2015 Dermatology Summit Program

The annual Dermatology Summit—taking place at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco on Sunday, January 11, 2015—will host a group of distinguished speakers and panelists, including business leaders from established and emerging companies in dermatology and from the financial community.

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology (AID) announced the following program:

  • State of the Industry: Eugene Bauer, MD, co-founder and CMO, Dermira
  • Keynote speaker: Humberto Antunes, president and CEO, Galderma
  • Entrepreneurial company showcase
  • Public/Private Opportunities in Innovation: Lynn Drake, MD
  • Investor panel: What Are Investors Looking For?
  • Keynote speaker: David Pyott, CBE and CEO, Allergan
  • Regulatory panel: Paths to FDA Approval
  • Fireside chat: Mary Fisher, president and CEO, Colorescience
  • Panel: Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Strategy

The entrepreneurial showcase will feature presentations and Q&A from Alexar Therapeutics, Cytrellis Biosystems, Delenex Therapeutics, Tigercat Pharma, Brickell Biotech, Celsus Therapeutics, Sienna Labs and Topokine Therapeutics.

Conference panelists will include: Frederick Beddingfield III, MD, PhD, FAAD, CMO of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals and UCLA Dermatology; Dan Dubin, MD, vice chairman of Leerink Partners and founder of MEDACorp; Peter Nicholson, MBA, senior director of corporate development at Galderma; David Saussy, PhD, senior director of business development and licensing at Stiefel, a GSK company; Thorsten Thormann, PhD, MSc, SVP of new product discovery at LEO Pharmaceuticals; and Scott Whitcup, MD, EVP of R&D and CSO of Allergan.

Premier sponsors for the conference are Galderma; Stiefel, a GSK company; Leerink Partners; and LEO Pharma. Major sponsors include Merz and Novan Therapeutics.

For more information, visit www.dermsummit.com.

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