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!
Dr. Lance Chapman, a current University of California, Irvine resident, was selected as the Best Resident Presenter during the PDA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Newport Beach this past August. Chapman 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 "A Rare Case of Autosomal Dominant Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia". He bested 11 other presenters from 7 Western US residency programs.
Dr. Bruce Ragsdale of Western Dermatopathology and Dr. Anita Gilliam from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation were inducted into the inaugural class of PDA Fellows at PDA's 2015 Annual Meeting in Park City. PDA Fellow status was created to formally acknowledge colleagues who have positively impacted the careers of PDA members or those demonstrating long time participation in or service to the association. The deadline for 2016 Fellow nominations in June 1, 2016.