Pre-Conference: June 27th, 2018
General Conference: June 28th - July 1st, 2018
The Westin Seattle – Seattle, WA

Ticketed Sessions (TS)

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TICKETED Sessions (TS)

Below is a list of available ticketed sessions which will be held during the conference. These sessions will have a limited capacity and are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so register early to secure your spot. Please keep in mind the policies below when registering for these sessions. Registration for any TS is completed as part of your registration for the conference. Visit the “Registration” page to register under the “Attendee Selections” section of the registration form.

Ticketed Sessions Policies

These sessions are concurrent with lectures and at no additional cost. You must be registered for the Conference to attend any of the sessions listed below.

TS1 – Psoriasis Treatment: What you wanted to know about the basics & beyond

Friday, June 29th
3:15pm to 5:15pm
Presented by Dr. Bruce E. Strober and Robert Casquejo, PA-C
Limit: Now 100 Seats!

Sponsored by Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF)

“Psoriasis Treatment: What you wanted to know about the basic & beyond” is an interactive session brought to you by the DPAF in collaboration with FIDE, a group of US and international academic and community-based dermatologists, all of whom are grounded in the practical application of modern therapies and understand the complexity of patient care. Over the past few years, new levels of treatment response have altered the paradigm for psoriasis treatment targets, as well as increasing understanding of established therapies from growing databases and real world experience. In this interactive session, Dr. Bruce Strober and Robert Casquejo, PA-C will build on the findings of the SDPA Psoriasis Knowledge Gap Survey circulated earlier in the year to SDPA Members and deliver a program tailored to the your needs! The session content will focus on the identified knowledge gaps for the evaluation and management of psoriasis patients, including safety and contraindications of biologic therapy, considerations around comorbid diseases, and, in particular, will feature a series of special patient scenarios that present challenges to clinical decision-making in the real world.

This session is made possible thanks to a sponsorship by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, Inc. 

TS2 – Skin Cancer: A Deeper Dive

Saturday, June 30th
10:30am to 12:30pm
Presented by Marc Brown, MD
Limit: Now 100 Seats!

What are the latest discoveries in skin cancer prevention and treatment? Find out in this revealing session! This advanced discussion will focus on the latest research, literature, and recommendations as it pertains to different skin cancers and their corresponding therapeutics. In addition, skin cancer management in high risk and challenging patient populations will be discussed. Bring your cases and questions!!

TS3 – All About Abstracts!

Saturday, June 30th
11:00am to 12:00pm
Presented by Ted Rosen, MD
Limit: 20 Seats

Want to get the scoop on the most cutting edge research and data in dermatology, but don’t have the time to catch up on all those journals STILL sitting on your desk? Then this session, guided by Dr. Ted Rosen, is not to be missed! This fun, interactive experience will feature a walking tour of the abstract posters featured at this summer’s conference alongside the opportunity to discuss the latest research with your peers and Dr. Rosen. You will leave this session prepared to apply the data your first day back at your office! Space is limited for this session, so register early!

TS4 – Photodynamic Therapy for the Expert

Saturday, June 30th
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Presented by Neal Bhatia, MD
Limit: Now 100 Seats!

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) plays an integral role in managing numerous dermatologic conditions. In this session for the advanced clinician, the attendee will review the important concepts and principals of PDT as well as pearls and pitfalls of its practical application. Mechanisms of action, common photosensitizers, typical light sources, and applications will be reviewed. In addition, treatment protocols and innovative strategies for implementation will be discussed. Don’t miss this “dynamic” session!

TS5 – Helping Herpes

Sunday, July 1st
7:30am to 9:30am
Presented by Ted Rosen, MD
Limit: Now 100 Seats!

Herpes is one of the most common conditions you will see in the course of a day in your office. Are you up to date on the most common presentations, treatment protocols and educational pearls? Find out! This session, led by Dr. Ted Rosen, is a must for both the beginner and advanced clinician and will feature discussion, case application, and strategies for educating your patients about this often stigmatized disorder.


“I love the excellent speakers and the broad range of topics SDPA conferences always provide! It’s always a great conference! From the meeting location to the comfort of the hotel, to mingling with colleagues – overall it’s such a wonderful experience.”

– 2017 Annual Summer Dermatology Conference Attendee