Dermatology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Grand Rounds

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 8am-12pm

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

Presenting at 8:00 am

Epidermal Electronics

Yonggang Huang, PhD

Joseph Cummings Professor

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Northwestern University

Yonggang Huang, PhD is the Joseph Cumming Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. He has broad interests in many branches of Engineering Science. He has published 1 book and more than 400 journal papers and book chapters.

His recent awards include the Larson Award in 2003, Melville Medal in 2004, Richards Award in 2010, and Drucker Medal in 2013, all from ASME; Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Sciences in 2006; International Journal of Plasticity Medal in 2007; Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2008; and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering in 2009 and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science in 2014. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics (Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Presenting at 10:45am

New Laser and Surgical Technologies in Dermatology and 2015 CPT Coding Updates for Surgical and Cosmetic Procedures

Murad Alam, M.D., M.S.C.I

Professor in Dermatology, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery-Organ Transplantation

Department of Dermatology

Northwestern University

Dr. Murad Alam is Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, and Chief of the Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University. Dr. Alam completed internship in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, and residency training in dermatology at Columbia University. He subsequently received fellowship training in laser and cosmetic surgery at SkinCare Physicians/Harvard Medical School in Boston, and Mohs micrographic surgery at DermSurgery Associates in Houston.

An author of over 150 publications, Dr. Alam is head of the surgical advisory board of JAMA Dermatology, Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science, and Assistant Editor of Dermatologic Surgery. He is series co-editor of the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology books, and overall has edited 20 books, including Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color, Requisites in Cosmetic Dermatology, Body Rejuvenation, Non-Surgical Tightening and Lifting, Treatment of Leg Veins, and Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He is co-Section Head of the Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery section of the Faculty of 1000.

Dr. Alam is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Health Care Finance Committee; an Advisor to the AMA-CPT Committee that oversees definitions for all medical procedures in the US; a member of the Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that develops federally recognized guidelines for the clinical care of cancer; and a Voting Member on the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Alam is current president of the Blade and Light Society, an organization of volunteer dermatologic surgeons who perform charitable mission work to treat skin cancers and train surgical dermatologists in underserved countries.

Moderator: Joan Guitart, MD

Schedule of Events:

8:00 am- 9:00 am

Research Presentation

Yonggang Huang, PhD

9:00 am–9:30 am

Patient Viewing

9:30 am–10:30 am

Case Discussion

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Main Presentation

Murad Alam, M.D., M.S.C.I

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.


Yonggang Huang, PhD has nothing to disclose.

Murad Alam, MD discloses the following information:

Serves as a consultant for Amway.

Serves as a Principal Investigator for Optmed.

Sponsored by: Department of Dermatology

The next Grand Rounds will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dermatology Grand Rounds


Featuring: Daniela Kroshinksy, MD, MPH

Director of Pediatric Dermatology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

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