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6th Annual AARS Scientific Symposium

The AARS holds its Annual Scientific Symposium at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting. Our 6th Annual AARS Scientific Luncheon Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Oregon Convention Center in Oregon Ballroom 203 located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, Oregon.

Participation and lunch is complimentary, however space is limited, so we encourage you to register now to reserve your spot! An SID attendee badge must be provided to gain admittance.

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Symposium Agenda


Welcome and AARS Announcements
Diane Thiboutot, MD, AARS Past President, Hershey, PA, USA


Global Skin Disease Morbidity and Mortality: An Update from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, Chante Karimkhani Aksut, MD, University of Colorado, Department of Dermatology, Aurora, CO, USA


Inflammatory Gene Expression in Keratinocytes Is Regulated by HAC8 and HDAC9 and Is Modulated by Metabolites from the Microbiome, James Sanford, PhD, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA


Phenotype and Functions of Ribotype-Specific Th17 Cells Targeted Propionibacterium Acnes, George Agak, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA


SIG-1459 and SIG-1460: Novel Anti-Acne Phytyl-Cysteine Compounds, Edwardo Perez, PhD, Signum Biosciences, Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA


Rosacea Associated with Increased Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Absence of Systemic Antibiotics, Hester Gail Lim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


Increased CAMP and KLK5 Expression in Conjunctival Epithelium Associated with Ocular Rosacea Severity, Noori Kim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


Influence of Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides on Sebocyte Lipid Content and Inflammatory Mediators, Raja Sivamani, MD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA


Development of a Novel Self-Administered Screening Tool for Early Identification of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Virginia Moye, MD,MPH, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


iPledge Disproportionately Affects Women, Minorities, and Low-Income Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Alexandra Charrow, MD, MBE, Internal Medicine and Dermatology Resident, Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Acne Core Outcomes Research Network (ACORN) Reaches Consensus on Outcomes to Measure, Diane Thiboutot, MD, AARS Past President, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA


Closing Comments
Sewon Kang, MD, AARS Immediate Past President, Baltimore, MD, USA