Derm Appeal Blog

The South Beach Symposium (SBS) is back for its 21st year to provide the best in advanced medical and aesthetic dermatology education. Set in its usual idyllic Miami Beach location, SBS has established itself as one of the nation’s most comprehensive dermatology conferences, designed to enhance your skills and expertise.

Of the many things that set SBS apart from the sea of other dermatology conferences around are the world-class faculty and top-rated agenda. Providing the perfect blend of medical and aesthetic dermatology education, SBS caters to hundreds of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, surgeons, and other advanced practice providers each year, equipping them with the tools they need to provide optimal care for their patients.

Similar to previous years, SBS 2023 features the usual mainstay topics you have come to know and love. Included in the lineup are the forever favorite LIVE Patient Injection Sessions. These live demonstrations provide attendees with a rare opportunity to observe leading industry experts as they share their methods and professional tips and techniques. The first of these sessions, the LIVE Patient Injections for Body Rejuvenation, led by expert aesthetic plastic surgeon, Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, who also leads our Hands-On Cadaver Workshop, takes place on Friday, Feb. 10. The second, LIVE Patient Facial Injections on Sunday, Feb. 12, is led by expert cosmetic dermatologist, Doris J. Day, MD and also features Shasa Hu, MD, Susan H. Weinkle, MD, and Flor A. Mayoral, MD.

Dr. Lorenc’s Cadaver Workshop, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. combines applied anatomy knowledge with practical training. Participants develop a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, placement, technique, and strategy when it comes to injectable neurotoxins, biostimulatory agents, and fillers. The half-day training covers a detailed discussion of the anatomy of the face and hand for aesthetic procedures, faculty-guided injection and dermal filler instruction, the absorbable suture suspension procedure, managing complications and unexpected results, a dedicated Ask Us Anything Session, and much more.

The Cutaneous Oncology Symposium returns, led by SBS co-chair, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD. During this popular session, Dr. Goldberg covers a variety of topics including Advances in Melanoma and Superficial Radiation Therapy. He is joined by other top dermatologists including Aaron S. Farberg, MD, who will cover Genetic Testing and Hedgehog Inhibitors for BCC and Laura K. Ferris, MD, who looks at Artificial Intelligence and Detection.

The Hair Loss and Restoration Track is also back, this time with Janus kinase (JAK) pioneer, Brett A. King, MD, PhD as session director. This two-hour specialty session taking place on Saturday, Feb. 11, features other well-known experts such as Natasha A. Mesinkovska, MD, PhD, Brittany G. Craiglow, MD, Maryanne M. Senna, MD, and Valerie D. Callender, MD, covers the latest in hair loss and features two Q&A Sessions with faculty.

Saturday also sees the Anti-Aging Track return, a specialty session led by Glynis R. Ablon, MD. Featuring new SBS speaker, Terrence C. Kearney, MD, who will cover USA Regulatory Scrutiny of Regenerative Medicine and PRP: Medicolegal Implications, this deep dive incorporates all the favorite topics alongside new highly relevant discussions. 

In addition to these fan favorites, SBS 2023 also features brand-new topics, several new speakers, dedicated deep-dive specialty sessions, and a number of Satellite Symposia.

A brand new hot topic, Genomics and How it Impacts Patient Care, is led by renowned dermatologist and SBS Planning Committee Member, Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD. This hour-long session on Friday, Feb. 10, featuring other expert dermatologists looks at Regenerative Medicine and Genomic Techniques in Wound Healing, Cosmetic Derm + Genomics: The Future, and much more.

Dr. Bunick returns on Saturday with another brand-new session, Boxed Warning Toolkit: What Do Derms Need to Know? This session covers a variety of topics including when not to prescribe certain treatments, addressing patient concerns, and also ends with a faculty Q&A panel.

The Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, is led by new SBS speaker, Klint Peebles, MD. This specialized three-hour summit includes lectures spanning both medical and aesthetic care for SGD patients and features experts Matthew D. Mansh, MD, Frances W. Grimstad, MD, MS, and Ronda S. Farah, MD.

Alicia J. Little, MD and Jennifer L. Hsiao, MD are first-time SBS speakers and are due to present the Women and Dermatologic Disease Session. Set for Saturday, Feb. 11, this session highlights specific female medical dermatology-related issues that may require aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Brett King leads the Gamechangers in Alopecia Areata: Targeted Therapies for Patient-Centered Care CME Satellite Symposium. He is joined once again by Dr. Craiglow and Dr. Mesinkovska. Dr. Jennifer Hsiao returns to lead the Timely Management of Moderate-to-Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Addressing Barriers to Care for Patients CME Satellite Symposium, where she is joined by Steven D. Daveluy, MD, Barry I. Resnick, MD.

Between these new and exciting topics, the all-time SBS favorites, plus the dedicated satellite symposia AND specialty sessions, SBS 2023 looks to be an unforgettable experience. And because we know how important it is to wind down and have fun even when you’re learning, the organizers have included lots of time for socializing. After all, one of the best parts of SBS is the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the greatest minds in the industry! Be sure to take part in the salsa dancing, ice-cream socials, special yoga class, Valentine’s Day pre-party, and all the other exciting events.


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