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Hawaii Dermatology Seminar Day 2
February 19, 2024

by Colleen Hutchinson

We are excited to have concluded Day 2 of the 46th Annual Hawaii Dermatology Seminar!

Buzz heard around the meeting: “AK inhibitors are everywhere. Hearing the nuances from these experienced speakers to help know when to employ these new agents is excellent.”—Robert Sidbury, MD, Presenter

Dr. JiaDe Yu shared critical advice on the very topic of JAK inhibitors: “JAK inhibitors are such an important item in our treatment toolbox for AD patients. Novel data continues to be released highlighting the safety and efficacy of this class of drugs. I will be sharing updated safety data on the systemic JAK inhibitors.”—JiaDe Yu, MD

Even our faculty looks forward to what they will hear as attendees at Hawaii Derm. We keep faculty and attendees alike current on all new developments in aesthetic medicine and the latest breakthroughs in treatment of skin diseases—this agenda has it all, and from leaders in the field. But what else makes Hawaii Derm unique and valuable? Access. Access to what? Access to the latest research, access to the latest topics, and access to the very leaders who are at the forefront of it all. 

“At Hawaii Derm, we really have amazing access to real experts across the entire field of dermatology. I always bring home important pearls that make me a better dermatologist.”—Julie Harper, MD

“The live experience of attending outstanding educational presentations while also being able to interact with the expert faculty and colleagues in a relaxed and beautiful setting is hard to beat!”—Andrew Alexis, MD

“What a great way to learn—being in a beautiful location with other colleagues interested in learning in a fun and engaging environment, with faculty who will be “hanging around” for case discussions and panels, helping to translate “what’s new” into “what you might do for your patients.”—Larry Eichenfield, MD

Dr. Andrew Alexis detailed what one of his presentations focused on: “In my presentation on vitiligo, I shared how to address practical issues such as how to get the best outcomes using topical ruxolitinib cream, and how to recognize and treat unstable vitiligo.

Some takeaways from presenter Robert Sidbury, MD on a number of topics were: “1) Hyperhidrosis—Hyperhidrosis is underappreciated, even by providers, and undertreated. Its impact can be life-changing. I’ll share old standbys used in new ways, new warnings for old therapies, and just new treatments in general—we’ll cover it all! 2) Bites—Bed bugs might ruin the 2024 Paris Olympics! Don’t let them ruin your vacation! Learn how to detect and treat! 3) Hemangiomas—Ulceration—when to worry, what to do!”

Dr. Tina Bhutani looked forward to multiple talks on Day 2: “With a rich pipeline, I was very excited to hear about updates in Hidradenitis Suppurativa therapies from Dr. Naik, and updates in Alopecia Areata from Dr. Mesinkovska and Vitiligo from Dr. Alexis.”

Dr. Bhutani also presented today in Session VII: “I covered both new data on the treatment of psoriasis in special sites and practical tips and tricks for the really tough-to-treat patients!”

And on AD, Dr. Bhjutani also shared treatment pearls on AD treatment: “WE reviewed our exciting pipeline of new non-steroidal topicals for AD and where these new tools can fit into attendees’ busy practices.

Attending Hawaii Derm enables you to return to work with the most current treatment armamentarium to date, in a unique environment. 

The faculty, the location, and the relaxed “vibe” of the conference is very different from all the other conferences I’ve ever attended! With a collegial cast of faculty and relaxed group of attendees, it’s both a wonderful educational experience and a break from the hustle and bustle of the normal clinic week.”—JiaDe Yu, MD

Get ready for tomorrow Day 3, which brings on a whole new slate of topics, presenters, and opportunities to gain up-to-date knowledge in a unique and amazing environment—the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii!

“I’m really looking forward to the discussions and live injections for cosmetic injectables,” shared Dr. Michael Kaminer, Co-Chair. “We have an incredible panel, and every year we learn valuable new techniques and perspectives. I’m also excited about enhancements we have made to the program which make cosmetic dermatology more accessible to general dermatologists.”

by Colleen Hutchinson

Photos of the Day

Aloha from some of our faculty! (Left to Right: Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC, Jacqueline D. Watchmaker, MD, Brian P. Hibler, MD, Michael S. Kaminer, MD)

Our educational sessions are top notch.

A sneak peek of our one-of-a-kind HDS Immersive Experience: A Tropical Journey Through Skin Health History.

Pigmentary Disorders Exchange Symposium

Join us at the 2nd Annual Pigmentary Disorders Exchange Symposium taking place June 7-8, 2024, at the Loews Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL. The two-day CME/CE event will take a deep dive into the treatment of pigmentary disorders and explore a range of topics including:

  • The effects of pigmentary disorders on patients' quality of life.
  • The need for paradigm shifts in how we approach these individuals.
  • The pathogenesis, nuances in clinical presentation, and full range of therapeutic options, including topical approaches, oral interventions, and procedural modalities, for the full spectrum of diseases from hyperpigmentation to hypopigmentation.

Unlike other conferences that only cover the basics of pigmentary disorders, we will go the extra mile to arm each clinician with the right tools to improve treatment outcomes, avoid complications, and mitigate the impact of these conditions on patients’ quality of life.

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JAMA Dermatology Editorial: Advances Toward the Clinical Translation of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Genetic Studies

NEJM Image of the Week: Pyemotes ventricosus Dermatitis

Dermatology News Article: Polypodium leucotomos found to reverse AK skin damage