Dr. Chrysalyne Schmults

Dr. Chrysalyne Schmults

Dr Schmults is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York University. She is Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. In 2008, Dr Schmults founded the BWH High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic. In 2012, she launched a unique two-year ACGME-accredited Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship program. Together with Dr. Ncoza Dlova and Dr. Vishal Patel, Dr. Schmults lead a four-year project to train dermatology residents and faculty in dermatologic surgery at Kwa-Zulu Natal University, Durban, South Africa. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgeons and the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery; and as President of the International Immunology and Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative.
Dr Jean Bolognia

Dr Jean Bolognia

Dr Bolognia is Professor of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine and is senior editor of the textbook Dermatology. She is currently Secretary-General of the International League of Dermatological Societies.
Dr John McFadden

Dr John McFadden

Dr John McFadden is a Consultant Dermatologist in the Department of Cutaneous Allergy at St John's Institute of Dermatology, London.  He is also a member of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group. He has an interest in the methodology of patch testing, hair dye and cosmetic allergy.  He has published over 300 papers and reports, mostly in the field of Contact Dermatitis.  As well as lecturing to MSc dermatology students he has also taught many overseas doctors in the art of patch testing.  He has written papers on the 'detective' methods used for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis.
Professor Kenji Kabashima

Professor Kenji Kabashima

Dr. Kabashima graduated from Kyoto University in 1996. He started research on bioactive lipid mediators at Kyoto University, which led to a PhD. Currently, he is a chair/professor at the Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, a principal investigator at the SRIS/SIgN, Singapore, and visiting consultant at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. His main interests include the mechanism of inflammatory skin diseases and 3D-visualization of the skin using two-photon microscopy. His hobbies are running and travelling.

Other Speakers

Richard L. Gallo

Richard L. Gallo

Irma Gigli Distinguished Professor; Chairman, Department of Dermatology; University of California, San Diego

Dr. Richard Gallo is a world-famous American physician-scientist whose research contributions have brought greater understanding of human immunology and skin diseases. He was trained in Dermatology at Harvard and is now Chairman of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. His groundbreaking research discovered the existence of antimicrobial peptides in mammalian skin and has revolutionized understanding the function of the skin microbiome in human health. These research breakthroughs have greatly advanced understanding of several human diseases including atopic dermatitis, rosacea and more recently, acne. He has received major awards from the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology, the European Societies of Investigative Dermatology as well as several other scientific organizations outside of the field of Dermatology. He has been elected as a fellow of multiple prestigious societies including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Microbiology, the American Association of Clinical Investigation and the American Dermatology Association. Dr. Gallo is one of the highest cited active investigators in Medicine, with over 30,000 citations of more than 350 publications in the many of the most prestigious journals including: Nature, Science, New England J. of Medicine, Immunity, Cell Host and Microbe and others.

Professor Harald Gollnick

Professor Harald Gollnick

Professor Harald Gollnick is the former Director and Head of Department Dermatology and Venereology at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in Germany. His clinical and laboratory research is dedicated to retinoids, psoriasis, borreliosis, hair, acne, photobiology, skin cancer, dermatopathology and medical devices technology.

Dr Gollnick is past president of the German Society Dermatology, the European Section and Board Union of European Medical Specialists and of the European Dermatology Forum. He serves as a permanent member of the Scientific Board for the Berlin Foundation of Dermatology and German Dermatology Society Board. Dr Gollnick has implemented the harmonised European curriculum for residents and is currently working on the harmonisation of the undergraduate training in DermVen for Europe (Erasmus program).

He has investigating pathophysiology, biochemistry, clinical efficacy and adverse event profile including research on serum lipids, in cell culture models and in psychosomatics for acne. Dr Gollnick has demonstrated the mechanisms of insulin and insulin growth factor excess on the expression of TLR 2 and 4 on sebocytes and stimulation of growth of sebocytes in addition to androgens. A link to the carbohydrate excess in diets and provocation or deterioration of acne could be also found. Recently, he became interested in microbiota transplantation as a new tool for topical acne treatment.