Dermatology Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 8am-12pm

676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600 (16th Floor)

Regulation of Skin Development and Regeneration

Presenting at 8:00 am

Valerie Horsley, PhD

Maxine F. Singer Assoc. Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Valerie Horsley, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Dermatology at Yale University. She completed her undergraduate at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and obtained her PhD at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Horsley completed a fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York. The Horsley lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms that control tissue development and regeneration and how these go awry in diseases and cancer.

Clinicopathologic Correlations of Nail Unit Tumors

Presenting at 10:45 am

Adam I. Rubin, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Professor of Dermatology in Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Adam I. Rubin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a dermatopathologist, Dr. Rubin specializes in nail pathology and pediatric dermatopathology. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and completed his dermatology residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He completed a two year dermatopathology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an author of the 3rd edition of the Atlas and Synopsis of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin, and an associate editor of the 11th edition of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin. Dr. Rubin is the lead editor for the upcoming 4th edition of the textbook of Scher and Daniel’s Nails: Diagnosis, Surgery,Therapy.

Moderator: Joan Guitart, MD

Schedule of Events:

8:00 am–9:00 am

Research Presentation

9:00 am–9:30 am

Patient Viewing

9:30 am–10:30 am

Case Discussion

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Main Presentation

Overall meeting objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss new technology used in addressing dermatologic problems.

2. Understand the choices and risks for treating skin disease.

3. Discuss the ethical issues that arise in patient care.

4. Recognize the relevance of new laboratory discoveries to clinical issues.

Accreditation Statement:

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director:

Disclosure: Amy S. Paller, MD, MS has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

Serves as a consultant (with honoraria ) for the following companies: AbbVie, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Chugai Pharma, Galderma Laboratories, L.P. LEO Pharma US, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Onset Dermatologics, Promius Pharma, LLC., Scioderm, Shire, and Stiefel a GSK company.

Serves as a Principal Investigator (no honoraria) for the following companies: Amgen, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Scioderm, and TopMD.

FSM’s listed CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: John X. Thomas, Jr., PhD, Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Education, Genevieve Napier, CME Director, Jen Banys, Michelle Mallery, and Tristan Brown, CME Project Specialists.


Adam Rubin, MD has nothing to disclose.

Valerie Horsley, PhD serves as a consultant (with honoraria) for Unilever.

Sponsored by: Department of Dermatology

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The Next Grand Rounds will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Screening for Melanoma; What is the Evidence?

Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA