2024 NorCal Conference

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Our 2024 NorCal Conference Program Committee

CalDerm graciously thanks our 2024 NorCal Conference Program Committee for their hard work in producing a content-rich Symposium.

Silvina Pugliese, MD – Stanford Health Care (Co-Chair) | Michael Waul, MD – UCSF Health (Co-Chair) | Errol A. Craig, MD – Kaiser Permanente |
Bernice Kwong, MD – Stanford Health Care |  Joshua Schulman, MD – UC Davis Health | Monica Sandhu, MD – Sutter Health

TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS

One of the key pillars of CalDerm is education. We provide key programming to keep our California dermatologists at the forefront of their practice. The NorCal Conference is one of the ways in which we can delivery key information to our members and non-members alike. Join us in Napa, CA for enlightening presentations and discussion to help move you forward in the world of dermatology.

Key topics to be presented include:

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Updates in Therapeutics for Hair Loss
  • Pediatric Lumps and Bumps
  • Non-systemic Skin Directed Therapy in Dermatology
  • JAK Inhibitors
  • Updates in Cosmeseuticals
  • How to Integrate Key DEI Initiatives into Your Practice
  • New Approaches to Medical School Admissions
  • Retaining Great Employees for Your Practice
  • Phototherapy
  • Integrative Dermatology
  • The Science and Art of Malasma
  • Pearls in Pediatric Derm
  • and More!

And for our Young Dermatologists:

  • Board Exam Review
  • Advocacy and Giving Back – Opportunities to Provide Care for Underserved Populations
  • Open Discussion Panel – Career Advice & Opportunities in Derm

Check back often for program updates!


FRIDAY, MAY 3
8:30 AM – 7:30 PM Registration Open
9:45 – 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Presenters: 

  • Anna McNay, MD, Pleasanton Dermatologist, CalDerm President
  • Michael Waul, MD, UCSF Health, NorCal Conference Co-Chair
  • Silvina Pugliese, MD, Stanford Health Care, NorCal Conference Co-Chair
10:00 – 10:30 AM

The Future Scope of Practice
Faculty: Faranak Kamangar, MD – Sutter Health

10:30 – 11:00 AM Atopic Dermatitis and the Microbiome: Overview and Updates
Faculty: Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD – UCSF Health
11:00 – 11:30 AM

Hair Loss Update
Faculty: Paradi Mirmirani, MD –  UCSF Health & Kaiser Permanente

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Lightening Round Q&A Featuring:

  • Faranak Kamangar, MD – Sutter Health
  • Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD – UCSF Health
  • Paradi Mirmirani, MD –  UCSF Health & Kaiser Permanente
12:00 – 1:15 PM Luncheon Presentation by Regeneron (non-CME)
1:00 – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
1:30 – 2:00 PM

Pediatrics Lumps and Bumps
Faculty: Shehla Admani, MD – Stanford Health Care

2:00 – 2:30 PM The Science and Art of Itch Management
Faculty: Sarina B. Elmariah, MD, PhD, MPH – UCSF, Center for Itch and Neurosensory Disorders
2:30 – 3:00 PM

Skin-Directed Therapy Care in Dermatology
Faculty: Bernice Kwong, MD – Stanford Health Care

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Lightening Round Q&A Featuring:

  • Shehla Admani, MD – Stanford Health Care
  • Sarina B. Elmariah, MD, PhD, MPH – UCSF, Center for Itch and Neurosensory Disorders
  • Bernice Kwong, MD – Stanford Health Care
3:15 – 3:45 PM Afternoon Break
3:45 – 4:15 PM

JAK Inhibitors
Faculty: Matthew Lewis, MD, MPH – Stanford Health Care

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Acne Update – New Topicals
Faculty: Faranak Kamangar, MD – Sutter Health

4:45 – 5:15 PM

AI and It's Impact on Dermatology
Faculty: Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD – UCSF Health

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Lightening Round Q&A Featuring:

  • Matthew Lewis, MD, MPH – Stanford Health Care
  • Faranak Kamangar, MD – Sutter Health
  • Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD – UCSF Health
5:30 – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

SATURDAY, MAY 4
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast Presentation (non-CME)
8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks
8:15 – 8:45 AM DEI Initiatives and Integrating those Practices into the Practice of Dermatology
Faculty: Stacey Hunt, MD – Kaiser Permanente
8:45 – 9:15 AM

Updates on Management of Urticaria
Faculty: Timothy Berger, MD – UCSF Health

8:15 – 9:45 AM Resident Forum Presentations
9:45 – 10:00 AM

Lightening Round Q&A Featurinig:

  • Stacey Hunt, MD – Kaiser Permanente
  • Timothy Berger, MD – UCSF Health
  • Our Residents from the Resident Forum
10:00 – 10:30 AM Morning Break with Exhibitors & Poster Presentation
10:30 – 11:00 AM Cosmeseutical Update
Faculty: Monica Sandhu, MD – Sutter Health
11:00 – 11:30 AM

New Approach to Medical School Admissions
Faculty: Mark Henderson, MD – UC Davis School of Medicine

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The Science of Sunscreens and Oral Approaches to Sun Protection 
Faculty: Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, CAT – UC Davis Health

11:00 – 12:15 PM

Lightening Round Q&A Featuring:

  • Monica Sandhu, MD – Sutter Health
  • Mark Henderson, MD – UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, CAT – UC Davis Health
12:15 – 1:00 PM An Update from the AAD & CalDerm Legislative Update
1:00 – 2:15 PM Luncheon Presentation by Pfizer (non-CME)
2:15 – 5:30 PM Young Dermatologist Forum (open to all attendees)
2:15 – 3:00 PM

Giving Back: Opportunities to Provide Care and Service Outside of the Usual Dermatology Practice

  • Ann F. Haas, MD – Sutter Health
  • Paige Wolstencroft, MD – Stanford Health Care
  • Herbert Castillo Valladares, MD, MHS – UCSF Health
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Open Discussion Panel: Career Advice & Opportunities in Dermatology

  • Academic Institution: Michael Waul, MD – UCSF Health
  • Private Practice: Anna McNay, MD – Pleasanton Dermatologist
  • Large Healthcare System: Josh Schulman, MD – UC Davis Health (VA)
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Board Exam Review

Faculty:

  • What's New with the Boards: Leandra A. Barnes, MD – Stanford Health Care
  • DermPath: Josh Schulman, MD – UC Davis Health
  • Surgical Dermatology: TBD
  • Pediatrics: Joanna Tu, MD – UCSF Health
  • MedDerm: Leandra A. Barnes, MD – Stanford Health Care
5:30 – 7:00 PM Celebration Reception (all welcome)

SUNDAY, MAY 5
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast Presentation (non-CME)
8:00 – 8:10 AM Welcome Remarks
8:10 – 8:55 AM

Panel Discussion: Retaining Good Employees & Avoiding Burnout – Perspectives from Small and Large Practices

Faculty:

  • Amy Goleno – COO / CFO, Solano Dermatology Associates
  • Jenny Murase, MD – Sutter Health
  • Zakia Rahman, MD, FAAD – Stanford Health Care

8:55 – 9:25 AM Uses of Traditional Cosmetic Devices in Medical Dermatology
Faculty: Zakia Rahman, MD, FAAD – Stanford Health Care
9:25 – 9:55 AM Phototherapy – What's the Role in the Modern Landscape
Faculty: Victor Huang, MD – UC Davis Health
9:55 – 10:10 AM

Lightening Round Q&A Featuring:

  • Amy Goleno – COO / CFO, Solano Dermatology Associates
  • Jenny Murase, MD – Sutter Health
  • Zakia Rahman, MD, FAAD – Stanford Health Care
  • Victor Huang, MD – UC Davis Health
10:10 – 10:30 AM Morning Break with Exhibitors & Poster Presentation
 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibitor Tear-Down
 10:30 – 11:00 AM Rapid Fire – Integrative Dermatology
Faculty: Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, CAT – UC Davis Health
11:00 – 11:30 AM

Pediatric Pearls
Faculty: Bree Zimmerman, MD – Kaiser Permanente

11:30 – 12:00 PM

The Science and Art of Malasma
Faculty: Andrea Hui Austin, MD – Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology

12:00 – 12:30 PM Wound-Care Update
Faculty: Subhro K. Sen, MD – Stanford Health Care
12:30 – 1:00 PM

Fulfilling Great Expectations:  Safe Medical Management of Skin Disease in Pregnancy & Dermatology in Potential Victims of Human Trafficking Survey Results
Faculty: Jenny Murase, MD – Sutter Health

1:00 – 1:15 PM Closing Remarks