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IEC at SID 2019 – Chicago, IL, USA

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


At SID 2019 | Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm CST

Hilton Chicago, Continental C | Chicago, IL, USA

Join the IEC at a special symposium to discuss the barrier in atopic dermatitis. This symposium will take place prior to the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA.

Details about the sessions and speakers will be posted as they become available. Registration will open soon.


  • Amy Paller, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Lisa Beck, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Masa Amagai, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kenji Kabashima, Kyoto, Japan


  • Discuss new data about barrier abnormalities in AD.
  • Show how emerging therapeutic interventions can improve the barrier.


11:00–11:05 am Welcome
Emma Guttman, New York, NY

11:05–11:10 am Program Overview
Amy Paller, Chicago, IL, USA

11:10–11:30 am Basic Structure of the Epidermis
Akiharo Kubo, Tokyo, Japan

11:30–11:45 am Role of Ephrins in Tight Junction Function
Bethany Perez White, Chicago, IL, USA

11:45 am–12:05 pm Abstract Presentations – Part 1
Moderator: Lisa Beck, Rochester, NY, USA
Abstract #1
Abstract #2

12:05–12:25 pm Lunch Available for Participants

12:25–12:45 pm Stratum Corneum Proteins
Matthias Schmuth, Innsbruck, Austria

12:45–1:05 pm Epidermal Proteases
Alain Hovnanian, Paris, France

1:05–1:15 pm Abstract Presentations – Part 2
Moderator: Masa Amagai, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract #3

1:15–1:35 pm Organization of Epidermal Lipids
Jeroen van Smeden, Leiden, The Netherlands

1:35–1:50 pm Measurement of Barrier Components and Function
Eric Simpson, Portland, OR, USA

1:50–2:00 pm Closing Comments­
Kenji Kabashima, Kyoto, Japan


May 8
11:00 am - 2:00 pm




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