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IEC Symposium at the AAD – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego CA
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Category: IEC Events (for everyone)

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Please join the IEC for a special session on MICROBIOME at the American Academy of Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting. The event will be held in Grand Ballrooms 2/3/4 at the Marriot Marquis, San Diego Marina.


  • Amy Paller, Chicago, IL, US
  • Thomas Luger, Muenster, Germany


  • Role of the human microbiome in health and disease.
  • Interaction of the microbiome with the skin immune system.
  • Link between the microbiome and skin diseases.
  • Future developments in microbiome research providing new prophylactic and therapeutic tools.


8:00 – 8:20 am Welcome and Introductions Amy Paller, IEC President Chicago, IL USA Thomas Luger Muenster, Germany

8:20 – 8:45 am Overview of Staphylococcus and AD Alan Irvine Dublin, Ireland

8:45 – 8:57 am What is the human skin microbiome? Heidi Kong Bethesda, MD, USA

8:57 – 9:32 am Long-term consequences of early life microbiome interactions Patrick Seed Chicago, IL, USA

9:32 – 10:00 am Host-microbiome dialogue at the cutaneous interface Shruti Naik New York, NY, USA

10:00 – 10:20 am Break

10:20 – 10:45 am Immune tolerance to commensal skin bacteria: timing is everything Tiffany Scharschmidt San Francisco, CA USA

10:45 – 11:03 am Skin microbiome studies in eczematous dermatitis Heidi Kong Bethesda, MD, USA

11:03 – 11:30 am Skin bacterio-therapy: Can we cure atopic dermatitis with the microbiome? Richard Gallo San Diego, CA, USA

11:30 – 11:55 am Panel Discussion and Questions: All Speakers

11:55 am Closing Comments¬ Thomas Luger Muenster, Germany