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The 17th Annual South Beach Symposium concludes its annual, flagship event at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach

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Boca Raton, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 17th Annual South Beach Symposium concluded on Sunday, February 10th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel: marking almost two decades of the most comprehensive education surrounding the field of clinical & aesthetic dermatology. As part of the Tarsus Medical Group, SBS continues to serve as the benchmark for other educational conferences: under the direction of a Planning Committee comprised of world-renowned thought leaders, researchers, and clinicians in dermatology and plastic surgery. In delivering new innovations in therapeutic techniques, novel treatments, and approaches designed to improve patient care, SBS allows attendees to stay at the forefront of one of the most rapidly growing and expanding industries.

The four-day conference presented an agenda that helped clinicians remain clinically current in the most recently emerging hands-on protocols, technologies, procedures, and practice guidelines. Through the development of dynamic and interactive educational opportunities that reflected the most recent clinical research, the annual Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium explored pediatric dermatologic topics: initially developed 28 years ago by Lawrence A. Schachner, MD to foster an exchange of information between clinicians interested in pediatric dermatology. In working to provide enhanced, more personalized care for a specific pediatric population, the Specialty Session represented both the second largest and second longest running meeting in the United States specifically dedicated to a comprehensive examination of pediatric dermatology. Additional Specialty Sessions included Superficial Radiation Therapy and Practice Management; Superficial Radiation Therapy spotlighted non-invasive treatments for non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids: specifically evaluating the applications of SRT, while Practice Management highlighted essential strategies specific to running effective and successful clinical dermatology practices, coupled with marketing techniques to spur practice growth.

General Session lectures focused on a range of topics in both clinical & aesthetic dermatology, with lectures ranging from “Innovations in Clinical Therapeutics” and “Aesthetic Innovations” to symposiums on skin cancer, acne, atopic dermatitis, the spectrum of eczema, and psoriasis. Special guest Barbara McAneny, MD, president of the American Medical Association, delivered a keynote lecture titled “Treatment of Melanoma & Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: An Oncologist’s Perspective.” Moreover, with a specific concentration on live patient workshops, a series of sessions were dedicated to implementable and hands-on education. With several injectors and supplementary faculty commentators, attendees enjoyed a front-row seat to skilled patient demonstrations as panelists offered expert assessment reviews of evidence & research. To further the interactions between attendees and faculty members, Session Director and Planning Committee Member David J. Goldberg, MD, JD led an “Ask the Experts: Complications Roundtable Discussion:” extending a unique perspective of the economic, legal, and ethical issues of today’s health care & dermatology delivery systems through his legal background and expertise in health law.

Two newly developed specialty tracks debuted in 2019 at the South Beach Symposium, based on attendees’ specific requests, and both were highly successful and well-attended. The “Hair Restoration” track—spearheaded by Session Directors Glynis Ablon, MD & Matt Leavitt, DO—featured live demonstrations, an interactive panel discussion, and the latest updates in hair restoration and clinical treatments. Led by Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA, a renowned expert in Integrative Medicine and Anti-Aging, “Anti-Aging & the Dermatologist” included topics such as the applications of hormones in dermatology, the significance of the microbiome in dermatology, peptide therapies, integrative dermatology, IV therapies, Regenerative Medicine, & PRP.

In addition to the extensive agenda, the conference featured an expansive and completely-sold out Exhibit Hall, with supplementary networking opportunities placed throughout the conference. These events were engineered to bring together a community of clinicians: all of whom have a vested interest in remaining at the intersection of science and medicine. The Exhibit Hall allowed healthcare practitioners & professionals the opportunity to learn about the most recently developed products, devices, and offerings—which can be implemented and integrated into practice to enhance patient care.

Overall, the annual conference offered a uniquely exciting opportunity for hundreds of attendees to be at the forefront of the field: through extensive education specifically engineered to enhance patient care and practices, and socialization opportunities with healthcare practitioners and professionals. This year’s 17thAnnual South Beach Symposium not only provided an intense focus on attendee and faculty interaction, but also extended intimate access to the most reputable thought leaders in the industry—and an environment tailored to Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and nightly networking events. From complimentary lunches to an exclusive dinner with faculty presenters, the conference showed its most cutting-edge agenda and programming yet. As South Beach Symposium Planning Committee member Michael H. Gold, MD, FAAD stated: "What sets South Beach apart is the fact that the faculty is there to interact with attendees...we have opportunities for participants and faculty members to interact, ask questions, and learn from each other."

###About the South Beach Symposium:The South Beach Symposium, founded in 2002, is an annual 4-day conference that delivers clinical education surrounding the newest therapies, technologies, and practice guidelines for physicians and practitioners in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. The Symposium provides multiple educational tracks, all of which allow medical professionals from both clinical and aesthetic dermatology to participate in focused education through the tracks of their choosing. The conference delivers not only interactive & didactic presentations, but also live patient demonstrations with injectables and fillers. Sessions additionally include live demonstrations of currently utilized devices in aesthetics, which offers attendees real-time clinical education and insight into the newest techniques and procedures.

Sarenka Smith
South Beach Symposium

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