2nd Annual Practical Symposium | 2015

June 9, 2015


Second Annual Practical Symposium to Focus on Clinicopathologic Correlation to Provide Better Care to Patients.


VAIL, CO June 9 / PR / -- The second annual Practical Symposium: Sharpen Your Dermatology, Clinicopathologic and Business Skills, founded by Clay J. Cockerell M.D., will be held June 18-21, 2015 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail, Colorado. This groundbreaking conference is focused on uniting dermatologists, dermatopathologists and industry in order to provide better care to patients with accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and other skin related disorders. The agenda includes dermatologic case discussions, histological slide review, and a lecture on financial literacy and entrepreneurship in healthcare by the Jack Welch Management Institute. The attendees will include dermatologists, Mohs surgeons, dermatopathologists, pathologists, physician extenders, dermatology and pathology residents and dermatopathology fellows from around the US.


The Practical Symposium is different from other dermatology conferences as it is not focused on educational aspects of dermatopathology alone but it emphasizes the integration of clinical dermatology, dermatopathology and industry by exploring in depth how these complement each other.  “It became a vision of mine to develop a new conference that would be distinct from any that are offered currently.  Our conference is dedicated to the integration of clinical dermatology, dermatopathology and industry which has never been done before,” said Clay J. Cockerell M.D., founder of The Practical Symposium and Cockerell Dermatopathology who is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist practicing in Dallas, Texas.


This will be the second year the Practical Symposium has been conducted after a successful turnout of over one hundred dermatology and dermatopathology professionals in 2014.  Attendance is expected to be even higher this year due to the addition of new lecture topics including a presentation by The Jack Welch Management Institute on leadership and entrepreneurship for physicians as well as a comprehensive slide review with histopathological discussion geared towards residents and others who are preparing for examinations.  Other new components to the meeting this year will include a lecture on physician health and well-being entitled “Lessons for Physicians from the Tao Te Ching” among others.  “All individuals attending the meeting, including industry partners, are welcome to attend all sessions,” noted Dr. Cockerell.


With emphasis placed on clinicopathologic correlation, the overall goal of The Practical Symposium is to show how these three important elements of dermatology can work together to help providers establish accurate diagnoses and plan optimal treatment for their patients as well as guide new research, drug and device product development within the field of dermatology. The conference will provide a rich educational experience with the interaction between skin care professionals and dermatopathologists explored in a number of different sessions throughout the symposium.


Supporting industry partners include: Galderma, Genentech, Sakura, Myriad Genetics, Sensus Healthcare, Smith & Nephew, Abbvie, Agillaire, Amgen, Anacor, Dusa, Ferndale Healthcare, Novartis, RTSPC Pinnacle, T.A. Sciences, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and WinSurge.
Exhibitors include:  Actelion, American Cutaneous Oncology Society, Castle Biosciences, TopMD (CLn bodywash), The Jack Welch Management Institute, Orion Healthcorp, MELA Sciences, Silicone Arts Laboratories, Xoft, Xpress Laboratories, StatLab and Medical Equipment Source.   


Upcoming Meetings and Information

Save the Date:  August 11-14, 2016
Full details on the event are available at www.practicalsymposium.com

For additional information, please contact Bronwen Beudoin
Ph: 781-793-0088 x 106 Email: bbeaudoin@mdmeetingdesigns.com  


For more information email: info@practicalsymposium.com


About Clay J. Cockerell M.D.


Dr. Clay J. Cockerell is a world-renowned specialist in the care and diagnosis of skin conditions. An internationally recognized pioneer in his field and a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, licensed in 23 states, Dr. Cockerell has been practicing medicine since 1986. He currently serves as Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director of the Division of Dermatopathology, in addition to managing his own practice, Cockerell Dermatopathology, PA based in Dallas, Texas.

A tireless advocate and trailblazer in the study and treatment of skin diseases, Dr. Cockerell is an inventor and developer of a patented revolutionary body wash that provides all-day skin protection from UV light. He is also co-owner of TopMD skin care and has been involved in the development of a commercial body wash, CLn bodywash. He is active in a number of highly regarded medical groups and is the Past-President of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Texas Dermatological Society among others.

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