Dermatology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Grand Rounds

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 2014 at 8am-12pm

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

Presenting at 8:00am

Tracking The Molecular Connections That Link Mutant Desmosomal Proteins to A Syndrome Characterized by Severe Dermatitis, Multiple Allergies and Metabolic Wasting

Robert Harmon

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Pathology, Northwestern University


Presenting at 10:45am

Shared VH1-46 Autoantibody Gene Usage in Pemphigus Vulagris

Aimee S. Payne, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Aimee S. Payne completed her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She obtained her medical degree and Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Payne’s research interests are in immunology, cell and molecular biology.


8:00am-9:00am

Research Presentation

9:00am– 9:30am

Patient Viewing

9:30am– 10:30am

Case Discussion

10:45am-12:00pm

Guest Lecture

12:00pm-1:00pm

Resident Lecture

Treatment of Pemphigus


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’s 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: Amy S. Paller, M.D. Chair, Department of Dermatology


Disclosure Statements:

The course director Amy S. Paller, MD serves as a consultant (with honoraria)for the following companies: AbbVie (formerly Abbott), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Alwyn, Amgen, Best Doctors, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, LEO Pharma, Lundbeck, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Promius Pharma, Sanofi/Regeneron, Stiefel and TopMD.


Amy S. Paller, MD serves as a investigator (no honoraria for the following companies: Amgen,Galderma, LEO Pharma, and TopMD.


FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: John X. Thomas, Jr., PhD, Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Education, Genevieve Napier, CME Director, CME Project Specialists, Ashley Kick, and Tara Scavelli.


Robert Harmon and Aimee Payne have nothing to disclose.

Sponsored by: Department of Dermatology

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The next Grand Rounds will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Dermatology Grand Rounds

MODERATOR: Monica Rani, MD


Presenting at 8:00 am

Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Northwestern University

Presenting: TBA


Presenting at 10:45 am

Toby Maurer, MD

Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

University of California, San Francisco, CA

Presenting: HIV in the Modern Era