Annual Meeting


Latanya Benjamin, MD, Meeting Program Director
Izzy Andrews, MD, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Smita Awasthi, MD, University of California, Davis
Pearl Kwong, MD, PhD, Pearl Kwong MD PLLC


subject to change

Wednesday, July 11

1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Leadership Forum

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Young Members Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 12

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome & Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Peds Derm Dermoscopy Primer
Elizabeth "Vinny" Seiverling, MD, Maine Medical Center

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Overgrowth Syndromes and Mosaicism
Leslie Biesecker, MD, National Institutes of Health

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Hurwitz Lecture: Part 1 - Vascular Stains: From a Colored Patch to a Hot Spot
Eulalia Baselga, MD, Hospital de la Santa Crue I Sant Pau

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Pediatric Cutaneous Lymphomas: Lessons Learned
Elena Pope, MD, University of Toronto

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
SPD Research Forum: Oral Abstracts
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Moderator

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Lessons Learned from the Other Side (of the Exam Table)
Richard Antaya, MD, Yale University

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Antibiotic Stewardship in Dermatology
George Zhanel, PharmD, PhD, University of Manitoba

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Developing Country Award Lecture
Shambu Dutta Joshi, MBBS, Far Western Community Hospital, Nepal

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year: Part 1
Marissa Perman, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Moderator

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Parallel Afternoon Sessions

  • MOC: Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermoscopy
  • Career Pathways
  • Lessons Learned as a Chair

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
SPD Foundation Fun Hike

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Dinner at Squaw Valley High Camp (ticket required)
A celebration of Ilona Frieden and Larry Eichenfield’s service as journal editors

Friday, July 13

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Presentation of Alvin Jacobs Award
Receipient: Ilona Frieden, MD
Presenter: Sarah Chamlin, MD

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Tribute to Nancy Esterly
Pearl Kwong, MD, Pearl Kwong MD PLLC & Friends

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Guess the Diagnosis: Peds Derm Dermoscopy
Elizabeth "Vinny" Seiverling, MD, Maine Medical Center

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Patient-Focused Research Development: Alopecia Areata
Brett King, MD, PhD, Yale University

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Hurwitz Lecture: Part 2 - Lessons Learned from Great Thinkers
Eulalia Baselga, MD, Hospital de la Santa Crue I Sant Pau

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Bleeding/Other Dental Issues in Vascular Malformations
David Darrow, MD, DDS, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Immunology 101: Of Severe Atopic Dermatitis and Other Immunodefiencies with Hyperimmunoglobulin E
David Lewis, MD, Stanford University

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Neonatal Adaptation to Microbiome and Immune Regulation
Mark Underwood, MD, University of California, Davis

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Pearls When Examining Ethnic Hair and Scalp
Susan Taylor, MD, Society Hill Dermatology

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Periodic Fever Syndrome: Work-up and Management
Amanda Ombrello, MD, National Institutes of Health

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine
Raja Sivamani, MD, University of California, Davis

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Junior Faculty and Fellow Forum
Hillary Lawrence, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Moderator

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
PeDRA Update Meeting

2:00 PM
Optional Afternoon Activities

Saturday, July 14

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

7:15 AM - 7:55 AM
SPD Business Meeting

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Doctor, Why Are You Always Late in Clinic?
Pearl Kwong, MD, Pearl Kwong MD PLLC

8:15 AM - 8:55 AM
Founders Lecture: Vesicular-Bullous Disorders in Neonates and Infants
Lawrence Schachner, MD, University of Miami

8:55 AM - 9:15 AM
Cutaneous Consequences of Immunosuppression
Carrie Coughlin, MD, Washington University School of Medicine

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Vascular Anomalies: Lessons Learned
Lara Wine Lee, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
Treating Transgender Youth - A Clinical Perspective
Stanley Vance, MD, UCSF

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Poster Viewing & Break

10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Research Grant Awards
Jennifer Hand, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester

10:35 AM - 10:40 AM
Poster Awards
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
Resident Research Award Winner Presentation
Variations in Risk of Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Between Early- and Late-onset Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis: A Cohort Study
Joy Wan, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Update on Pachyonychia Congenita
Tracy Funk, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
The Year in Review: PeDRA
Anna Bruckner, MD, Children's Hospital Colorado

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Year in Review: Pediatric Dermatology
Kelly Cordoro, MD, UCSF

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year: Part 2
Marissa Perman, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Moderator


June 8, 2018: The Resort at Squaw Creek is sold out, and the two properties below have limited availability. Additional options include the Red Wolf Lodge and Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals (choose "Squaw Valley" for closest options). Shuttle transportation will be available between Village at Squaw Valley and Resort at Squaw Creek, where the meeting takes place.

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
To reserve, call 800.323.7666 and ask to book in the Society for Pediatric Dermatology block. The rate is $225 per night, and there is no resort fee. Please note that a one night's deposit is due at the time or reservation; and cancellations must be made 30 days before arrival in order to receive a refund.

Squaw Valley Lodge
To reserve, click here and enter discount code SPDD, or call 800.979.0552 and mention that you are with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Squaw Valley Lodge is a condiminimum hotel, ranging from studio to three bedroom units. Prices vary from $184 - $396 based on room type, and there is no resort fee. A deposit equal to two nights room rental plus tax is due upon booking. The remaining balance will be collected 14 days prior to arrival. All reservations must be cancelled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.

Meeting Location:
Resort at Squaw Creek

400 Squaw Creek Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Getting to Lake Tahoe
The nearest airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The airport is approximately one hour from the resort. Shuttle service is available through the North Lake Tahoe Express. Reservations can be made online or by phone and are required at least 24 hours in advance. Use promo code SFPD2018 for a $10 roundtrip discount.


Wednesday, July 11

Leadership Forum - FULL
New this year, SPD members who have completed residency training within the last ten years are invited to attend the Leadership Forum. Topics covered include how to get more involved in SPD and AAD, becoming an effective lecturer, and using your personality type to lead effectively. There is no cost for the Leadership Forum, but you must sign up when you register for the meeting. Space is limited to the first 40 people who register.

Thursday, July 12

SPD Foundation Fun Hike
Those who donate $25 or more to the SPD Foundation with their meeting registration are invited to participate in the Foundation Fun Hike. Enjoy scenic views of the Squaw Valley Resort Area as you enjoy time with colleagues and friends.

Dinner at Squaw Valley High Camp - SOLD OUT
A celebration of Ilona Frieden and Larry Eichenfield’s service as journal editors
Join fellow meeting attendees for dinner with a spectacular mountain view. After a short bus ride to Alpine Village, you’ll board the Squaw Valley arial tram to High Camp, where you’ll enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and karaoke. Our 2018 dinner will also include special tributes to Ilona Frieden and Larry Eichenfield for their outstanding contributions to the SPD as editors-in-chief of Pediatric Dermatology over the past decade. Be sure to purchase your dinner ticket when you register for the meeting.

Friday, July 13

During your free afternoon on Friday, participate in an SPD-organized activity (below), book a spa appointment, or explore the area on your own. The hotel's recreation department is available to assist with fly fishing, bike rental, and hiking maps.

Cruise Lake Tahoe - SOLD OUT
Enjoy a leisurely 90-minute cruise on the Tahoe Gal, an iconic paddle wheeler. A variety of appetizers, specialty drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase at Happy Hour prices. Bus will leave the hotel at 3:45 pm and return around 6:30 pm.

Raft the Truckee River - SOLD OUT
Float along the Truckee River on a 2-3-hour self-guided raft trip. You'll float through tranquil stretches of scenic meadows, mountians, and small rapids. Fun for all ages, 2 years and up. Bus will leave the hotel at 2:00 pm and return around 6:00 pm.

Golf at the Resort at Squaw Creek - SOLD OUT
Renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Links at Squaw Creek to preserve the unique beauty, natural wetlands, and wildlife habitat of Squaw Valley. The spectacular result is a natural golf course that blends in with its beautiful mountain surroundings. Tee times begin at 3:00 pm. Club rental not included.

Explore the Town of Truckee
SPD will have continuous shuttle transportation available from the Resort at Squaw Creek to historic downtown Truckee from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Take a self-guided historical walking tour, enjoy unique shops and galleries, or dine on the patio of a local eatery.


The Resort at Squaw Creek offers Mountain Buddies, a program for children ages 4-12. Click here for detailed information about the program. Thursday - Saturday, July 12-14, Mountain Buddies will begin at 8 am instead of 9 am to better accommodate SPD attendees. There is an additional $10 charge for the early start.

To register your children for Mountain Buddies, please call the hotel directly at 530.412.7034. Be sure to mention that you are part of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology group. The deadline to sign up for the program is Thursday, July 5.

Please note that Mountain Buddies is a resort program and is in no way affiliated with SPD.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Western Occupational & Environmental Association and Society for Pediatric Dermatology. The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Pediatrics
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 14.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Online registration is closed. You may register when you arrive at the resort. For faster service, fill out the registration form and bring it with you.

REGISTRATION FEES Through 6/13/18 6/14/18-
(after 6/29/18)
SPD Member $575 $675 $775
Non-Member $675 $775 $875
Physician Extender/Mid-Level $475 $525 $575
Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow
(entire meeting)
$225 $275 $300
Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow
(one day pass)
$125 $150 $175
Guest Registration
Accompanying Adult & Child
(12 and over)
$150 $150 $150
Accompanying Child (under 12) $50 $50 $50
Dinner Tickets
Dinner Ticket - Adult $75 $80 $85
Dinner Ticket - Child $50 $55 $60
Dinner Ticket - Medical Student, Resident, or Fellow $35 $40 $45

Accompanying Guests
Guests must be registered in order to participate in meeting activities. The guest registration cost includes the Welcome Reception, three breakfasts, two lunches, and one ticket for an optional activity. Guest registration does not include the Thursday evening dinner at High Camp. Guests do not have to be registered to purchase a ticket for dinner.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing.

Through June 13 - Registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded following the meeting.
June 14 - 29 - Registration fee, less a $200 administrative fee, will be applied toward next year's meeting for SPD members. No refund provided for non-members.
June 30 or later - No refund will be provided.


Click here for submission information. The submission deadline is May 7.


Attention Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students:
4 Travel Awards Available for SPD Members

Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who are SPD members and present Cases of the Year or posters at the SPD Annual Meeting. This is an effort to encourage participation among trainees interested in pediatric dermatology and helps provide recognition for exceptional work as well as financial assistance to attend the meeting. Each award is $1,000. Apply for awards at the time of case/poster submission by checking the appropriate box on the form.

SPD Travel Awards
The SPD Awards and Grants Committee will evaluate the quality of the case/poster, focusing on whether it presents “new” information, is relevant to care of children with skin diseases, quality of data, and approved consent process.

  • Two $1,000 awards available to fellows, residents, or medical students
  • New for 2018 - MEDICAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD - One $1,000 award available just for medical students

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Dermatology Travel Award
One $1,000 Travel Award will be given by the AAP Section on Dermatology. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on pediatric dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home, and collaborating with pediatrician partners.