Pinnell Center Annual Research Symposium

7th Annual Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology Symposium

November 1, 2019 8-4:30, Searle Conference Center

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The Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology will hold its 7th annual symposium.  This year the focus is on autoimmunity and the skin. The symposium speakers are distinguished basic scientist, translational and clinical researchers, and clinicians all with a focus on autoimmunity as it applies to skin and skin diseases.  The purpose of the symposium is to provide attendees with state of the art updates on basic mechanisms of autoimmunity, advances in techniques for the study of autoimmune disease and the pathogenesis and treatment of autoimmune skin disease. Distinguished speakers from outside of Duke include  Dr. Victoria Werth from the University of Pennsylvania,  Dr. John Harris from the University of Massachusetts and Dr. Luis Diaz from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Duke University speakers include Dr. David Pisetsky, Dr. Megan Clowse, Dr. Anne Marano, Dr. Simon Gregory and Dr. Garnett Kelsoe. The symposium will provide attendees with an integrated view from bench to bedside of the latest advances in basic mechanisms of autoimmunity, the pathogenesis of autoimmune skin diseases, and the latest advances in clinical research focused on  autoimmune skin diseases.

  • increase understanding of autoimmunity in skin disease
  • discuss latest findings in skin autoimmunity
  • increase knowledge of translational treatment of autoimmune skin disorders

Physicians (including residents/fellows), medical students, researchers, and graduate students interested in autoimmunity and skin disease.


2019 Pinnell Syllabus

Available Credit

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this jointly accredited activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After the activity, you will receive an email from Duke notifying you of instructions for how to obtain your certificate.

Previous Symposium schedules are listed here.