The South Beach Symposium (SBS) has officially kicked off and we are here to bring you all the updates from the first day of this incredible medical and aesthetic dermatology meeting.
Between SBS and the hugely popular Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium (MOPD) taking place alongside it, it’s been a busy day with A LOT going on.
Day One kicked off with introductory sessions from our two SBS co-chairs, Michael H. Gold, MD and David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, which was quickly followed by the Cutaneous Oncology Symposium. Among the variety of topics covered, Todd E. Schlesinger, MD, presented on actinic keratosis, revealing how to properly care for specific patient populations with the disease, while Aaron S. Farberg, MD, focused on genetic approaches to the prognosis of cutaneous melanoma.
After a pleasant break where attendees had the opportunity to refuel and connect with some of their fellow colleagues, we dove right back into learning with the Hot Topics in Aesthetics Session. Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, spoke about cosmetic procedures and the eyes. He highlighted the use of radiofrequency for lower eyelid bags, pointing out how close we are to replacing surgical procedures with these other minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures.
Dr. Lorenc was later joined by Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Gold, and Glynis R. Ablon, MD, to discuss the complications and legal ramifications of aesthetic procedures. They spoke specifically about the risk of thrombosis with lip injections, which although rare, can give serious complications.
MOPD attendees returned to focus on Dermatologic Care for Adolescent Patients. This interesting session featured Brittany G. Cragilow, MD, who presented a session on Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors where she reviewed a number of patient cases. Peter A. Lio, MD, looked closely at the relationship between mental health and skin disease. New SBS speaker, Klint Peebles, MD, spoke to attendees about the LGBTQ+ patient population, offering his expert insight into treating dermatologic conditions in these young patients.
The afternoon sessions continued with a dedicated skincare session. Patricia K. Farris, MD, highlighted several studies on collagen hydrolysates and revealed how various supplements can have specific effects on the skin, diving deeper into how these work under the surface. Dr. Ablon provided attendees with insight into Novel Skin Tightening Devices, using her own personal experiences from her practice and presenting on a variety of devices and procedures. Additionally, she shared her tips on how to choose the best devices for your practice.
Finally, during an MOPD session focusing on Pediatric Dermatology Issues in the Inner City, Karan Lal, MS, DO, looked at how specific irritants such as smoke and pollutants can negatively impact conditions such as atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa. He revealed that both these conditions are common in urban settings, suggesting a possible link between pollution and these diseases.
After an eventful day of learning, attendees from SBS and MOPD were invited to Sips and Salsa, a welcome opportunity to unwind after a full day of learning.
Join us for Day Two of SBS and MOPD tomorrow for another exciting day of learning.