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F092 - Invention and Entrepreneurialism in Dermatology: Stories of Success and Reality Check

Sunday, March 3; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Examine personal experiences of invention and entrepreneurialism in dermatology.
  • Discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of invention and entrepreneurialism as a practicing dermatologist.


The presenting dermatologist in this session will share their extensive entrepreneurial experiences with the audience, including the potential pitfalls and ethical considerations of a practicing physician pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.


  • Anderson, Richard Rox, MD: AVAVA, LLC – B(ST); Blossom Innovations, LLC – B(ST); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – C(SO); Massachusetts General Hospital – E(IP); MOE Medical Devices LLC – C(H); Seven Oaks – C(IP); Seventh Sense BioSystems – C(SO); Sofregen Medical, Inc. – C(SO);
  • Bernstein, Eric F., MD: Candela Corporation – A(Fees), A(SO); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Zeltiq Aesthetics – A(H);
  • Drill, Craig, MBA: Acure Acne – B(SO); AVAVA, LLC – B(NC); Soltego – B(NC);
  • Patel, Shaan, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Sunday, March 3
1:00 PM
Dr. Bernstein / Introduction
1:05 PM
Dr. Gansler / What’s UP/IP? Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
1:20 PM
Dr. Patel / Show me the money: Bootstrap, Angels, VC, PE
1:35 PM
Mr. Drill / How do I Exit? Get me outta here: Growth (I’m stayin), Strategic Partnership, Acquisition, I’m going Public
1:50 PM
Dr. Gansler, Mr. Drill, and Dr. Patel / Q and A
2:10 PM
Dr. Anderson / Translating Ideas to Inventions and impacting the world
2:25 PM
Dr. Bernstein / My top 5 business (and life) points as illustrated by cinema
2:40 PM
Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Gansler, Mr. Drill, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Patel / Q and A
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 154A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
    Practice Management
  • Craig Drill, MBA
  • Richard Rox Anderson, MD, FAAD
  • Shaan Patel, MD