Derm Appeal Blog

LiVDerm is ‘Bringing Derm’s Best Out West’ this October. Get ready to enhance your skills and elevate your career at our highly anticipated SBS: West Coast Derm conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. This brand-new, intimate medical and aesthetic dermatology conference is designed to bring you the latest breakthroughs and advancements directly from the foremost experts in the field. With thought-provoking presentations, live demonstrations, fascinating Q&A sessions, and much more, SBS: West Coast Derm is the perfect opportunity to stay at the forefront of the industry and build your specialist expertise. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out on your dermatology journey, SBS: West Coast Derm is a can’t-miss opportunity. Here’s a look at the exciting offerings we have planned for you this October.

Build Your Expertise and Skills

SBS: West Coast Derm features a comprehensive two-day agenda with a wide range of pertinent topics designed to enhance your dermatology skillset through cutting-edge education. Attendees can expect to discover the latest approaches in medical and cosmetic dermatology through a diverse curriculum of interactive workshops and engaging lectures. The agenda has been carefully curated to hone in on the most relevant topics in the dermatology space and offers participants actionable tools and insight they can immediately implement into their practice.

Attendees will immerse themselves in compelling sessions, ranging from the latest additions to the acne and psoriasis toolkits, new methods in the detection of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers, advances in anti-aging and rejuvenation, facial anatomy danger zones, what’s new in connective tissue disease, and much more. SBS: West Coast Derm offers up-to-the-minute education to enhance the skills and knowledge of attendees and allow them to provide optimal care for their patients.

SBS: West Coast Derm Co-Chairs

This premier conference will be co-chaired by renowned experts, Suneel Chilukuri, MD, and Natasha A. Mesinkovska, MD, PhD, who bring decades of specialist knowledge across dermatology disciplines. Attendees will benefit immensely from these distinguished chairs sharing their unparalleled insights and experience throughout the event’s innovative program.

Natasha A. Mesinkovska, MD, PhD

Considered one of the top experts on alopecia in the U.S., Dr. Mesinkovska is well-placed to deliver the event’s hair loss sessions. In addition to her presentation on PDT: Skin Cancer + Beyond, she will also deliver three highly relevant sessions on the subject of hair loss, including What Aesthetic Derms Need to Know About Hair Loss, New Hope for Alopecia Areata, and Dermatology Pearls: Hair Loss. Dr. Mesinkovska’s dedication to advancing science and medicine is demonstrated in her charisma and passion as a speaker. Her contagious passion ensures her presentations will captivate and engage attendees.

Dr. Chilukuri is an acclaimed cosmetic dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Widely recognized for his expertise in surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic techniques, Dr. Chilukuri helps patients achieve transformative rejuvenation. His passion is providing natural-looking outcomes that revitalize his patients’ beauty and confidence. Dr. Chilukuri will be sharing his insights through the following compelling sessions: Technologies for a Scarless Facelift, and Combinations in Cosmetic Derm: Devices Meet Injectables. He is also a moderator on several panel discussions aimed at sharing perspectives and educating attendees.

Suneel Chilukuri, MD

On Sat. Oct. 7, at 1:30 P.M., he is joined by Jason J. Emer, MD, Adam Fichman, Karan Lal, DO, MS, and Ava T. Shamban, MD for a panel discussion on Social Media and Your Aesthetic Derm Practice.

Later, at 2:55 P.M., he joins Glynis R. Ablon, MD, Corey S. Maas, MD, Dr. Shamban, and William Philip Werschler, MD to look at Avoiding, Identifying, and Treating Cosmetic Complications in another panel discussion.

And as well as opening SBS: West Coast Derm, Dr. Chilukuri will also be bringing it to an end as moderator and expert injector during our hour-long LIVE patient injections session on Saturday afternoon. He is once again joined by Dr. Ablon, Dr. Shamban, and Dr. Werschler as they showcase proper techniques for dermal fillers, toxins, and biostimulators and provide invaluable insights into best practices for aesthetic consultations.

Meet the Industry Titans

Together with our two co-chairs, SBS: West Coast Derm brings together an exceptional faculty of the most respected medical and aesthetic dermatology experts. The speaker lineup includes pioneers behind cutting-edge devices and treatments, clinicians at the forefront of research and education, and influential leaders propelling the field even further forward. Attendees will hear from surgeons, researchers, academics, and specialists acclaimed for their transformative contributions to both investigative and clinical aspects of dermatology.

Highly Sought-After Cadaver Lab

We have been sure to also include our incredible Hands-On Cadaver Lab at SBS: West Coast Derm. Having sold out year after year at all our previous conferences, this comprehensive facial anatomy training program remains a favorite among our attendees. Led by renowned plastic surgeon, Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, this intimate workshop focuses on advancing aesthetic injectable techniques through hands-on facial anatomy dissection.

Dr. Lorenc will be joined by event co-chair Dr. Chilukuri, expert cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Ablon, and internationally renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Maas. Attendees will benefit enormously from intimate interaction with this elite team of experts as they develop their understanding of facial planes, muscles, vasculature, and nerve pathways that translate to enhanced clinical confidence and results.

Dr. Lorenc’s Cadaver Lab is one of the most comprehensive around, merging the expertise of anatomy and technique to ensure patient safety and satisfaction reach their highest potential. There’s a reason past attendees rave about the workshop and Dr. Lorenc, calling the experience “informative”, “valuable”, “beyond belief”, and “100% recommended”.

Spaces in this exclusive workshop are extremely limited due to the intimate class size, so we encourage you to book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

The Value of Networking

Networking is a key benefit of attending SBS: West Coast Derm, and indeed, all of our events. It provides abundant opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals who share not just the same dedication to advancing skill and expertise, but also to improving patient care.

Between session breaks and social gatherings, you’ll be immersed in a collaborative community eager to connect and share knowledge and experiences. Conferences like SBS: West Coast Derm are catalysts for cultivating relationships, many of which can evolve into mentorships, research collaborations, or future partnerships.

Aside from your peers and colleagues, our top experts are readily approachable in this more intimate conference setting, allowing you the opportunity to connect one-on-one with them. Imagine acquiring specialized knowledge straight from the admired mentors who inspire your practice – this conference makes that possible.

SBS: West Coast Derm will also feature an enhanced exhibit hall where companies will showcase their products and services. It is a prime opportunity to engage with top companies, sample products, get special sneak peeks at forthcoming innovations, chat with exhibitors, and make connections.

The Stunning West Coast Location

A preview of SBS: West Coast Derm would not be complete without mention of our location – the breathtaking Terranea Resort. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury retreat offers attendees panoramic views, delicious cuisine, spa relaxation, an award-winning golf course, and a number of unique outdoor experiences to enjoy. From kayaking to standup paddle boarding, hiking trails, and even archery and open-air painting. There are so many ways to explore and unwind during your stay. 

SBS: West Coast Derm

What’s more, attendees of SBS: West Coast Derm can take advantage of discounted room rates by mentioning the conference when booking. We encourage you to book early though because this special group rate is only available until Sep. 13.

What Are You Waiting For?

We are thrilled to be hosting the upcoming SBS: West Coast Derm and cannot wait to welcome you to this premier event. This highly anticipated meeting brings together the most respected experts across medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology to share their latest research, evidence-based techniques, and clinical insights.

Over two days, you will be immersed in breakthrough discoveries and innovative methods to implement in your practice immediately. Attend live demonstrations to sharpen your skills. Engage in thought-provoking discussions and connect with colleagues and experts. And don’t forget to also take advantage of some of Terranea’s exceptional adventure experiences.

Space is limited at this can’t-miss event, so be sure to secure your spot now to stay on top of the latest dermatology education.


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