Past Regional Events
October 4, 2017
Regional Educational Series - Chicago, IL
Dr. Emily Keimig hosted 30 fellow dermatologists in Chicago, Illinois for an Educational and Networking Regional event on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. WDS members and non-members alike headed to Coco Pazzo Café following the Chicago Dermatologic Society meeting, and began the event with some networking. Dr. Keimig opened the educational portion of the event with a presentation that some may be familiar with from her AAD presentations, titled, “My Approach to Patients with Morphea”. Following her presentation, WDS Regional Groups Committee Chair, Dr. Amy Paller, spoke about negotiating contracts. The event closed with more time for attendees to network and discuss what they had just learned.
As an Assistant Professor and Chair in the Department of Dermatology, respectively, Drs. Keimig and Paller are a wealth of information and their event provided attendees with excellent educational opportunities.
This program is supported by Pfizer. Thank you to Drs. Keimig and Paller for their hard work in ensuring this event was successful!
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September 23, 2017
Regional Educational Series - Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Pearl Grimes welcomed about 25 guests to her Regional Event in California on September 23, 2017. Guests began their evening with networking on the terrace of the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Following the networking session, Dr. Ashley Wysong, who currently serves as the Director of Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at USC and as the Chair of the WDS Service Committee, gave a presentation on Challenging Cases in Skin Cancer. Dr. Pearl Grimes then drew on her rich history with the WDS for her presentation, “Who Am I, Who Are You, Who Are We”, which asked guests to consider what the Women’s Dermatologic Society can do for them. Attendees were able to discuss the presentations as the night closed with more networking.
Dr. Grimes’ experiences as a well-known clinician, researcher, professor, and speaker, combined with Dr. Wysong’s significant experience treating skin cancer in high-risk populations, made them a dynamic pair that have a lot to offer to those who are just starting their careers, those who are more tenured, and everyone in between.
This event was made possible thanks to the generous support of Pfizer. Thank you to Drs. Grimes and Wysong for making this event a success!
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December 13, 2016
WDS Regional Event- San Diego, CA
3rd Annual Regional Event "Pearls" Networking Dinner
Location: Roy's La Jolla | 8670 Genesee Avenue | San Diego, CA
Time: 5:30pm Reception and 6:00pm Dinner
Hosted by: Kimberly Butterwick, MD, Melanie Palm, MD and Arisa Ortiz, MD
Attendees each brought "Pearl" to share on cosmeceutical recommendations to patients and also brought gently used clothes and products that were donated to a local women's shelter.
November 20, 2016
WDS Regional Event- Boston, MA
Event Location: The Home of Deborah Cummins, MD
Event Time: 2:00pm
Hosted by: Drs. Deborah Cummins and Evelyn Lilly
The newly appointed Boston Area Regional leads Drs. Deborah Cummins and Evelyn Lilly kicked off their Regional Group Events on November 20th, 2016 with a Networking, Pearl Sharing & Afternoon Tea Event. The event was a huge success- they inspired a core group of members, received feedback on other events that members would like to see in the future, and they are excited to start the planning of future events! The afternoon was complete with delicious food, and great conversation catching up, sharing clinical and life pearls, and talking about WDS.
November 16, 2016
WDS Regional Event- New York, NY
Panel Discussion, Idea Sharing, and Networking
In partnership with Nestlé Skin Health Investigation, Education, Longevity Development (SHIELD)
Four female founders share the highs and lows of building a successful business in the male-dominated world of health technology.
Jessica Mikus, Patent Attorney, Galderma Research and Development
Bea Arthur, Founder and CEO of In Your Corner
Dr. Kristine Miranda, Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Psocratic
Fon Powell, Founder and CEO, S.A.L.T.
Dr. An Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Innovatively
Event Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Event Location: SHIELD-NY, Alexandria Center for Life Science
CLICK HERE to read a full recap of the event!
Organized & Presented by: SHIELD, in partnership with Drs. Jeannette Jakus and Marnie Nussbaum
November 16, 2016
WDS Regional Event- Denver, CO
Edge Restaurant | Four Seasons, Denver
Event Time: 6:30pm
Hosted by: Adrienne Stewart, MD
The Denver, CO Regional Event on November 16, 2016 was a great success! There was a nice mixture of active members, residents, and non members in attendance and everyone stayed til the end enjoyed the night. The night began with networking and Dr. Diane Kallgren from Galderma gave brief presentation about treatments on Rosacea. While we at a delicious dinner, attendees shared various pearls which encouraged further discussions around the room.
Photo 1: Melanie Wong, MD & Mariah Brown, MD
Photo 2: Darnell Martin-Wimmer, MD, Mariah Brown, MD, Kathy Sawada, MD, Sheila Boyle, MD, & Diane Kallgren, MD
Photo 3: Julia Kreger, MD, Jenna Peart, MD, Anne Zellers, MD & Sigrid Barklund, MD
Photo 4: Diane Kallgren, MD, & Kathy Sawada, MD
October 1, 2016
WDS Regional Event- Columbus, OH
Networking Reception, in conjunction with the Ohio Dermatological Association Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, WDS Founding President
Event Location: Cooper's Hawk Winery at Easton Mall | 4230 The Strand | Columbus, OH 43219
Hosted & Sponsored By: Drs. Brett Coldiron and Lana Long
September 19, 2016
WDS Regional Event- Baton Rouge, LA
Networking Reception at Dr. Trent Massengale's Baton Rouge Office. A light buffet dinner and drinks will be served!
Event Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
163 Burgin Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hosted by: Elizabeth McBurney, MD and Trent Massengale, MD
Sunday, August 21, 2016
WDS Regional Networking & Tea- Houston, TX
Networking & Tea at the home of Lucie White, MD
Event Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Event Location: The Home of Lucie White, MD
Hosted by: Lucie White, MD
July 7, 2016
WDS Regional Group Networking Reception
Event Times: 6:00-7:00 PM
Event Location: During Cosmetic Bootcamp at the St. Regis Aspen Resort - Aspen Room | 315 Dean Street | Aspen, CO
Hosted by: Dr. Karen Nern - Vail, Aspen & Breckenridge Dermatology
Event Location: Southpoint Manor Clubhouse | Chapel Hill, NC
Hosted by: Donna Culton, MD and Rachel Blasiak, MD
Dr. Donna Culton, Dr. Rachel Blasiak and Dr. Mattie Nicholas hosted the first WDS Regional Networking Reception in the Chapel Hill, NC area on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The reception was sponsored by La Roche-Posay and was well attended by both WDS Members and potential Members. The reception offered an opportunity to network and listen to a great talk from Dr. Nicholas about Avoiding Bitterness and Burnout.
May 12, 2016
WDS Regional Event - Minneapolis, MN
Event Location: Edina Country Club
Guest Speakers Dr. Rochelle Torgerson spoke on Vulvar Dermatology and Dr. Nicholson spoke on Varicose Vein Treatment
February 13, 2016
WDS Regional Event - Palm Springs, CA
Poolside Networking Reception
Event Location: The Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs
Hosted by: Kimberly Butterwick, MD, Annie Chiu, MD and Wendy Roberts, MD
February 10, 2016
WDS Regional Event - New York, NY
Event Location: L'Oreal Headquarters, Club 34
Hosted by: Mona Gohara, MD, Jeannette Jakus, MD and Marnie Nussbaum, MD
Guest Speaker Dr. Diane Berson spoke on skin care and procedures for anti-aging and acne as well as maintaining a work/life balance.