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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 494-4857
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Symposium Director Emeriti

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Continuing Medical Education

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience
Dermatologists, pathologists, rheumatologists, immunologists, and other physicians treating complex skin disease; basic/translational/clinical researchers in these fields.

Learning Objectives
At the meeting's conclusion, participants will be able to (1) assess what GWAS reveal about complex skin disease; (2) apply information from GWAS to the biology of chromatin and gene regulatory networks; (3) examine transcriptomics associated with complex skin disease, including skin cancer; (4) compare the immunopathogenesis of alopecia areata, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and CLE; and (5) review the role of the microbiome in complex skin diseases and related disorders, such as psoriatic arthritis and food allergy.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (2 R13AR009431-54) from the National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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