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IEC at AAD 2024 - San Diego, CA, USA
Thursday, March 07, 2024, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)

Topicals in the Pipeline: New and emerging therapies

At AAD 2024 | March 7, 2024 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM  Pacific Time 

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 9210 | Room 30 AB

The IEC symposium will take place prior to the American Academy of Dermatology 2024 Annual Meeting (AAD) in San Diego, CA, USA.





At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify gaps in the current topical therapeutic landscape for AD
  2. Evaluate efficacy and safety of new and emerging topical therapies for AD
  3. Identify AD patients appropriate for topical, systemic therapies, or combined therapies.



April Armstrong, MD, MPH
Los Angeles, CA

IEC Councilor


Alan Irvine, MD DSc
Dublin, Ireland

IEC President-Elect



2 – 2:15 PM | Welcome and Introductions from the IEC; Introduction to IEC’s New Incoming President
Robert Bissonnette, MD FRCPC MSc | Montréal, QC, Canada
Alan Irvine, MD DSc | Dublin, Ireland

2:15 – 2:35 PM |  Chris, Jack, and You: Clinical pearls on the use of approved non-steroidal topical therapies, including crisaborole and ruxolitinib in AD
Linda Stein Gold, MD | Detroit, MI  

2:35-2:55 PM | Making sense of it all: Distilling the complexities of therapeutics (JAKi, AhR, PDE4s) and identifying their therapeutic niche
Benjamin D. Ehst, MD PhD | Portland, OR

2:55-3:05 PM | Q & A with speakers

3:05-3:30 PM | Refreshment Break

3:30 – 3:50 PM | What’s topical in the topical pipeline? An evaluation of tapinarof and roflumilast in AD
April Armstrong, MD MPH | Los Angeles, CA

3:50 – 4:10 PM | Friend or foe: Controversies in topical steroid use for AD
Peter A. Lio, MD | Chicago, IL 

4:10 – 4:25 PM | Q & A with speakers

4:25 – 4:45 PM | Patients Appropriate for Topicals vs. Systemics Barriers to topicals
Robert Bissonnette, MD FRCPC MSc | Montréal, QC, Canada

4:45-5 PM | Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Alan Irvine, MD DSc | Dublin, Ireland


This educational symposium presented by the IEC is offered at no cost to attendees.



IEC will comply with AAD and local mandates at the time of the in-person meeting.  Visit the AAD's website for more information.