2022 CalDerm Symposium | September 23-25, 2021 | Carlsbad, CA

Join CalDerm for our annual Fall Symposium! Nationally recognized physicians will present lectures on a variety of topics that are of great interest to dermatologists. Distinguished dermatology speakers from around the country will present lectures on: General Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Practice Management, Residents Forum Cases and the annual AAD Leadership Address.

Full program to be announced. 

Registration will open shortly. 

Registration Fees:

  • CalDerm Member - $395
  • Resident (California-based Programs Only) - $50
  • Physician Non-Member of CalDerm - $695.00
  • Allied Health Professional/Non-physician - $395

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2022 CalDerm Symposium | September 23-25, 2021 | Carlsbad, CA

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants will be required to completed a post-symposium evaluation to recieve their credit and certificate.

Target Audience

The 2022 CalDerm Symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of board certified dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with cutaneious diseases or those who require other cosmetic and surgical dermatology treatments. Most participants practice primarily in the state of California.

Program Overview

This year, in particular, has showcased both the challenges and resilience of healthcare practitioners around the world. In California, medical practitioners are faced with novel infections and increased patient loads while managing their existing patients’ health and well-being. The dermatology community is now charged with navigating this new environment, and its impact on patients and practices, while continuing to stay up-to-date on advances in dermatologic treatments and procedures. Their need for distilled and effective continuing education is more pronounced than ever. 

During this time of evolution in both the delivery of medical services and health education, the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm) continues to provide valuable multi-faceted continuing education for the dermatology field. CalDerm has developed the 2021 CalDerm Symposium in Santa Barbara, CA, September 24 – 26, 2021 to offer general lecture presentations for all dermatology practitioners, as well as sessions devoted specifically to residents, young physicians entering the field, and veteran clinicians preparing for maintenance-of-certification exams. Now in its 21st year, the CalDerm Symposium is the premier continuing medical education opportunity for board-certified dermatologists and dermatology residents in California.

Educational Objectives

In order to address the broad educational needs of clinicians in key areas of dermatology, CalDerm and its expert faculty have developed the agenda for the 2021 CalDerm Symposium to address specific practice gaps. The symposium learning objectives will address the following areas: general dermatology, pediatric/special populations dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss recent evidence related to the treatment of vitiligo.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as field cancerization that pertain to actinic keratosis management.
  • Describe recent developments in the treatment options for vein disease.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of novel rosacea treatments options.
  • Define new approaches for treating acne and addressing side effects in the diverse patient population.  
  • Assess the benefits and risks of biologic therapies for psoriasis management.
  • Summarize practice considerations for managing alopecia with current therapies and those under investigation.  
  • Interpret new findings on the impact of IgE autoantibodies on the pathophysiology of bullous pemphigoid.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dermatopathology principles that could lead to more accurate diagnoses and treatments.  
  • Examine the legal factors related to maintaining a safe and successful dermatology practice.
  • Summarize the latest treatment guidelines for managing cutaneous diseases in patients 18 years old and younger.
  • Analyze the treatment considerations in providing aesthetic procedures to an increasing number of male patients.  
  • Explain the benefits and safety profiles of available facial fillers.
  • Describe best practices in using Mohs surgery to treat melanoma.
  • Differentiate among the common nail disorders and the available surgical procedures, when needed, to treat them.


  • Sarah Arron, MD, PhD – Private Practice, Peninsula Dermatology
  • Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD – Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
  • Neal Bhatia, MD – Director of Clinical Dermatology, Therapeutics Clinical Research, San Diego, CA
  • Nancy Chen, MD – Escondido Dermatology
  • Brittany Craiglow, MD – Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut
  • Sara Dill, MD – Luminous Dermatology Santa Barbara
  • James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAAD, FAOCD – Research Director, JDR Dermatology Research/Thomas Dermatology and Adjunct Clinical Professor (Dermatology), Touro University Nevada
  • Janet Fairley, MD – University of Iowa
  • Bryan Gammon, MD – Luminous Dermatology
  • Matthew Hand MD – Clinical Instructor University of Washington, Associate Director, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at Clinic 5c
  • Michael P. Heffernan, MD – San Luis Dermatology; US Director, Probity Medical Research
  • Brian Hinds, MD – Associate Professor of Dermatology, UC San Diego Health
  • Arash Izadpanah, MD – Dermatology Chair, Scripps Clinic
  • Clifford Lober, MD – Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida
  • Alexander Miller, MD – Author, AAD Cracking the Code, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UC Irvine
  • Natasha Mesinkovska, MD – Associate Clinical Professor, Dermatology, UC Irvine
  • Vineet Mishra, MD – Adjunct Associate Professor, Dermatology, UC San Diego
  • Sima Torabian, MD, CalDerm President – Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
  • Roberta Sengelmann, MD – Santa Barbara Skin Institute
  • Seaver Soon, MD – The Skin Clinic MD (private practice), Scripps Green Hospital
  • Paul Yamauchi, MD – Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center Santa Monica

Program Agenda

The full agenda can be found online here.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm). MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.






Cancellation fees for this year's program are listed below. Please contact the CalDerm Office at for additional inquiries.

• Before July 1: A $25 transaction fee will be deducted from the cost of the attendee registration fee; the remainder will be refunded.

•  July 1 - July 30: 50% of the cost will be deducted from the cost of the registration/ticket fee; the remainder will be refunded.

•  August 1 - August 15: 25% of the cost will be deducted from the cost of the registration/ticket fee

•  After August 15: No refund issued because the expense of your anticipated participation has already been incurred. 50% may be applied towards a future CalDerm registration or CalDerm membership dues.