While there are many meetings in podiatry, the inaugural Advance by Podiatry Today conference, taking place Oct. 13–15 in Chicago, offers a number of practical and provocative sessions on podiatric dermatology.
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, an Associate Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, will be giving two lectures. In his lecture, “Acral Melanoma — A Serious Concern for Patients and the DPM,” Dr. Markinson will discuss emerging insights about the prognosis of acral melanoma in the foot and keys to diagnosis. In another session, “Dry Skin is Everything it’s Cracked Up to Be!,” Dr. Markinson will review complications that arise from dry skin and various derm conditions in which dry skin is a factor.
Taking on a relatively fresh angle on the topic of fungal infection, Raza Aly, PhD, MPH, will present “Fungal Resistance, Biofilm and Its Impact In the Management of Nail Infection.” A Professor Emeritus in Dermatology and Microbiology-Immunology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Aly emphasizes definitive diagnosis of nail infections to help ensure effective treatment plans.
“Dermoscopy of the Toenails” will be the center of a discussion by Antonella Tosti, MD, a Frederic Brandt Professor Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Tosti, a worldwide authority on nail disorders, will discuss how the innovation of dermoscopy can help differentiate between various nail disorders of inflammatory, traumatic, infectious and neoplastic etiologies.
In his lecture, “Plastic Surgery Techniques for Biopsies and Scars,” Stephen A. Mariash, DPM, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, will discuss key indications for biopsies and review the various biopsy techniques.
I am also pleased to be giving two lectures at the Advance by Podiatry Today conference. In the session, “Who Will Send You Patients? A Survey of Health Professionals’ Perceptions of Onychomycosis,” I will present recent findings on non-DPM referrals of patients with onychomycosis that emerged from a survey done at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. In another talk, “Dermatological Topicals that You Can Use on Monday,” I will discuss new topical medications as well as emerging indications for older topical modalities in treating derm conditions we commonly see in the office.
I hope you’ll join us for these sessions and many more at the new Advance by Podiatry Today conference in Chicago next month. For more info, visit www.podiatrytoday.com/advance