May 2, 2023 – A special online supplement to the journal Pediatric Dermatology has been published featuring proceedings and abstracts from the 10th PeDRA Annual Conference, which took place November 3-5, 2022 in Bethesda, MD. Proceedings from a PeDRA Annual Conference have not been published since the inaugural 2012 PeDRA Annual Conference, while abstracts have never before been published.
The PeDRA Annual Conference is the flagship program of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA). Every fall, it brings together multidisciplinary scientists, patient stakeholders, industry partners, and others in support of PeDRA’s mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease.
The 2022 PeDRA Annual Conference welcomed 318 attendees under the theme of Reimagining Community through a hybrid, virtual and in-person format. The conference was chaired by Michele Ramien, MD from the University of Calgary with support from vice chair, Lisa Arkin, MD from the University of Wisconsin. The agenda featured best-selling authors David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA and Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH; the director of NIAMS, Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc; and the return of Melissa Marshall to lead the 7th Early Investigator Forum. Complementing its strong line-up of speakers, the conference also included the 2nd NextGen Research Forum, 2nd Dash for Discovery fun run/walk, 18 hours of collaborative breakout session time, three skill-building workshops, and 108 posters on display through two poster sessions.
Morgan Dykman, the current PeDRA Fellow, was the first author on the proceedings publication, while 90 of the 108 accepted abstracts appear in the online supplement. The online supplement can be accessed for free by PeDRA members through the member dashboard on the PeDRA website, or through any institute providing access to Pediatric Dermatology.
Explore the PeDRA website to learn more about the upcoming 11th PeDRA Annual Conference, taking place November 9-11 in Atlanta, GA as well as past PeDRA Annual Conferences. Early-bird registration and abstract submissions for the 11th PeDRA Annual Conference are expected to open at the end of May 2023.