Hot Topics at the SPD 2022 47th Annual Meeting

From pediatric dermatology quizzes to the latest news in telederm to practical pearls on atopic dermatitis, alopecia, and vitiligo, there’s a lot going on at the SPD 2022 47th Annual Meeting, this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The SPD 2022 47th Annual Meeting kicks off this year on July 8 with welcome remarks from 4 key opinion leaders in the field of dermatology:

--Anita Haggstrom, MD, FAAD, associate professor in the departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Associate Program Director for Dermatology, Director of the Pediatric Dermatology Division, Director of the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, and the Director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Lesion Clinic at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis;

--Esteban Fernandez Faith, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at Ohio State University and Program Director of the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio;

--Jenna Streicher, MD, FAAD, assistant professor in the department of Dermatology, Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, with advanced research training in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia;

--and Patricia Treadwell, critical advisor to the dean of Indiana University School of Medicine on diversity, equity, and inclusion; professor emeritus of Pediatrics and professor emeritus of Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

And that’s just the beginning. Intriguing sessions at SPD this year include “Capillary Malformations: When to Worry,” led by Maria Garzon, MD, professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City; “Neurofibromatosis: Bench to Bedside,” presented by D. Wade Clapp, MD, Richard L. Schreiner Professor, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University; “Working With Orphan Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities,” by Elena Pope, MD, MSc, Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto; and “JAK Inhibitor Update,” by Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD, associate professor of Dermatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The meeting closes on July 10 with a year in review, a look at the range of pediatric dermatology conditions that are front and center in 2022, helmed by Brandi-Kenner-Bell, MD, assistant professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and attending physician, Dermatology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.