2013 Conference Agenda

The event goal was to bring together individuals that have a shared interest in discovering and developing scientifically-based and impactful new products for improving dermatologic health. Three main areas were covered: PHOTOMEDICINENANOTECHNOLOGY and SKIN REGENERATION


NOVEMBER 19th, 2013

Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, East Brunswick, NJ



8:15 - 8:45 A.M.
Registration and Coffee
8:45 - 9:00 A.M.
Welcome - Dr. Chris Molloy, Rutgers Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Dean Joseph Barone, Rutgers School of Pharmacy,  Dr. Bozena "Bo" Michniak-Kohn, Director CDR, and Professor, Rutgers School of Pharmacy and Dr. William Ju, President, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, Inc.  
9:00 - 9:45 A.M.
Dr. R. Rox Anderson, M.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School & Director of Wellman Center for Photomedicine. "Optical Nanoparticles in Dermatology's Past, Present and Future".  
9:45 - 10:30 A.M.
Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, Ph.D., Regents Distinguished & University Distinguished Professor of Toxicology, Director Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State, Dept. of Anatomy & Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. "Is Skin a Barrier or Portal to Nanoparticle Exposure?"
10:30 - 11:15 A.M.
Dr. Adam Friedman, M.D., Director of Dermatological Research & Associate residency Program Director, Unified Division of Dermatology, Montefiore-Einstein College of Medicine, NYC. "Nanodermatology: The Utilization of Nanomaterials for the Diagnosis & Treatment of Skin Disease”  
11:15 - 12:30 P.M. 
Dr. Bozena “Bo” Michniak-Kohn, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutics & Director of Center for Dermal Research CDR, School of Pharmacy, Rutgers -The State University of New Jersey. “Novel Nanospheres that Deliver Actives to Skin Layers”. 

12:30-1:30 P.M.


1:30 - 2:05 P.M. 
Dr. Cathy Rasmussen, Ph.D., Scientist, Dept. Pathology & Dept. of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. “Clinical Evaluation of StrataGraft Tissue as an Alternate to Autografting Deep Partial-Thickness Burns”.
2:05 - 2:40 P.M.
Dr. Angela Christiano, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Dermatology, Dept. of Genetics & Development, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. “Insights into Drug Targets from GWAS Studies in Alopecia Areata”.
2:40 - 3:15 P.M.
Dr. Mark de Souza, Ph.D., Former President and CEO, Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc. “A Case Study in First-in Class Dermatology Drug Development”. 
3:15 - 3:50 P.M.
Dr. Miri Seiberg, Ph.D.Seiberg Consulting, NJ. “The Soy Story: Innovation in Skin Care Products”.
3:50 - 4:25 P.M.
Peter Nicholson, Head of Business Development Galderma Laboratories. "How Academia and Industry can Work Together to Address Unmet Needs"
4:25 - 4:35pm


4:35 - 5:10pm
PANEL DISCUSSION led by Dr. Neal Walker, M.D. CEO, Aclaris Therapeutics.  Panel members include:
Meeting Speakers and
Dr. John Doux, Analyst, Palo Alto Investors
Dr. Amy Pappert, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors