With the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) underway, the Editorial Boards of Cutis and Cosmetic Dermatology have identified sessions that may be of interest to you among others.
To further your education on these important topics in dermatology, select articles in our journal archives will have open access during the AAD meeting.
For studies, review articles, physician columns, and case reports that present the practical side of clinical and appearance-related dermatology to improve patient care, continue to look to original content in Cutis and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Come visit us at booth 661 in the exhibit hall.
For more news from the AAD meeting, go to www.cutis.com or www.cosderm.com.
TODAY’S TOP PICKS
7:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Garden Variety Dermatology: Identifying and Managing Exposures to Hazardous Plants and Arthropods in the Garden
Julian J. Trevino, MD
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What’s New and What’s True in Lasers
Christopher B. Zachary; R. Rox Anderson, MD; Matthew M. Avram, MD; Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD; Kristen Marie Kelly, MD; E. Victor Ross Jr, MD; Paul Rudy, PhD; Nazanin A. Saedi, MD; Nathan S. Uebelhoer, DO
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema: What’s New in Pathogenesis and Treatment
Michael D. Tharp, MD; Diane Romayne Baker, MD; James Baker, MD; Warren W. Piette, MD
New Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Difficult Pigmented Lesions
Martin Charles Mihm Jr, MD; Adriano Piris, MD
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Therapeutic Decision Making in Cutaneous Oncology
Fiona O’Reilly Zwald, MD; David R. Bickers, MD; Marc D. Brown, MD; Jeffrey Phillip Callen, MD (Cutis Editorial Board); Timothy M. Johnson, MD; Nathalie C. Zeitouni, MD
Meeting room locations are subject to change.
Enjoy open access during the AAD meeting to these recently published Cutis and Cosmetic Dermatology articles.
Clinical Application and Limitations of the Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assay in the Diagnosis and Management of Melanocytic Lesions: A Report of 3 Cases
Histopathologic examination is the gold standard for the diagnosis of melanocytic lesions, including melanoma, and guides management options and disease prognosis based on the depth of invasion. Although most melanomas can be readily distinguished from benign nevi, some pigmented lesions are more ambiguous and can be challenging to interpret as truly benign or truly malignant. A relatively new technique known as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has become prevalent in dermatopathology for distinguishing between benign and malignant pigmented lesions.
Laser Treatment of Scars and Keloids
The use of laser technology for the treatment of existing surgical scars as well as the minimization of new postoperative scars has gained considerable attention from the dermatologic and plastic surgery communities in recent years. This article discusses the principles of scar treatment with both ablative and nonablative lasers, including the expanded role of fractionated technologies, and reviews the evidence supporting the applicability of commonly encountered laser technologies in treating various scar types to provide busy practitioners with a resource that will facilitate the utilization of available lasers in the clinical setting.
Resident Corner: An Approach to Urticaria
Urticaria is one of the most common skin diseases. Although urticaria has a characteristic clinical morphology, it can be challenging to diagnose, particularly given the evanescent nature of lesions, which often are not present at the time of the clinic visit. This column will provide residents with an overview of several etiologies of this sometimes challenging condition, tips for identifying triggers or underlying causes, and key elements of the patient's history and physical examination.