2017 Annual Meeting Dailies

March 6, 2017

March 5, 2017

  • Research studies effects of skin diseases in childrenStudies regarding the development of skin diseases and the care of skin conditions in children were presented Saturday during “Late-Breaking Research: Clinical Studies/Pediatric” (F072). > MORE
  • Cosmeceutical facts and fanciesInnovation rules in cosmeceuticals. But innovative doesn’t always equal effective. > MORE
  • Aesthetic advances slow the effects of agingThe growing number of aging baby boomers has led to an increase in patients seeking cosmetic treatments from dermatologists to delay the effects of growing older. This has led to the development of new procedures, including the insertion of absorbable lifting sutures and injectable radio frequency treatments. > MORE
  • Making progress with acne and rosaceaThe newest advances in acne and rosacea treatments available today and in development were reviewed Saturday during “Acne and Rosacea” (S019). > MORE
  • Superficial radiation advances as option for NMSC treatmentDavid J. Goldberg, MD, JD, examined the genesis of the evolution of superficial radiation therapy (SRT) during “New and Emerging Therapies for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers,” part of “New Emerging Therapies” (S022). Dr. Goldberg is a dermatologic surgeon at Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York/New Jersey. > MORE
  • Late-breaking science bodes improvementsIn four Late-breaking Research presentations, researchers presented significant developments for treating plaque psoriasis, Candida nail infections, and prurigo nodulari. > MORE
  • Research shows promising treatments for patients with ADAfter a prolonged period with few advances in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), researchers are excited about the possibility of advances based on studies of several biologics, led by dupilumab. > MORE
  • Basic science studies examine nails, IL-17 inhibitorBasic science studies of key factors in treating and diagnosing several dermatologic diseases were presented Saturday during “Late-breaking Research: Basic Science/Cutaneous Oncology/Pathology” (F085). > MORE
  • New gel effective in treating molluscum contagiosumThe use of povidone-iodine in dimethylsulfoxide gel was effective in treating molluscum contagiosum in a study of 12 patients over eight weeks. The results were presented Saturday during “Late-Breaking Research: Procedural Dermatology” (F073). > MORE
  • Progress is slow in improving diagnosis of CTCLCutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a complex disease that is difficult to diagnose and manage, but advances in research and technology are raising hopes of finding reliable tests and biomarkers for earlier diagnosis. These advances were examined Saturday during “Management Issues in Cutaneous Lymphoma” (F066). > MORE

March 4, 2017

  • Media reports on effectiveness of sunscreens can confuse consumersConsumers often have questions about what kind of sunscreen to use and how to use it because of confusing reports. Dermatologists need to be ready to confidently answer those questions. In the end, the best answer is that data show that using higher SPF sunscreens helps reduce the risk of skin cancer. > MORE
  • Four Late-breaking Research sessions presented todayThe latest research in dermatology will be spotlighted in 48 abstracts that will be presented in four two-hour sessions Saturday. The abstracts address the latest observations in clinical, surgical, and pediatric dermatology, as well as dermatopathology, therapeutics, and basic research. > MORE
  • Allergic dermatitis in childrenConventional wisdom long has suggested that allergic dermatitis is uncommon in children. The reality is, children suffer from allergic dermatitis as frequently as adults. The most common culprits are chemicals in personal care products. > MORE
  • Medical literature key in using value to reduce health costsIn a nation divided over the path of health care, there is one fact on which everyone agrees — it all costs too much. Trying to reduce costs seems a Sisyphean task, so a better approach is to get better value. > MORE
  • Tips to keep your patients relaxedIn the course of everyday work, people become creative, finding ways to save time and get better results. Friday, four dermatologists regaled a large, interested audience as they reviewed favorite tips — from working positions to folding drapes to helping patients relax — during “Simple Tricks and Practical Tips to Optimize the Surgical Experience for You and Your Patients.” > MORE
  • Acne guidelines clarify role of antibiotics with topical therapyThe highlights of AAD Guidelines of Care for the Management of Acne Vulgaris, including the use of antibiotics, isotretinoin, hormonal therapy, and physical modalities, as well as the role of diet in acne, will be reviewed during an education session Saturday morning. > MORE

March 3, 2017