Advisors, LLC
Professor & Chair of Dermatology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Kristen B. Slaoui, PhD
Kristen B. Slaoui, PhD

Chief Corporate Development Officer
Galderma

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Christina Weng, MD, FAAD
Christina Weng, MD, FAAD

Chief Medical Officer
Pelage Pharmaceuticals
Lecturer in Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Dermatologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Sponsors

Leadership

Incyte Dermatology

Premier

Dermavant
DermBiont
Innovaderm

Major

AbbVie
Almirall
Leo Pharma
Tergus

Supporting

AnaptysBio
Canfield
Catawba
Dow
J&J
Maruho
MedPharm
Novan
Therapeutics, Inc.
TKL
Verrica Pharmaceuticals

Founders

Aclaris
AID
Canfield
Palto
Pharus
For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Amanda Pacia at amanda.pacia@advancing-derm.org.

Networking

The Dermatology Innovation Forum utilizes a conference app for meeting materials and networking, available on both Apple and Android devices for all registered attendees.

The app will serve as a networking portal. Upon logging into the app, you will be able to update your profile, view other registered attendees in the app and communicate via chat.

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Contact

General Inquiries

support@advancing-derm.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

Amanda Pacia
amanda.pacia@advancing-derm.org

Confirmed Speakers

Faye Silag
faye.silag@advancing-derm.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the agenda for the conference?
The current program agenda can be found here.

What is the cost of registration?
If registered by January, 19, 2024 – $185 Physicians and Academicians / $445 Industry
Registration after January, 19, 2024 – $245 Physicians and Academicians / $595 Industry
Department nominated Residents and Fellows – $45

What is included in the registration fees?
Conference registration includes:

Health and Safety Release
Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc. (“AID”) looks forward to welcoming attendees in person for the 2024 Dermatology Innovation Forum scheduled for March 7, 2024. Health and safety remain a top priority, and AID is working with the Manchester Grand Hyatt to plan for on-site precautions and mitigations for the event, including related to COVID-19.  Attendees should follow the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 guidance.

In all events, attendees must follow all federal, state and local health and safety guidance, including guidance on when to quarantine and wear a mask (AID reserves the right to update its health and safety policies in its discretion from to time to time). Of course, given the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and its ability to spread by person-to-person contact, the event carries a risk of exposure to COVID-19 to attendees. By attending the event, attendees hereby agree to accept such risk and release and waive any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against AID, its officers, directors, trustees, employees and agents, as well as its successors and assigns (collectively, the Releasees”) on account of any exposure to COVID-19 or any other illness or infection that may be associated with the event caused by any of the Releasees (except claims for willful misconduct or liability that cannot be released by applicable law).  

How do I become a Sponsor?
If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Amanda Pacia at amanda.pacia@advancing-derm.org, for the sponsorship overview and level pricing.

I am a confirmed speaker, now what?
Please check back for confirmed speaker deliverables or contact Faye Silag at faye.silag@advancing-derm.org.

What is the dress code?
Attire is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes. We do recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.

I am a Sponsor. How do I redeem my contracted complimentary registration(s)?
After your sponsorship has been processed, you will receive an email with a unique code and instructions to register online. We encourage all complimentary and discounted registrations to be completed by January 19, 2024. If you have not yet received the email, please contact Faye Silag at faye.silag@advancing-derm.org.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for registration fee cancellations for the conference must be received on or before February 9, 2024. At the discretion of the conference organizers, a refund via the method of original payment, minus a $125 non-refundable administrative fee, will be issued. No refunds will be made if notice is received after 3pm Eastern Time on February 9, 2024. Written notice of your cancellation should be sent to jamie.breslin@advancing-derm.org with a copy to support@advancing-derm.org.

Force Majeure
No damages or refunds shall be due for a failure of performance or because of a delay or cancellation by the occurrence of any contingency beyond the reasonable control of Host. These contingencies include, without limitation, threat of or actual war, terrorism, sabotage, insurrection, riot or other act of civil disobedience, act of public enemy, strikes, labor disputes, picketing or work stoppage (actual or threatened), failure or delay in transportation, an epidemic, pandemic or disease, act of government or any agency affecting the terms of this Agreement, accident, fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, natural disaster, or other act of God, interruptions or failure of the Internet or third-party network connections, or acts beyond the reasonable control of the responsible parties making the Event impossible to hold.

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