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IEC at ISDS 2021- New York, NY, USA
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)


The IEC’s joint symposium with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) and the National Eczema Association (NEA) on “Alopecia Areata and Atopic Dermatitis” will take place immediately before the 2021 Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit  (ISDS) in New York, NY on November 3, 2021.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm eastern

The New York Academy of Medicine | Room 20 | 1216 Fifth Avenue at East 103rd Street, New York, NY, USA 

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  • Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA, IEC Immediate Past-President
  • Natasha A. Mesinkovska, MD, PhD, Irvine, CA, USA, University of California, Irvine, NAAF Chief Science Officer
  • Julie K. Block, Novato, CA, USA, NEA President and CEO


8:30–8:50 am  Welcome and Overview | Emma Guttman, MD, PhD | New York, NY

8:50–9:10 am Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis and Relevance to Alopecia Areata | Emma Guttman, MD, PhD | New York, NY

9:10–9:30 am Pathogenesis of Alopecia Areata | Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD | Irvine, CA

9:30–9:50 am Epidemiology of Alopecia Areata and Atopic Comorbidities | Jonathan Silverberg, MD, MPH, PhD | Washington, D.C. 

9:50–10:10 am Novel treatments of atopic dermatitis (focus on biologics) | Lawrence Eichenfield, MD | San Diego, CA

10:10–11:00 am Clinical Trails Awareness for the Eczema Community | Wendy Smith-Begolka, MBS, National Eczema Association | Novato, CA

Panel – Adult & Pediatric Patient Perspective on Clinical Trials (Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata)

  • Maryanne Senna, MD | Boston, MA
  • Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, International Eczema Council | New York, NY
  • Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD | National Alopecia Areata Foundation | Irvine, Ca
  • Wendy Smith-Begolka, MBS, National Eczema Association | Novato, CA

11:00–11:15 am Break

11:15–11:35 am Alopecia Areata: Other Emerging Treatment Options | Jerry Shapiro, MD | New York, NY 

11:35–11:55 am Pediatric Alopecia Areata and Role of Atopy | Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD | Philadelphia, PA 

11:55–12:15 pm JAK inhibitors across AD and alopecia areata | Brett King, MD, PhD | New Haven, CT

12:15 - 12:30 pm Closing Comments | Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD | Irvine, CA