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Past Regional Events

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.

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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

Event Location:
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

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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
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
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
Event Location:
163 Burgin Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hosted by: Elizabeth McBurney, MD and Trent Massengale, MD

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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

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May 21, 2016
WDS Regional Event - Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC Area

Networking Reception
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.

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May 12, 2016
WDS Regional Event - Minneapolis, MN

Networking Reception
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

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February 10, 2016
WDS Regional Event - New York, NY

Networking Dinner
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.

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