Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the latest frontiers of pediatric dermatology at MOPD 2025! Led by the esteemed founder and chair, Lawrence A. Schachner, MD, this year guarantees a thrilling experience designed to captivate providers, empowering them with state-of-the-art skills and expertise to elevate their practice and careers.

As pioneers in advancing pediatric dermatology education, MOPD remains devoted to delivering an unparalleled educational experience. Be part of an unforgettable convergence of knowledge, interaction, and innovation. Seize this opportunity – reserve your spot now! We eagerly await your presence at MOPD 2025!

Faculty Chair

Lawrence A. Schachner

With a legacy spanning 31 years, Dr. Lawrence A. Schachner has been the driving force behind the annual Masters of Pediatric Dermatology (MOPD) symposium. As the esteemed founder and chair, Dr. Schachner is recognized as the leading authority in advancing pediatric dermatology education. MOPD stands as a much-anticipated event where providers immerse themselves in an educational experience curated by the best and brightest minds in pediatric dermatology. Through innovative and interactive sessions, participants gain valuable insights, making MOPD a cornerstone for staying at the forefront of this dynamic field.

Faculty

Adelaide A. Hebert, MD
Mercedes E. Gonzalez, MD
Brittany G. Craiglow, MD
Jonette E. Keri, MD, PhD
Lisa A. Swanson, MD
Karan Lal, DO, MS

Agenda

February 6, 2025
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Symposium
9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
Welcome Remarks and Therapeutic Updates
MOPD Chair Dr. Lawrence Schachner
Faculty Pairs = Practical Pearls
9:25 AM – 9:50 AM
Challenges in Moderate-to-Severe Pediatric Psoriasis
Adelaide Hebert, MD
9:50 AM – 10:15 AM
Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Vascular Lesions
Mercedes Gonzalez, MD
10:15 AM – 10:40 AM
Alopecia Areata: Medical Treatment Options and Considerations
Brittany Craiglow, MD
10:40 AM – 11:05 AM
Acne Vulgaris in Children: Mental Health, New Treatments, and More
Jonette Keri, MD
I Gotta Hand it To Ya: Dermatologic Diseases that Also Affect the Hands
11:05 AM – 11:30 AM
Chronic Hand Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Palmar Hyperhidrosis, Warts
Lisa Swanson, MD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Exhibit Break
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Lunch PME
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Exhibit Break
It’s Not a Peds Thing… Or Is It?: From Medical to Cosmetic – Adult Derm Issues in Pediatric Patients
1:15 PM – 1:35 PM
What Ped Derms Need to Know About HS
Hadar Lev-Tov, MD
1:35 PM – 1:55 PM
Chronic Urticaria
TBA
1:55 PM – 2:10 PM
Topical Steroid Withdrawal
Peter Lio, MD
2:10 PM – 2:25 PM
Overuse of Skincare Products & Cosmetics – How to Deal
Karan Lal, DO
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM
Lasers and Aesthetic Procedures in Pediatric Patients
Karan Lal, DO
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Exhibit Break
CME Primetime Symposium
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Primetime Symposium
TBA

TBD
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
TBA
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM
Caring for Patients in Rural Areas: WWAPDD (What Would a Ped Derm Do)
Lisa Swanson, MD
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM
Allergy and Dermatology: Myths vs Science
TBA
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception
February 7, 2025
6:45 AM – 7:30 AM
Sunrise Yoga
8:00 AM – 8:30AM
Sponsored Breakfast Symposium
9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
To Use Steroids or Not to Use Steroids?: New Approaches to Topical Treatment of AD, Psoriasis, and Seborrheic Dermatitis
Peter Lio, MD
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM
Molluscum Contagiosum
Mercedes Gonzalez, MD
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Don’t Be Rash: Tips for Recognition of Common and Not So Common Rashes in Children
Karan Lal, DO
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Spot That Diagnosis: Identifying Pigmented Lesions, Melanocytes, and Other Concerning Conditions
Fernanda Schmidt, MD
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Vitiligo
Nanette Silverberg, MD
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Alopecia Areata: Comorbidities, Quality of Life, and Disease Burden
Brittany Craiglow, MD
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Shining a Spotlight on the Burden of Disease: Patient Perspectives
TBA
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Exhibit Break
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Sponsored Lunch Symposium
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Exhibit Break
1:15 PM – 1:35 PM
Differentiating Biologics for Atopic Dermatitis
Shivani Patel, MD
1:35 PM – 1:55 PM
JAK Inhibitors for AD: Unpacking Safety and Efficacy Data
TBA
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM
Environmental Impact on Atopic Disease
TBA
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Rapid Cases Panel
Jonette Keri, MD, Fernanda Schmidt, MD, Robert Sidbury, MD
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Exhibit Break
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM
Epidermolysis Bullosa: Differentiating Subtypes and Exploring Treatment Options
Anna Bruckner, MD
3:35 PM – 3:55 PM
Ichthyosis
Anna Bruckner, MD
3:55 PM – 4:00 PM
Q&A
Anna Bruckner, MD
4:00 PM – 5:25 PM
TBA
Latanya Benjamin, MD, Mercedes Gonzalez, MD, Mona Shahriari, MD, Nanette Silverberg, MD
5:25 PM – 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Lawrence Schachner, MD
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Reception

Registration

September 30th
February 6th
General Access 
$195
$295
Student
$25
$50

General Access

September 30th
$195
February 6th

$295

Student

September 30th

$25

February 6th

$50

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