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4th Annual AARS Scientific Symposium

Every year the AARS holds a Scientific Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). During the symposium, past AARS clinical research grant recipients present their findings and current AARS members convene from across the world highlight their work.

The 4th Annual AARS Scientific Symposium took place on May 7, 2015 from 12:00pm - 1:45pm during the 2015 Society for Investigative Dermatology 74th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Past AARS clinical research grant recipients presented their findings and current AARS members convened from across the world highlight their work. Below you can find the AARS presentations at SID 2015.


Welcome and Red Hot 2015 Updates from AARS

Presenter: Diane Thiboutot, AARS Past-President, Penn State University, Hershey, PA, USA


Acne Vaccines Targeting Secretory CAMP Factor of Propionibacterium Acnes

Presenter: Chun-Ming Eric Huang, Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Mentor: Richard Gallo


Improving Pediatric Acne Management: A Prospective Multicenter Study of Case-Based Guideline Education

Presenter: Lawrence Eichenfield, Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA; Pediatric Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA


A Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Monitoring During Treatment with Isotretinoin

Presenter: Joslyn Kirby, College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
Mentor: Diane Thiboutot


Pentobra: A Novel Antimicrobial Compound with Lytic Activity Against Propionibacterium Acnes

Presenter: Stephanie Kao, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mentor: Jenny Kim


Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles Effectively Prevent P. Acnes-Induced Inflammation by Both Clearing the Organism and Inhibiting Microbial Stimulation of the Innate Immune Response

Presenter: Gabrielle Wei, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA;
Mentor: Jenny Kim


Skin Microbiome Characterizations are Biased by Sequencing Approach and Closing Comments

"Skin Microbiome Characterizations" Presenter: Jacquelyn Meisel, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mentor: Elizabeth Grice

"Closing Comments" Presenter: Lorraine Rosamilia, AARS Education Committee, Geisinger Health System Department of Dermatology, State College, PA, USA