Schedule and faculty



7 a.m.   


7:30 a.m.


7:35 a.m.

What you Need to Know about Work​ing at an Academic Medical Center

8:00 a.m.

What yo​u Need to Know about Working in Private Practice

8:30 a.m.

Employment Contracts: How to Read Them and What to Look For 

9:00 a.m.

Tips for Studying for the Boards

9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m. 

Introduction to Coding

10:15 a.m.

Financial Mistakes that Young Derma​tologists Make

10:45 a.m.

So You are Looking for a Job: Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Future Employer

11:15 a.m

Young Dermatologists Panel: A Few of Our Favorite Things

11:45 a.m

Practical Resources You Can Use as You Start Your Career

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Power Hour Panel: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started

2:00 p.m.

Answers from the Experts: The Real Deal on Pay, People, and Prospective Employment 

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m. 

EOB: What it is, and How to Read One

3:00 p.m.

Case-based learning: Surgical Coding

3:30 p.m.

Case-based learning: Medical Coding

4:00 p.m.

Financial and Philosophical Aspects of Adding Cosmetics to your Practice

4:30 p.m. 

How to Think about Overhead and Run a Tight Ship

5:00 p.m. 

Adjourn for reception

Schedules and faculty are subject to change; the Academy strives to provide the best-quality educational experience.

Featured faculty

Course directors
Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD
Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY

Invited Faculty
Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology and Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Tina S. Alster, MD, FAAD
Clinical Professor 
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD
Vice Chair of Clinic Research (Dermatology)
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Robert M. Bacigalupi, MD, FAAD
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Christian L. Baum, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD
Director, Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology
New York, NY
Mona A Gohara, MD, FAAD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Yale School of Medicine
Danbury, CT

Allison Hanlon, MD, FAAD
Nashville Skin and Cancer
Nashville, TN

Brooke A. Jackson, MD, FAAD
Associate Professor Dermatology
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Laura Kruter, MD
SkinCare Physicians
Chestnut Hill, MA

Mollie A. MacCormack, MD, FAAD
Clinical Instructor
Harvard Medical School 
Burlington, MA

Gary D. Monheit, MD, FAAD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Rajiv Nijhawan, MD
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Seth J. Orlow, MD, FAAD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Marina Peredo, MD, FAAD 
Associate Clinical Professor
Mount Sinai Hospital of New York
Smithtown, NY

Susan Poelman MD, FAAD
Clinical Lecturer
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY

Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD 
SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill, MA

Julie E. Russak, MD, FAAD
Russak Dermatology Clinic
New York, NY

Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY

Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD    
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA

Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD
Affiliate Clinical Professor of Dermatology 
University of South Flordia
Tampa, FL

Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)

It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in an educational activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest(s) that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child).  “Relevant financial relationships”[1] include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest[2]. Typically, such relationships would be with companies that sell health care products or services that are consumed by or used in the treatment of patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in CME-certified educational activities by individuals with a relevant financial relationship with commercial interest(s), but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether or not said relationship(s) influenced the content of the educational activity.

Planner and faculty disclosure information is located within the syllabus distributed at the course. Faculty have been asked to also make a verbal disclosure at the start of their presentations supplemented by a disclosure slide to verify the accuracy of the disclosure information printed in the syllabus and ensure their disclosure information is shared with the learners PRIOR to the presentation taking place.

Resolution of conflicts of interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

[1] Relevant Financial Relationships: The ACCME defines ‟relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Source:

[2] Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in “conflict‟ with the interests of the public. Source: