New storytelling feature joins engaging Plenary lineup

It’s likely to get personal during Friday’s Plenary (P151), giving attendees the opportunity to soak up important lessons from four of their colleagues. DermTales, a new addition to the Summer Meeting, will showcase intriguing stories from four dermatologists about their practices. The stories may include everything from treatment options to practice management tips.

DermTales speakers, left to right: Robert T. Brodell, MD, Charles N. Ellis, MD, Steven T. Chen, MD, MPH, and Andrew Hart Weinstein, MD, MPH.

The four storytellers — or “slammers” — will each get 5 minutes to share a personal story about an experience that affected how they practice dermatology. While a number of dermatologists competed to earn the coveted spot on stage, this year’s first-time winners include Boynton Beach, Florida dermatologist Andrew Hart Weinstein, MD, MPH; Charles N. Ellis, MD, University of Michigan Medical School; Robert T. Brodell, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center; and Steven T. Chen, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital. David M. Ozog, MD, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit serves as the director of the Plenary.

Amy J. McMichael, MD.

John Harris, MD, PhD.

In addition to DermTales, the Summer Meeting Plenary will feature a number of renowned experts on topics that impact dermatologists today. Amy J. McMichael, MD, will present the Everett C. Fox, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship, “Hair Loss: A Journey of Follicular Rescue.” And John Harris, MD, PhD, will present “Translational Research in Vitiligo: Launching a New Era of Targeted Treatments.”

Plenary guest speaker Nicholas Webb.

Guest speaker Nicholas Webb, a world-renowned health care strategist, CEO, and innovator, will present on the “DNA of Dermatology Disruption.” Webb has been awarded more than 40 patents for a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and is considered a talented, forward-thinking inventor.

Plenary attendees will finish the session with a new appreciation of the AAD, its record of achievement, and its plans for the future when AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, delivers his Presidential address.