2018 Annual Meeting
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2018 Annual Meeting

9/21/2018 to 9/23/2018
When: Friday, September 21, 2018
Where: Newport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island  02840
United States
Contact: Andrew Cronin Finn, MSc, MBA, CAE

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Program Overview

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This year’s lineup of distinguished guest speakers includes national leaders in the field of dermatology. The speakers listed in the program will be presenting an array of topics of interest to our membership. Following tradition, the weekend program includes clinical presentations, social events, and opportunities for golf, shopping, and family-friendly sightseeing in the region. Our Annual Meeting has enjoyed an outstanding reputation for providing a high quality educational program, in beautiful settings. This is our major initiative and provides an opportunity for us to get together with colleagues for a weekend combining clinical education, business, and socializing. 

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations may be made until September 7, 2018 without penalty. Sorry, no refunds after September 7, 2018.

Featured Speakers

A. Razzaque
Ahmed, MD,

Jeremy Bordeaux, MD

Anthony J. Mancini, MD, 

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD  

Sobell, MD 

Tarbox, MD

Use of Biologics in Blistering Diseases

Importance of Topical Care in Treating Patients with Blistering Diseases 

Melanoma Disparities

When Mohs Surgery REALLY Matters

Update on Childhood Exanthems

Infantile Hemangiomas

Leveraging Technology for Melanoma Detection

Difficult to Diagnose Melanoma: Dermoscopy

Moving Forward in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Incorporating Biologics into Your Practice

Lesion Dermoscopy

Non-Pigmented Lesion Dermoscopy

Program Agenda

Friday, 9/21/2018

Saturday, 9/22/2018

Sunday, 9/23/2018

Buffet Lunch Available
from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM
Breakfast & Exhibits
7:00 AM
Breakfast & Exhibits
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration & Exhibits Open
  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Dermatopathology Symposium
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Business Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Educational Sessions
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Educational Sessions
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Educational Sessions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Break & Exhibits
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break & Exhibits
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Break & Exhibits
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Educational Sessions
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Educational Sessions
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Educational Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Reception & Exhibits
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon Buffet
12:45 PM
6:30 PM
Evening at Leisure
2:00 PM
Social Activities & Evening at Leisure

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how to incorporate dermascopy into his/her daily practice.
  • Describe and implement the appropriate use of Mohs micrographic surgery.
  • Identify the link between the clinical presentation and dermatopathology associated with a variety of common, and some rare, conditions.
  • Discuss how to incorporate commonly used biologic drugs into the treatment algorithm for autoimmune blistering diseases.
  • Indicate what the most up-to-date therapies for hidradenitis suppurative are.
  • Describe the current treatment modalities for childhood exanthems and hemangiomas.
  • Cite how to optimize skin care/barrier protection for patients with autoimmune blistering diseases.
  • Recognize the nuances and varying clinical scenarios when dealing with biologic drugs for psoriasis.

Continuing Medical Education Information 

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Criteria and Policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Physicians: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Target Audience 

Dermatologists, dermatology residents, and fellows. NPs, PAs, and office staff with attending MDs.

Overnight Accommodations

Discounted overnight accommodations were available until Friday, August 31, 2018. Unfortunately, the Newport Marriott is currently SOLD OUT during our 2018 Annual Meeting.

However, there are a wide variety of other nearby accommodations, including hotels, inns, B&Bs, and more. Click here to learn more about accommodations in the Newport area.

Overnight room cancellations may be made up until 5 nights prior to arrival. Please see your reservation confirmation from the hotel for additional details.

Social Activities - Saturday, September 22nd

Wine Tasting at Newport Vineyards

Transportation Departs Hotel at 2:30 PM
Tasting at 3:00 PM | Return to Hotel at 5:30 PM  

Includes vineyard access, 5 tastes of wine, a souvenir glass, and the option to join a tour of the vineyard.

Historic Tour of Newport

 Tour Departs Hotel at 2:00 PM | Return to Hotel at 5:00 PM 

Includes a fully-narrated scenic tour of ten-mile Ocean Drive PLUS admission to The Breakers mansion. 

Golf Outing at Newport National 

Tee Times begin at 2:00 PM 

Join your friends and family for an afternoon of golfing on one of New England's finest golf courses. Includes 18 holes of golf and cart rental. 

Social Activity Fees 

Wine Tasting - $35   Historic Tour - $25   Golf Outing - $105 

The Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology is pleased to offer these social activities at a discounted rate to our meeting attendees.


While in Newport

Newport Mansions

The Newport area boasts some of the most impressive residential architecture in the country, and you can tour 14 beautiful estates. Don't miss The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, and Rosecliff - just a few of the beautiful estates that are open to the public. Click here for a listing of the Newport Mansions, and to view contact and tour information.

Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile path combining the natural beauty of Newport’s stunning coastline with the architectural history of the Gilded Age. The most visited attraction in all of Rhode Island, the Cliff Walk features panoramic views of the ocean, waves crashing on the magnificent bluffs, and century-old celebrated mansions. Click here for additional information on the Cliff Walk.  


If you're a beach-goer, you can experience first-hand the beautiful beaches that the Ocean State has to offer. First Beach and Second Beach are popular sun spots and are located close to restaurants and other attractions. Click here for a listing and map of local beaches.  


Located just a short walk from the Newport Marriott, downtown Newport boasts a wide variety of shopping. Nestled along cobblestone streets, historic enclaves, a legendary avenue, wharves and busy thoroughfares, the shopping scene in Newport is as distinct as its locales. Click here for a directory of local shops.


Did you know that the Newport area has a number of renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries? Check out Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards and Newport Vineyards, both just a short drive from Newport, and both offering tastings and tours. Click here for a list of wineries and breweries in the area.


 Things to Do with Kids

The Newport area has a wide variety of family-friendly activities for kids of all ages, including kids-at-heart! Take a sail around Newport Harbor, visit the Exploration Center & Aquarium, ride horses on the beach, or go on a nature walk. Click here for ideas for some family-friendly fun.


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