Society for Investigative Dermatology to meet May 9-12 in Raleigh
By Eddy Ball
The Society for Investigative Dermatology (http://www.sidnet.org/) (SID) will hold its annual meeting at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center May 9-12, assembling a diverse group of some 1,500 M.D. and Ph.D. scientists from around the globe to present and exchange findings on dermatology and skin biology.
The meeting (http://www.sidnet.org/AnnualMeeting.aspx) is also a part of the society’s celebration of its 75th anniversary as a professional organization, founded in 1937 to advance and promote the sciences relevant to skin health and disease through education, advocacy, and scholarly exchange of scientific information. In addition to its professional development meetings (http://www.sidnet.org/otherprogramsandmeetings.aspx) and annual retreats (http://www.sidnet.org/EducationalPrograms.aspx) for dermatology residents and Ph.D. students, SID publishes the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
SID offers discounted early registrations (http://www.sidnet.org/registration.aspx) through March 16. The group will accept abstract submissions (http://www.sidnet.org/bstractsubmissionandpresentation.aspx) and applications for needs-based Kligman Travel Fellowship Awards (http://www.sidnet.org/travelfellowships.aspx) by residents, trainees, students, or junior faculty through Jan. 12.
The meeting will feature five named and four state-of-the-art plenary lectures on topics ranging from stem cell regulation and genomic tracking of microbial pathogens to next gen sequencing and immune system regulation, along with a full schedule of concurrent minisymposia.