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 was 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.

Below you can find photos and AARS presentations from the Annual Scientific Symposium at SID 2017.


Global Skin Disease Morbidity and Mortality: An Update from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Presenter: 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

Presenter: James Sanford, PhD, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA


Phenotype and Functions of Ribotype-Specific Th17 Cells Targeted Propionibacterium Acnes

Presenter: George Agak, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

SIG-1459 and SIG-1460: Novel Anti-Acne Phytyl-Cysteine Compounds

Presenter: Edwardo Perez, PhD, Signum Biosciences, Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA


Rosacea Associated with Increased Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Absence of Systemic Antibiotics

Presenter: 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

Presenter: Noori Kim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


Influence of Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides on Sebocyte Lipid Content and Inflammatory Mediators

Presenter: Raja Sivamani, MD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Development of a Novel Self-Administered Screening Tool for Early Identification of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Presenter: Virginia Moye, MD,MPH, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


iPledge Disproportionately Affects Women, Minorities, and Low-Income Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Presenter: 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

Presenter: Diane Thiboutot, MD, AARS Past President, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA