NEW for 2014!



Concurrent After-Session Q & A
Concurrent minisymposia sessions will now contain 12 talks allowing for extra time devoted to an ADDITIONAL question & answer session. This after-session roundtable format will be led by session moderators complimented by snacks and refreshments for all in attendance.

Translational Research Minisymposium: Atopic Dermatitis 
BY POPULAR DEMAND! As a result of feedback by SID Annual Meeting attendees this year the SID is proud to offer the Translational Research Minisymposium: Atopic Dermatitis (AD). Over the past two years the SID has convened special working groups comprised of the SID scientific community focused on Atopic Dermatitis, specifically its biomarkers, clinical trials and epidemiology. Through their focused research we hope to advance the understanding of AD and its many components.The minisymposium's novel format will feature select abstracts from a wide array of abstract categories, and cover a broad spectrum of investigational approaches to understanding AD. It will feature Basic, Clinical and Translational content, and cover multiple dimensions of the disease including genetic mutations, auto-immunity, neurobiology, environmental factors, quality of life, and epidemiological data. Collectively, these topics will provide attendees with access to the cutting edge of the AD research horizon.

Academic-Industry Partnership Project (U.S. Debut)
The U.S. debut of the SID Academic-Industry Partnership Project (AIPP) session. The AIPP leverages the centrality of the SID Annual Meeting in order to facilitate building partnerships between SID members from Industry and Academic institutions throughout the world. Functioning as a network access point, it allows interested Industry-based SID members to examine all the resources, devices, methods, model systems or novel drugs members based in academia are willing to partner around, thereby lowering barriers to translation.

Junior Research Faculty Retreat (by invitation only)
The SID Junior Research Faculty Retreat is designed to promote the retention of MD, PhD, and MD/PhD principal investigators in dermatology. These investigators are typically junior faculty in cutaneous biology and dermatology research who hold tenure track positions but are not yet tenured. The overall goal is to foster networking, collegiality, collaboration, and peer-to-peer mentoring, while building support networks across institutions.

Session Topics:

"Alternatives to R01 Funding"
"Lessons I've Learned: The Road to Tenure"
"Ask the Chairs"
"Looking forward: The Future of Skin Biology and Skin diseases Research"