Dr. Teo Soleymani, a current Stanford University dermatology resident, was selected as the Anita Gilliam Best Resident Presenter during the PDA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco this past August. Soleymani won $200, two years of free PDA membership following completion of his residency and possession of the Anita Gilliam Best Resident Case Presentation trophy for his case of "Massively Metastatic Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans with Fibrosarcomatous Transformation Years After Surgical Resection". His case was presented along with 11 others from 7 Western US & Canadian residency programs.
Dr. Heidi Wat, a dermatology resident at the University of Alberta, was selected as PDA's 2017 Victor Newcomer Research Award recipient. Wat was awarded a $500 prize and the opportunity to present her research on "The Predictive Value of Mitotic Rate for Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity in Thin Melanomas" at the PDA 69th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This award was established in honor of Dr. Victor Newcomer, an esteemed mentor and leader in the dermatologic community, and aims to encourage residents and new practicing clinicians of dermatology to strive for excellence in their work.
The PDA's 6th Annual Spring Training meeting was held April 22, 2017, at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nearly 110 physicians and physician extenders attended the one-day, symposium titled “Medical Therapeutics in Dermatology” which was a joint meeting with the Phoenix Dermatologic Society. Speakers included Drs. Whitney High, Mario Lacouture, John Koo, Laura Pincus, Jennifer Fu, and Drew Kurtzman. Click on the title above for highlights and pearls from the 2017 Spring Training.
The PDA will hold its 70th Annual Meeting at the beautiful Grand Fiesta Americana in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from August 2 - 5, 2018. Held at an all-inclusive, family friendly resort, it marks the PDA's return to Mexico after a nearly 40 year absence. With this unique, ocean front destination, expect to receive the high quality dermatology education that the PDA regularly provides combined with many activities and adventures available in Cabo San Lucas. A special dinner cruise is being planned to the famous "Arch", a distinctive rock formation at the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. You won't want to miss this meeting!