Plenary to deliver insights, inspiration
Your sneak peek at what to expect.
P151 – Plenary
8:45-11:30 a.m. | Sunday, March 10
Don’t miss the always popular Plenary on Sunday, March 10, to gain key insight from each of the four named lecture speakers. In addition to remarks from AAD President Terrence A. Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD, and incoming AAD President-elect Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, the AAD will celebrate the legacies of the Clarence S. Livingood, MD Award and Lectureship, the Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship, the Marion B. Sulzberger, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship, and the John Kenney Jr., MD, Lifetime Achievement Award and Lectureship. Here’s an early peek at what they’ll share.
Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD
Clarence S. Livingood, MD Award and Lectureship
“From Photodermatology to Global Skin Health.”
“Photodermatology is an integral part of dermatology. Phototherapy is widely used globally for treatment of dermatoses, different manifestations of photodermatoses in individuals with different skin types, and personalized photoprotection. Finding innovative ways to provide photoprotection and sunscreens for persons with albinism in low-income countries demonstrates that the understanding of photobiology, with the appropriate infrastructure and commitment, can help advance skin health throughout the world.”
Brian J. Druker, MD
Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship
“Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Treatments.”
“I will highlight how fundamental discoveries directly translated into therapeutic benefits for patients with cancer and how this paradigm can be applied more broadly.”
Brian S. Kim, MD, FAAD
Marion B. Sulzberger, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship
“Starting From Scratch: The Itch Revolution.”
“Despite being historically overlooked, and its importance in medicine underappreciated, I will highlight how fundamental discoveries, coupled with rapid successes of new therapeutics, have placed itch biology at the forefront of a basic and translational revolution.”
Patricia A. Treadwell, MD, FAAD
John Kenney Jr., MD, Lifetime Achievement Award and Lectureship
“Health Equity in Dermatology: What Can I Do?”
“I think everyone would agree that health inequities exist in dermatology and our current approaches have not been successful in addressing these issues. A pertinent quote I plan to refer to from an unknown source is, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.’”
Following these enlightening presentations, the Plenary will finish with a presentation by guest speaker William Shatner!
And before you attend the Plenary, secure your seat in the auditorium by attending the much-anticipated AAD Annual Business Meeting starting at 8 a.m. to learn from AAD leaders what the Academy is doing for you!