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IEC Symposium at AAD - Washington, DC, USA
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)

Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata: Comparison and Contrast

At AAD 2019  |  Thursday, February 28, 2019  |  12:00-5:00 pm EST Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center | 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA Presented jointly by the International Eczema Council and National Alopecia Areata Foundation.


  • Emma Guttman, New York, NY, USA
  • Natasha A. Mesinkovska, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Dissecting the overlap and differences in the underlying basis for Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata
  • Reviewing new, more targeted therapies and determining if there is overlap in their use
  • Recognizing the perspectives and needs of patients with Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata


12:00 – 12:15 pm Lunch

12:15 – 12:20 pm Welcome and Overview Emma Guttman, New York, NY, USA

12:20 – 12:45 pm Epidemiological Link of Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata Aaron Drucker, Toronto, ON, CA

12:45 – 1:05 pm Comorbidities of Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata Natasha A. Mesinkovska, Irvine, CA, USA

1:05 – 1:40 pm The Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis and Development of a Precision Medicine Approach with Implications for Alopecia Areata Emma Guttman, New York, NY, USA

1:40 – 1:55 pm Break

1:55 – 2:25 pm The Evolving Pathogenesis of Alopecia Areata and Biomarkers of Disease Ralf Paus, Miami, FL, USA

2:25– 2:50 pm The Therapeutic Landscape in Atopic Dermatitis Eric Simpson, Portland, OR, USA

2:50– 3:15 pm Therapeutic Advances in Alopecia Areata Brett King, New Haven, CT, USA

3:15 – 3:40 pm Translating Advances in Therapeutics to Pediatrics Atopic Dermatitis Amy Paller, Chicago, IL, USA Alopecia Areata Leslie Castelo-Soccio, Philadelphia, PA, USA

3:40 – 4:00 pm Outcome Measures for Atopic Dermatitis and How This Can Be Implemented in Alopecia Areata Jonathan Silverberg, Chicago, IL, USA

4:00 – 4:45 pm Patient Perspective on Clinical Trials (Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata): 3-4 Patients (2-3 Adults and a Child) Dory Kranz, National Alopecia Areata Foundation Julie Block, CEO, National Eczema Association

4:45 – 5:00 pm Round Table Discussion and Closing Comments

Q & A will follow each topic presentation.