2022 DF Clinical Symposia

Advances in Dermatology

February 2-5, 2022

The 2022 DF Clinical Symposium (CS) is the national medical education event that attracts dermatologists, residents, and non-physician clinicians seeking a serious, in-depth educational experience. Now in its 19th year, this peer-reviewed continuing medical education program delivers cutting-edge talks from today’s specialty experts on every aspect of dermatology.

“A big thank you for all the efforts and protocols to ensure attendee safety. This was my first in-person meeting since the DFCS in 2020 and I would not have felt comfortable without the protocols in place.”

Held from February 2-5 in Naples, Florida, participation was high despite the current pandemic. Meeting-specific procedures were in place to ensure participants’ and speakers’ health and safety.

Mark Denis P. Davis, MD delivered the keynote “The Curious Syndrome of Erythromelalgia: Red Hot Legs and Nerves on Fire”, in which he provided insights into the management of this chronic syndrome.

Concurrent breakout sessions covering topics as diverse as “Pediatric Morphea (Yvonne E. Chiu, MD), “HIV Dermatology” (Esther E. Freeman, MD, PhD), and “Lessons from Tumor Board”  (Kishwer S. Nehal, MD). An additional 4 mini-symposia—“The Skin and Beyond”, “Pearls”, “Case-Based Dermatology”, “News of the World”, as well as Therapeutic Updates, gave CS attendees much to choose from to advance their knowledge of dermatology.

“I attend because of the speaker lineup, quality of presentations, and being able to show up and know... I will have a well-rounded educational update”

“This is by far the best (and on a consistent basis) dermatology meeting. The speakers are excellent as is the venue”

There was so much to choose from at this year's event you may have had to skip some sessions. Not to worry. In the coming weeks, we'll be posting summaries of the 2022 plenary sessions on a regular basis.

Watch this space!

Program Co-Chairs


Yvonne E. Chiu, MD

DF Board of Directors Member and Program Co-Chair

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

Medical College of Wisconsin


Janet A. Fairley, MD

Dermatology Foundation President and Program Co-Chair

Chair, John S. Strauss Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology University of Iowa



Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD

Program Co-Chair

President-Elect, American Medical Association

Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology

UCSF School of Medicine