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S055 - Optimize Your Practice: Getting It Right and Loving Your Job!

Monday, March 4; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose skin diseases more effectively to improve patient outcomes
  • Utilize checklists to reduce errors in medicine
  • Recognize signs of physician burnout and identify options to reduce it.


As surveys suggest physician burnout is increasing among dermatologists, this symposium will utilize a variety of speakers to address optimization of practicing dermatology. This will include improving diagnostic accuracy, reducing errors, and enhancing patient outcomes and satisfaction. We will include speakers with experience in private practice and academic medicine with the added focus of addressing perspective, focus and coping strategies to reduce the "burnout" that is increasing among dermatologists. We will utilize lectures, but also a panel discussion to make this interactive with the participants to get ideas to take back to membership.


  • Bhatia, Ashish, MD: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. – A(H), C(H), SP(H); Alastin Skincare, Inc – A(H), C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Allergan, Inc – A(H), SP(H); Allergan, Inc. – C(H); BioMarck Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. – A(NC), B(H), SH(NC); Cutera, Inc. – A(H), C(H), SH(ST), SP(H); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – A(H), C(H); Derm Education Foundation – A(H), SP(H);, Inc. – B(NC), SH(NC); Elsevier Inc. – C(H); Endo Pharmaceuticals – A(H), C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Envy Medical, Inc. – B(Fees), SP(H); Evolus, Inc. – A(H), C(H), SP(H); GenZum Life Sciences – SH(NC); Medline Industries, Inc. – A(H), C(H), SP(H); Merz Aesthetics – A(H), C(H), SP(H); Ortho Dermatologics – A(H), C(H), SP(H); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – A(H), C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Sebacia, Inc. – A(H), C(Fees), SP(H); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – A(H), C(H); SimSkin – A(H), SH(NC); Solta Medical – A(H), C(H); Theravant Corporation – A(H), B(NC), SH(NC), SP(H); Zalea, LLC – A(H), C(H); ZO Skin Health, Inc. – C(H), SH(ST);
  • Brodell, Robert T., MD: Bracco – A(H); Corrona, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Practical Dermatology – O(H); Regeneron – A(H);
  • Cockerell, Clay J., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Helms, Stephen E., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kaffenberger, Jessica Amie, MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); AnaptysBio – I(Grants/Research Funding); Bristol-Myers Squibb – I(Grants/Research Funding); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Corrona, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding); Janssen Research & Development, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Novartis – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding); XBiotech – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Lucas, Jennifer, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Mostow, Eliot N., MD: Cook Biotech Inc. – C(Fees); Elsevier Inc. – Independent Contractor(S); Vivacare – A(OB);
Monday, March 4
9:00 AM
Dr. Mostow / Optimize your Practice: Getting it Right
9:10 AM
Dr. Cockerell / Strategies for Dealing with Burnout: Improve Yourself and Your Practice
9:30 AM
Dr. Mostow / Office Effectiveness: Pearls for Success
9:50 AM
Dr. Bhatia / Embracing curiosity: Nurturing research and innovation
10:10 AM
All faculty / Insight: Panel & Audience Brainstorming
10:30 AM
Dr. Kaffenberger / Happily surviving in academia
10:50 AM
Dr. Brodell / Incentivize Individuals to Excellence and Pride
11:10 AM
Dr. Helms / Know Thyself: Preventing Cognitive Errors in Dermatology
11:30 AM
Dr. Lucas / Mentoring: Being & Finding the Best Mentor(s)
11:45 AM
All faculty / Getting it Right & Loving your Job!
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 101
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Eliot N. Mostow, MD, FAAD
  • Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
  • Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jennifer Lucas, MD, FAAD
  • Jessica Amie Kaffenberger, MD, FAAD
  • Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Stephen E. Helms, MD, FAAD - Handout