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                       2012 SID Annual Meeting &
                       75th Anniversary Celebration

                                             May 9 - 12, 2012
                                  Raleigh Convention Center
                                     Raleigh, North Carolina
                                        ABoUt US
                                        The Society for Investigative Dermatology was born out of a vision to serve a segment
                                        of science previously unrepresented by the medical societies of the United States:
                                        investigative dermatology. The founders saw a need for an organization with a devotion
BoARD of DIReCtoRS                      to cutaneous investigation, rather than clinical work, and to promote investigative
                                        dermatology to a fully respected position among the medical specialties. In tandem with
Officers                                the establishment of the society, they sought to develop a new scientific journal that
Kim Yancey, MD                          would act as a singular resource for investigative work in cutaneous biology. Previously,
Robert Modlin, MD                       this research had been scattered among the non-dermatology journals and had largely
Thomas Kupper, MD                       been completed outside the specialty of investigative dermatology. This vision was realized
Rivkah Isseroff, MD                     when the SID was founded, bylaws were adopted and a board of nine directors was
Kathleen Green, PhD                     appointed on June 10, 1937 at the Hotel Dennis in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Journal of
Russell P. Hall, MD                     Investigative Dermatology (JID) was launched, with Marion B. Sulzberger as its first editor,
Alice Pentland, MD                      and the first Annual Meeting was held in April 1938 in New York City.

Lisa Beck, MD                           CoMMIttee oN SCIeNtIfIC PRoGRAMS
Richard Eckert, PhD                     David Margolis, MD/PhD, Co-Chair                     My Mahoney, MD
Janet Fairley, MD                       Anthony Oro, MD/PhD, Co-Chair                        Sarah Millar, PhD
Richard Gallo, MD/PhD                   Jack Arbiser, MD/PhD                                 Julia Segre, PhD
Alexa Kimball, MD/MPH                   Mitchell Denning, PhD                                Kim Yancey, MD (ex officio)
Andrew Kowalczyk, PhD                   Anthony Gaspari, MD                                  Alice Pentland, MD (ex officio)
Brian Nickoloff, MD/PhD                 Tom Hornyak, MD/PhD                                  Russell P. Hall, MD (ex officio)
M. Joyce Rico, MD/MBA                   Sam Hwang, MD/PhD
Mark Udey, MD/PhD
Martin Weinstock, MD/PhD
Jodi Johnson, PhD                       SID ADMINIStRAtIVe CoNtACtS
Nada Elbuluk, MD                        Meeting Information                                  Commercial Opportunities
                                        Carolyn Slade                                        Rebecca Minnillo, DM/MPA
JID Editor                              Director, Meetings & Educational Programs            Executive Director,
Paul Bergstresser, MD                   (216) 579-9300 ext. 304                              Chief Program & Development Officer
                                                                                             (216) 579-9300 ext. 305
Senior Medical and Scientific Advisor   Jim Rumsey
Lowell Goldsmith, MD                    Executive Director,
                                        Chief Operating Officer
SID Executive Directors                 (216) 579-9300 ext. 302
Jim Rumsey
Rebecca Minnillo, DM/MPA

SID Director, Meetings &
Educational Programs
Carolyn Slade
  Join Us in Raleigh, noRth CaRolina!

The Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) is pleased to present the 2012 Annual Meeting at
the Raleigh Convention Center, located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Opened in September                     Get CoNNeCteD,
of 2008, the Raleigh Convention Center offers state-of-the-art meeting space, close proximity to                    StAY CoNNeCteD!
over 1,000 hotel rooms, free Wi-Fi capability in parts of the center, and is LEED Silver Certified by
the US Green Building Council. Visit the Convention Center’s website for additional details about                   The SID invites you to
the facility at
                                                                                                                    find us on Facebook or
See page 8 for hotel contact information as well as information on the City of Raleigh. We hope that                follow us on Twitter (@
you will join us in Raleigh to learn about leading research in dermatology, celebrate the SID’s 75th
anniversary, and to experience all the best of the greater Raleigh and Research Triangle area!                      SocInvestDerm). Be

                                                                                                                    reminded of important
                                                                                                                    Annual Meeting deadlines
                                                         The year 2012 is a milestone for the SID. It will mark
                                                                                                                    and programming
                                                         the 75th Anniversary of the Society. Since 1937, the SID
                                                         has been at the forefront of groundbreaking scientific     updates!
                                                         research, from humble beginnings of a scientific
                                                         meeting to publishing the premier dermatology journal.
                                                         Our membership has grown in size and diversity during
                                                         the past eight decades, and we are planning a special
                                                         celebration to highlight the accomplishments of our
                                                         community for its 75th Anniversary.

Our 75th anniversary is an exciting opportunity to showcase past contributions and highlight our
current and emerging innovative research in skin health and disease. The designated theme is
Foundations for Future Discovery, which celebrates our past and present, while looking to the
horizon of discovery. The year-long celebration will enhance public awareness of our fascinating
history, people, and educational programs; emphasize key stakeholders; show appreciation to
volunteers; and strengthen our partnerships with affiliate organizations.

You can look forward to special audio, visual and 3D presentations that will be available during the
annual meeting. There will also be archival material posted on the SID website. More information is
coming soon.

  Photos of Raleigh courtesy of GRCVB/

                                                                    SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 1
Special Lectures                         PReliMinaRy PRogRaM (s                             UbJeCt to   Change)

(See page 4 for speaker profiles)

Albert M. Kligman/Phillip Frost
                                          tUesday, May 8, 2012
Leadership Lecture                        Resident Retreat for Future Academicians                                           6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Keeping an eye on cutaneous biology       Post-Doctoral Retreat*                                                             6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robert Lavker, PhD, Northwestern
University, Chicago, Illinois

Eugene M. Farber Lecture                  Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Genomics meets the immune                 Resident Retreat for Future Academicians                                           7:00 am - 12:00 pm
system: An integrated systems             Post-Doctoral Retreat*                                                             7:00 am - 12:00 pm
perspective on psoriasis
                                          SID Board of Directors Meeting                                                       7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frank Nestle, MD, King’s College
London, London, United Kingdom            Registration                                                                         8:00 am - 6:30 pm
                                          Atopic Dermatitis Conference                                                       12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Naomi M. Kanof Lecture                    Irvin H. Blank Forum                                                                 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The neurofibroma story: A role for
                                          Kligman/Frost Leadership Lecture                                                     5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
mast cells in tumor potentiation and
clinical implications                     State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 1                                                   5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Luis Parada, PhD, University of Texas,    State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 2                                                   6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Southwestern, Dallas, Texas               Welcome Reception                                                                    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Herman Beerman Lecture
Why don’t we get more
cancer? A proposed role of the            thURsday, May 10, 2012
microenvironment in restraining           Registration                                                                         7:30 am - 4:00 pm
cancer progression
                                          Plenary Session I                                                                    8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, Berkeley,            Eugene M. Farber Lecture                                                             9:00 am - 9:30 am
California                                Naomi M. Kanof Lecture                                                              9:30 am - 10:00 am
                                          American Skin Association Achievement Award                                       10:00 am - 10:10 am
William Montagna Lecture
                                          David Martin Carter Mentor Award                                                  10:10 am - 10:15 am
Genome regulation by long
noncoding RNAs                            Clinical Scholars Plenary Session                                                 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Howard Chang, MD/PhD, Stanford            Poster Session I/Technical Exhibits Open                                          10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University, Palo Alto, California         Young Investigator and Trainee Symposium                                           10:00 am - 1:00 pm
                                          Merkel Cell Carcinoma Symposium                                                    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Julius Stone Lecture
                                          Concurrent Minisymposia                                                              2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The hyper IgE syndromes
Rebecca Buckley, MD, Duke                            Photobiology
University, Durham, North Carolina                   Auto-immunity and Inflammation
                                                     Cell Adhesion/Matrix Biology
                                                     Epidemiology/Health Services Research
                                                     Hair and Cutaneous Development
                                          Social Event                                                                       6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

                                            *    The SID is pleased to present the Post-Doctoral Retreat, new for 2012! This inaugural program
                                                 carries specific nomination criteria and deadlines for post-docs interested in participating. Visit
                                        for information on submitting a nomination!

                                                SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 2
  PReliMinaRy PRogRaM (s                 UbJeCt to   Change)                        State-of-the-Art
FRiday, May 11, 2012                                                                (See page 5 for speaker profiles)

Registration                                                    7:30 am - 4:00 pm
                                                                                    State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 1
Business Meeting for Members                                    7:45 am - 8:30 am
                                                                                    Stem cell regulation by stem cells in
Plenary Session II                                              8:30 am - 9:30 am   hair follicles
Stephen Rothman Award                                           9:30 am - 9:40 am   Emi Nishimura, MD/PhD, Tokyo
Herman Beerman Lecture                                         9:40 am - 10:10 am   Medical and Dental University,
State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 3                            10:15 am - 10:45 am   Tokyo, Japan
State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 4                            10:45 am - 11:15 am
                                                                                    State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 2
Poster Session II/Technical Exhibits Open                      11:15 am - 1:15 pm
                                                                                    Opportunities for discovery utilizing
Clinical Scholars Program                                      11:30 am - 1:30 pm
                                                                                    next generation sequencing
Genomic Technology Workshop                                    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm   technology
Concurrent Minisymposia                                         2:00 pm - 5:30 pm   Keith Choate, MD/PhD, Yale
          Immunology II: Innate Immunity and Microbiology                           University, New Haven, Connecticut
          Human Clinical Research and Therapeutics
          Epidermal Structure and Function                                          State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 3
                                                                                    Cytoskeletal organization and
          Carcinogenesis, Growth Factors, and Cancer Genetics
                                                                                    function in the epidermis
Trainee Dinner Session                                          7:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Terry Lechler, PhD, Duke University,
                                                                                    Durham, North Carolina

                                                                                    State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 4
satURday, May 12, 2012                                                              Genomic tracking of microbial
SID Board of Directors Meeting                                 7:00 am - 8:00 am    pathogens
Registration                                                 7:30 am - 12:00 pm     Julie Segre, PhD, National Human
Plenary Session III                                            8:00 am - 9:00 am    Genome Research Institute,
William Montagna Lecture                                       9:00 am - 9:30 am    Bethesda, Maryland
Julius Stone Lecture                                         9:30 am - 10:00 am
Clinical Scholars Program                                   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Poster Session III/Technical Exhibits Open                  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Minisymposia                                      12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
          Pigmentation and Melanoma
          Genetic Disease, Gene Regulation and Gene Therapy
          Tissue Regeneration, Stem Cells and Wound Healing
          Immunology I: Adaptive Immunity

                                                     SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 3
sPeCial leCtUReRs

            Albert M. Kligman / Phillip Frost            Dr. Lavker’s laboratory focuses on investigations of processes of
            Leadership Lecture                           proliferation and differentiation in keratinizing tissues. His lab has
                                                         successfully employed laser capture microdissection to isolate pure
            Keeping an eye on cutaneous biology          populations of limbal epithelial basal cells (enriched in stem cells)
            Robert Lavker, PhD                           and corneal epithelial basal cells (enriched in stem cell progeny). Dr.
            Northwestern University                      Lavker’s lab has also begun to characterize microRNAs (miRNAs)
            Chicago, Illinois                            found in the stem cells of the epidermis and corneal epithelium
                                                         and to understand how miRNAs regulate stem cell proliferation and

            Eugene M. Farber Lecture                     Professor Frank O. Nestle holds the Mary Dunhill Chair of Cutaneous
                                                         Medicine and Immunotherapy at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology,
            Genomics meets the immune system:
                                                         King’s College London. His main research interests include the
            An integrated systems perspective on
                                                         pathogenesis and immunotherapy of psoriasis, and the role and
                                                         therapeutic modulation of dendritic cells in inflammatory and
            Frank Nestle, MD
                                                         neoplastic skin disease.
            King’s College London
            London, United Kingdom

            Naomi M. Kanof Lecture                       Dr. Parada’s research interest lies in the elucidation of intracellular
                                                         regulatory pathways that control the complex process of vertebrate
            The neurofibroma story: A role for mast      development. Central efforts have focused on the functions of the Trk
            cells in tumor potentiation and clinical     gene family and the modeling of human disease including autism, brain
            implications                                 cancer, and Von Recklinghausen’s Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1).
            Luis Parada, PhD
            University of Texas, Southwestern
            Dallas, Texas

            Herman Beerman Lecture                       Dr. Bissell has been recognized for her lifetime contributions to the
                                                         fields of breast cancer research, the enhanced role of extracellular
            Why don’t we get more cancer? A              matrix (ECM) and the nucleus environment to gene expression in
            proposed role of the microenvironment in     normal and malignant tissues. One of the first to propose and elucidate
            restraining cancer progression               the important signaling role of the extracellular-matrix (ECM), she
            Mina Bissell, PhD                            recognized the crucial role of the microenvironment surrounding each
            Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory        tissue and organ and of the three-dimensional (3D) tissue structure in
            Berkeley, California                         differentiation and cancer as factors that determined tissue-specificity.

            William Montagna Lecture                     Dr. Chang’s research is focused on how the activities of hundreds or
                                                         even thousands of genes (gene parties) are coordinated to achieve
            Genome regulation by long noncoding          biological meaning. He and his team have pioneered methods to
            RNAs                                         predict, dissect, and control large-scale gene regulatory programs;
            Howard Chang, MD/PhD                         these methods have provided insights into human development,
            Stanford University                          cancer, and aging. A particular interest is how cells know and
            Palo Alto, California                        remember their locations in the body, particularly with the help of long
                                                         noncoding RNAs.

                                           SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 4
sPeCial leCtUReRs (ContinUed)

           Julius Stone Lecture                           The overall emphasis of Dr. Buckley’s research is in human T,B and
                                                          NK cell development and in aberrations in their development and
           The hyper IgE syndromes                        regulation. Research examines the cellular and molecular bases
           Rebecca Buckley, MD                            of genetically-determined human immunodeficiency diseases;
           Duke University                                the use of bone marrow stem cells to cure genetically-determined
           Durham, North Carolina                         immunodeficiency diseases; and the use of human SCID bone marrow
                                                          stem cell chimeras to study human thymic education, T and B cell
                                                          ontogeny, tolerance induction and MHC restriction mechanisms.

state-oF-the-aRt leCtUReRs

           State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 1              Dr. Nishimura’s research focuses on the mechanisms of tissue
           Stem cell regulation by stem cells in           homeostasis driven by stem cell systems and understanding
           hair follicles                                  physiological or pathological conditions resulting from stem-
           Emi Nishimura, MD/PhD                           cell system defect. Her research recently demonstrated that the
           Tokyo Medical and Dental University             incomplete maintenance of melanocyte stem cells causes hair
           Tokyo, Japan                                    graying, and her research is now trying to elucidatethe mechanisms
                                                           of cancer development and resistance to cancer treatments by
                                                           focusing on “cancer stem cells.”

           State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 2              Dr. Choate’s research focuses on identification of genes responsible
           Opportunities for discovery utilizing           for genodermatoses utilizing microarray based genotyping platforms
           next generation sequencing technology           and next-generation sequencing and therapies for patients with
           Keith Choate, MD/PhD                            disorders of keratinization. In his research, Dr. Choate uses cutting-
           Yale University                                 edge whole-genome DNA sequencing technologies to identify
           New Haven, Connecticut                          mutations causing genetic skin diseases, and his group studies the
                                                           function of identified genes in normal and disease states.

           State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 3              Dr. Lechler studies the morphogenesis of epithelia, focusing on two
           Cytoskeletal organization and function          highly proliferative tissues, the skin and the intestine. Both of these
           in the epidermis                                tissues turn over rapidly throughout adulthood, contain stem cells
           Terry Lechler, PhD                              that contribute to tissue homeostasis and both are common sites
           Duke University                                 for cancer development. His research seeks to understand how both
           Durham, North Carolina                          cell shape and three-dimensional organization of cells is achieved to
                                                           meet the diverse functions of these tissues.

           State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture 4              Dr. Segre’s research has historically focused on how the epidermis
           Genomic tracking of microbial                   creates a barrier at the interface of the body and the environment.
           pathogens                                       Recently, Dr. Segre shifted her research focus to identifying the
           Julie Segre, PhD                                microbes that inhabit the skin. As the largest organ of the human
           National Human Genome Research                  body, skin serves as a critical barrier to invasion by microbes, while at
           Institute                                       the same time providing a major home to them. Using contemporary
           Bethesda, Maryland                              genomic methodologies, she is focusing on the role that these
                                                           microbes may play in human health and disease.

                                           SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 5
  abstRaCt sUbMission inFoRMation                                            notes aboUt 2012 abstRaCts

                                                                         •    Unless indicated by initiating an opt-out, all abstract
                                                                              submissions to the 2012 Meeting will be considered for Oral

                                                                         •    Submitters must choose both a primary category for their
                                                                              abstract, as well as a secondary category. Doing so will help
                                                                              the Scientific Program Committee have the flexibility (if
                                                                              needed) to put together the best possible meeting program.

                                                                         •    For the second consecutive year, the SID will have an
                                                                              electronic poster viewing system available as a companion
                                                                              piece to physical posters. Updates will be posted as they
                                                                              become available on the SID website.
Online submission of abstracts opened on October 18, 2011 at

Rules and Regulations
Only one paper or poster may be read or presented by the same
author at the Meeting, although a presenter may be a co-author of
any number of papers. The material must not have been published
prior to submission of the abstract or presented at any national
meeting prior to the date of presentation at the SID Annual
Meeting. Simultaneous submission of the same abstract to other
meetings is prohibited.

Publication of Abstracts
All abstracts will be published on the Abstract Central website on
or around April 15, 2012 and in the May 2012 issue of the Journal
of Investigative Dermatology (JID), scheduled for print publication
by April 15, 2012.

Abstracts will also be available via JID advance online publication
in mid-March. Abstract acceptance letters will be sent via email in
mid-February. Meeting Programs will be available online in early
April 2012 as well as on-site at the meeting.

Abstract Fee and Author Information
The publication/processing fee is $50 US and must be paid via the
internet at the time of submission.

The SID Committee on Scientific Programs reviews all abstracts
without knowing the identity of authors. All abstracts, including
those selected for oral presentation, must be presented as posters.
Further information regarding submission of abstracts can
be found on the online submission website http://sid2012.

                                                        SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 6
  netWoRking & soCial events                                                  RegistRation inFoRMation
                                                                           Registration Fees
The Annual Meeting will feature networking and social events that
give attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues. Enjoy
                                                                                                                             On or Before   After
the following events, and make new professional connections.               Category                                          3/16/12        3/16/12
                                                                           SID Member                                        $525           $575
Welcome Reception                                                          Non-Member                                        $800           $850
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, there will               Resident/Post-Doc Fellow                          $300           $350
be a Welcome Reception to kick off the Meeting. All attendees              Student (Pre-MD/PhD)                              $150           $150
                                                                           Companion                                         $150           $150
are invited, free of charge, to gather for drinks and hors d’oeuvres
                                                                           Trainee Dinner                                    $50            $50
and mingle with colleagues at City Plaza. City Plaza is on historic        Social Event (General Ticket)                     $75            $75
Fayetteville Street and is located right outside the front entrance of     Social Event (Resident/Post-Doc/Student Ticket)   $50            $50
the Marriott Raleigh City Center.
                                                                           To receive the early/discounted registration fee, register online
Trainee Dinner                                                             at in the Annual Meeting section. Registrations
Over the past several years, the SID has encouraged meetings               will be accepted by the SID until April 13, 2012, after which you
between residents and post-doc fellows. To promote collegiality,           must register on-site in Raleigh. On-site registration will take place
the SID annually presents a Trainee Dinner—small group meetings            at the SID registration counter in the Raleigh Convention Center
in which senior and junior scientists and a group of four to six           beginning Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
residents and post-doc fellows discuss issues over dinner. These
sessions provide an opportunity to talk informally about subject           The SID invites all residents, post-doc fellows, and students to
matter of interest including research opportunities in dermatology,        attend the Meeting and submit abstracts for review. Residents
life in academia or how to combine clinical work with research.            and post-doc fellows receive a discounted registration rate of
Join us Friday, May 11 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. TICKETED EVENT:             $300 before March 16, 2012 and $350 after March 16, 2012,
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.                                                 and students receive a discounted rate of $150. New for 2012,
                                                                           residents, post-docs and students receive a subsidized ticket rate
Social Event                                                               of $50 for the Social Event. To receive these rates, residents,
Come celebrate the SID’s 75th Anniversary with us on Thursday,             post-doc fellows and students must mail or fax to the SID office a
May 10 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Raleigh Convention Center.           letter from their department chair or program director verifying
Get ready for a night of delicious food, music and fun. More               their status. Letters must be signed and on official university/
information will be available on the SID website under the Annual          institution letterhead. Registrations will not be processed until all
Meeting tab for this much anticipated event. TICKETED EVENT:               documentation is received. If registering on-site, please bring the
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.                                                 required documentation with you or you will be charged regular
                                                                           on-site registration rates.

                                                                           All cancellations and changes to Annual Meeting registration
                                                                           must be made in writing to the SID office, by March 16, 2012.
                                                                           Cancellations made after March 16, 2012 will not receive a
                                                                           refund. No exceptions can be made. Refunds are issued only
                                                                           after the Meeting, less a $100 administrative fee. If registering
                                                                           online, please click the submit button only once. Duplicate
                                                                           registration forms may result in your credit card being charged
                                                                           twice. If you feel a problem in the online submission platform has
                                                                           occurred and you think that you have been charged multiple times,
                                                                           please contact the SID administrative office at (216) 579-9300. A
                                                                           confirmation letter will be sent within two weeks. If you do not
                                                                           receive a confirmation after two weeks, please contact the SID
                                                                           office at (216) 579-9300 or at Complete
                                                                           details regarding the registration fees and the Annual Meeting can
                                                                           be found on the SID website at
                                                          SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 7
  venUe & hotel inFoRMation                                                City oF Raleigh

Meeting Venue                                                            City of Raleigh, North Carolina
The Raleigh Convention Center                                            Plan to attend the SID Annual Meeting in Raleigh, and you’ll find a
500 S. Salisbury Street                                                  transformed North Carolina capital city that you only thought you
Raleigh, NC 27601                                                        knew! Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and
                                                                         work in the United States, Greater Raleigh’s quality of life is no
                                                                         secret: excellent cultural and entertainment opportunities, natural
Hotels                                                                   beauty, convenient and accessible location.
Raleigh Marriott City Center
The Raleigh Marriott City Center features 400 sleeping rooms, an         Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle—a region in the Piedmont
upscale Tuscan restaurant (Posta Tuscan Grille), a Starbucks® coffee     of North Carolina, anchored by North Carolina State University,
shop, 400 square feet of retail space and a pool.                        Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
                                                                         the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, respectively. The
500 Fayetteville Street
                                                                         “Triangle” name was cemented in the public consciousness in
Raleigh, NC 27601
                                                                         the 1950s with the creation of Research Triangle Park, home to
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                                                                         numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the
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                                                                         name is now used to refer to the geographic region, “The Triangle”
                                                                         originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and
                                                                         the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
                                                                         major attraction for businesses located in the region.
The Sheraton Raleigh features 353 guest rooms and is located one
block from the Progress Energy Center and the Raleigh Convention
                                                                         City Highlights:
Center. The Sheraton Raleigh is in walking distance to restaurants,
                                                                              • Over 125 restaurants and clubs downtown
nightlife venues and the State Capitol.
                                                                              • 40 galleries, four museums and 30 annual community
421 S. Salisbury Street                                                         events give meeting attendees an abundance of activities
Raleigh, NC 27601                                                             • $8 million in public outdoor art has been commissioned and
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$179 S/D                                                                      • Greater Raleigh boasts over 200 parks, lakes and outdoor
CUT OFF DATE FOR GROUP RATES: APRIL 14, 2012                                    recreational areas
                                                                              • A rich African-American heritage, with more than 30 historic
Be sure to mention the Society for Investigative Dermatology                    and cultural sites, including the African American Cultural
to receive the special room rates. Visit the SID Meeting website                Complex and two historically black universities, founded in
( for further travel details.                                    the 1860s
                                                                              • 20 public golf courses, including the new Lonnie Poole
                                                                                Course at NC State University, just minutes from the Raleigh
                                                                                Convention Center

                                                        SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 8
                                                       2012 Annual Meeting

                                                       RegistRation FoRM
PeRsonal inFoRMation                                                       RegistRation Fees
First Name                                                                 Registration                                                      On or Before                 After
                                                                           Category                                                           3/16/12                    3/16/12
Last Name
Degree              Title                                                      SID Member                                                         $525                    $575

Department                                                                     Non-Member                                                         $800                    $850

Institution                                                                    Resident/Post-Doc Fellow*                                          $300                    $350

Address                                                                        Student (Pre-MD/PhD)*                                              $150                    $150

City                State              Country                                 Companion                                                          $150                    $150
                                                                           * To receive subsidized rates, residents, post-doc fellows and students must mail or fax to the SID office a
Zip/Postal Code                                                            letter from their department chair or program director verifying their status. Letters must be signed and
                                                                           on official university/institution letterhead. Registration will not be processed until all documentation is
                                                                           received. If registering on-site, please bring the required documentation, or you will be charged regular
Phone                                  Fax                                 on-site non-member or member rates.

                                                                           edUCational tRaCks
Affiliation (Check all that apply):                                        Track Options                                                                                   Fee

 Academic           Resident           JSID Member                             Clinical Scholars Track                                                                    FREE
 Government         Post-doc Fellow    ESDR Member                             Young Investigator and Trainee Track                                                       FREE
 Industry           Student             Private Practice
 Coalition of Skin Disease
First-time Attendee?        Yes   No                                       Event                                                                                           Fee

                                                                               Welcome Reception                                                                          FREE
Special Services                                                               Trainee Dinner (formerly the Resident/Fellow Dinner Session)                                $50
                                                                               Open to all residents and post docs
 I require special services in accordance with the Americans with
                                                                               Social Event - General Ticket                                                               $75
Disabilities Act:
                                                                               Social Event - Resident/Post-Doc/Student Ticket*                                            $50
                                                                           * To receive the subsidized price, residents, post-doc fellows and students must mail or fax to the SID office
                                                                           a letter from their department chair or program director verifying their status. Letters must be signed and
                                                                           on official university/institution letterhead. Ticket purchases will not be processed until all documentation
                                                                           is received. If purchasing tickets on-site, please bring the required documentation, or you will be charged
                                                                           general ticket prices.
Photography/Video Policy
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medium of any of the programs, exhibits, or lectures presented             Enclose a check in US dollars drawn on a US bank made payable to
                                                                           the SID, or supply credit card information below.
at the 2012 SID Annual Meeting is strictly prohibited. Failure to
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                                                                           Card #:
                    Submit payment & forms to:
                                                                           CVV*                                               Expiration Date:                       /
               Society for Investigative Dermatology                         *Three-digit security code on back of card

               526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 540
                        Cleveland, OH 44114                                Authorized Signature

                       Or fax to 216-579-9333                              Name on Card

                                                           SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 9
 assoCiate & anCillaRy gRoUPs                                              CoMMeRCial oPPoRtUnities
A number of exciting symposia will be organized by associate              WHY PARTNER WITH THE SID?
groups in conjunction with the SID Meeting. All Meeting attendees         The SID is committed to providing educational opportunities
are invited to attend these sessions. Information and details about       to physicians, residents and skin researchers. We value our
the events will be available directly from the SID Meeting website        relationships with industry partners: we rely on you to exhibit,
at                                                        showcase and represent the latest advances in products and
                                                                          services at the Annual Meeting to educate attendees. We
To reserve a meeting room for your group, please contact Carolyn          appreciate your generous support, which allows us top continue
Slade, Director of Meetings and Educational Programs, at the SID at       expanding our educational offerings.
216-579-9300 ext. 304.
                                                                          The SID Annual Meeting has grown substantially in attendance
                                                                          and stature since 2003. In the past several years the SID has
                                                                          undertaken a number of strategic initiatives that have propelled
 exhibitoR oPPoRtUnities                                                  the organization toward what it is today—a leading purveyor of
                                                                          educational programming that advances and promotes the sciences
The SID welcomes exhibitors from all facets of dermatology related        relevant to skin health and disease.
industry. Whether your business is pharmaceuticals, cosmetics,
medical equipment, publications, products and services or beyond,         COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
exhibiting at the SID Annual Meeting will facilitate interaction          We offer a variety of ways for industry to partner with the SID to
with an international audience of physicians and basic scientists         ensure your maximum visibility and support of the Annual Meeting.
engaged in skin research.                                                 We welcome commercial support from a variety of sectors and will
                                                                          work diligently to acknowledge your generous support. Please call
                                                                          the SID office at 216-579-9300 to reserve your commercial support
                                                                          opportunity today!

                                                                          For inquiries or to propose an idea for commercial support, please
                                                                          contact Rebecca Minnillo, DM/MPA at 216-579-9300 x 305 or

Exhibitor Benefits
    • Two complimentary Meeting registrations—these all access
       registrations allow your representatives to work in the
       exhibit hall and attend any non-ticketed Meeting sessions or
    • Listing on the SID website

Rates (based on a 10’ x 10’ booth)
$1,800 if reserved prior to January 13, 2012 (US funds)
$2,000 if reserved after January 13, 2012 (US funds)

Those interested in further information regarding exhibitor
opportunities should contact Carolyn Slade at 216-579-9300
ext. 304 or via email to

                                                          SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 10
                                                                    2012 Annual Meeting

                                                                    exhibitoR FoRM
CoMPany inFoRMation                                                                       exhibitoR oPPoRtUnities
Company Name                                                                              Exhibit Booth (10’ x 10’)                                    Cost

Contact Name                                                                                 Exhibit booth (reserved on or before January 13, 2012)   $1,800
                                                                                             Exhibit booth (reserved after January 13, 2012)          $2,000

                                                                                          Please indicate companies that you do not wish to exhibit next to
City                        State                     Country                             (specify company name, not general categories):

Zip/Postal Code

Phone                                                 Fax


                                                                                          A minimum 50% deposit and this signed application and contract
PayMent inFoRMation                                                                       must be received by January 13, 2012 to receive the reduced
Enclose a check in US dollars drawn on a US bank made payable to                          rates. After January 13, reduced rates are no longer available, and
the SID, or supply credit card information below.                                         payment in full must accompany this form to reserve your space.

Total: $                    Check #:                                                      Exhibitor Profile: To reserve space, you must provide a 300-
Payment by check saves the SID 5% credit card processing fees.                            character description of your products or services with your
             Visa           Mastercard                American Express

Card #:                                                                                   The undersigned hereby authorizes the Society for Investigative
                                                                                          Dermatology to reserve exhibit space for the company or
CVV*                                          Expiration Date:           /                organization listed above for the 2012 SID Annual Meeting. The
 *Three-digit security code on back of card
                                                                                          undersigned acknowledges receipt of and agrees to abide by
Authorized Signature                                                                      the rules and regulations which are by reference hereby made
                                                                                          part of this agreement. The undersigned acknowledges that
                                                                                          opportunities will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
                            Submit payment & forms to:
                                                                                          Authorized Signature                                 Date
                     Society for Investigative Dermatology
                     526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 540
                              Cleveland, OH 44114

                                 Or fax to 216-579-9333

                                                                         SID MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT • 11
These rules and regulations are a bona fide part of the contract for exhibit space with the Society for                  SID Management reserves the right to insist on a properly constructed and operated display in the interest of
Investigative Dermatology (SID) 72nd Annual Meeting. Society Management reserves the sole right to render                all participating exhibitors. Display not conforming to SID Management specifications and limitations may be
all interpretations, amend and enforce these regulations and to establish any and all further regulations not            dismantled or modified, at cost to the exhibitor, at the sole judgment and discretion of SID Management.
specifically covered below to assure the general success and well-being of the show. Each exhibitor agrees
to abide by these regulations and by any amendments or additions hereafter made by Society Management.                   8.    EXHIBIT HOURS, INSTALLATION AND DISMANTLING:
The SID’s Annual Meeting serves as a forum for leaders of the dermatologic and medical industry to exchange                    Move-in:                 Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
the latest product information available in a professional atmosphere. SID Management reserves the right to                    Exhibits Open:           Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
decline, prohibit, deny access or remove any exhibit which in its sole judgment is contrary to the character,                                           Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
objectives, and best interests of the Show or suitable for its attendee audience. This reservation includes, but                                        Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
is not limited to, any violation of any public policy or these rules and regulations and extends to persons, things,           Move-out:                Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
printed matter, products and conduct.                                                                                          Hours are tentative and subject to change.

SID Management’s decision and interpretation shall be accepted as final in all cases.                                    No materials can be accepted at the exhibit hall prior to 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at which time
                                                                                                                         installation will begin. All installation must be completed for final inspection by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9,
1.   VALID CONTRACT FOR SPACE: Applications for exhibit space are required to execute and forward the                    2012.
     Exhibit Space Contract to SID’s Annual Meeting. To be valid, each contract must convey a minimum
     deposit of 50% of the total amount with 100% on contracts received on and after January 13, 2012.                   Any space not claimed or occupied by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 may be resold or reassigned
2.   SPACE ASSIGNMENT: Booth spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Assignments will              by SID Management without notification or any obligation on the part of SID Management or any refund or
     be based on the date contracts are received and placement of the most suitable booth preference.                    compensation whatsoever.
     Show management reserves the right to reposition booths based on abstract layout.
3.   PAYMENT OF SPACE: A minimum of 50% of the total fee for the space requested must accompany the                      Unattended freight in any display space as of one hour prior to the show opening on Thursday, May 10, 2012 will
     Exhibit Space Contract. The remainder must be paid in full within 30 days of receipt of the first invoice.          be removed and stored at the exhibitor’s sole risk and expense. Exhibitors are not permitted to store packing
     There will be a $25.00 charge on all returned checks. Contracts received on and after January 13, 2012              crates or boxes in the booths during show hours, but these, when properly marked will be stored and returned to
     must include full payment.                                                                                          the booth by the service contractor. Crates not properly marked or identified by exhibitors may be destroyed or
                                                                                                                         lost and are the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. Exhibit materials left unattended at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May
Any deviations from this provision, including but not limited to acceptance by Show Management of any late               12, 2012 and for which no shipping arrangements have been made, will be considered abandoned.
payments specified herein, shall not be construed as a waiver of Show Management’s rights to cancel exhibitor’s
contract for such non-compliance, re-assign booth location, take possession of said space without refund                 SID Management will arrange for disposal or return of these materials at the exhibitor’s expense, and neither
or further notification, or otherwise be construed as a modification of any schedule of payments required                Show Management, the service contractor, nor the Raleigh Convention Center shall assume any liability
hereunder. Further, all payments as stated hereunder shall be payable at Show Management’s principal place of            whatsoever for loss or damage.
business as stated in this contract.
                                                                                                                         Exhibits must be staffed during all show hours and may not, to any extent, be dismantled before 12:15 p.m.,
It is expressly agreed by the exhibitor that if they fail to pay space rental at the times specified above, SID          Saturday, May 12, 2012. Any early dismantling or packing shall be considered a breach of this agreement and
Management shall have the unilateral right to re-assign booth location or to take possession of said space,              may affect future contracts.
without refund, and lease same or any part thereof, to such parties and upon such terms and conditions as it
deems proper.                                                                                                            Independent contractors must conform to IAEM and ED&PA guidelines. All independent contractors must submit
                                                                                                                         a Certificate of Insurance to show Management by April 2, 2012. All exhibit labor must comply with established
4.    CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: All cancellation of space must be received in writing. Cancellations                       labor jurisdictions.
     received in writing before March 30, 2012 will receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. No
     refunds will be made for cancellations received on or after March 30, 2012. Failure to appear at                    9. GENERAL REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY: Each exhibitor is charged with knowledge of all State,
     the Show does not release exhibitor from responsibility for payment of the full cost of space rented.               County and City Laws, ordinance and regulations pertaining to health, fire prevention and public safety,
     In the event of cancellation, space reverts back to Show Management for use at its sole discretion. SID             while participating in the exposition.
     Management’s ability to resell the space shall not affect the refund schedule.
                                                                                                                         No part of the building shall be defaced in any manner, nor shall signs or other articles be posted, nailed, taped
5.    USE OF SPACE, SUBLETTING SPACE: No exhibitor may assign, sublet or apportion his space to or with                  or otherwise affixed to any pillars, doors, walls, or other parts of the building.
     another business entity or individual without the express permission in writing from Show
     Management. No exhibitor may show or demonstrate products or services other than those                              All booth decorations must meet flame-proofing codes. All exits, hallways, aisles and fire control apparatus must
     manufactured or handled in the normal course of his business. Should any item from a non-exhibiting                 remain clear and unobstructed at all times. Electrical equipment must be Underwriter Laboratory approved. Use
     firm be required for operation of a display, identification of such item shall be limited to the regular            of propane and helium balloons is prohibited.
     name plate or trademark under which same is sold in the general course of business.
                                                                                                                         Designated “No Smoking” areas must be observed.
Sharing space with individuals or companies not officially represented by the contracting exhibitor is strictly
prohibited and may result in eviction.                                                                                   An exhibitor who makes any claim or advertises at the Annual Meeting in any way which, in the sole opinion
                                                                                                                         of SID Management is false, misleading or otherwise against public policy may, at the sole discretion of SID
6.   OPERATION OF EXHIBITS:                                                                                              Management, be required to discontinue such claim or advertising.
a.   Selling: Exhibitors may display, provide samples, discuss, explain and demonstrate products or services,
     but may not make any sales which result in the direct exchange of monies or the use of credit cards in              10. EXHIBITOR’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: The exhibiting firm assumes responsibility for its
     the exhibit hall. However, exhibitors may take orders for products/services for future delivery.                        authorized representative to follow all SID Management Contract Rules and Regulations.
b.   Raffles, Lotteries: No exhibitor may sponsor or conduct any raffles, lotteries or games of chance.
c.   Noise and Sound: Musical instruments, audio equipment, and other noise-making devices or                            11. NON-LIABILITY: It is expressed, understood and agreed by each and every contracting exhibitor,
     amplifying equipment shall be operated only at a level which will not interfere with other exhibitors.                  his agents, and guests that neither SID’s Annual Meeting owners, management, nor its employees
     SID Management shall be the sole judge of what constitutes appropriate sound levels.                                    or contractors shall be liable for loss or damage to the goods or properties of exhibitors. At all times
d.   Music Licensing: Any tenant using copyrighted music during the SID’s Annual Meeting, whether                            such goods and properties remain in the sole possession, custody and control of each exhibitor.
     within the exhibit area, in hospitality space or in any other way related to the SID’s Annual Meeting,                  On signing the Exhibit Space Contract, the exhibitor releases and agrees to defend and to indemnify
     shall obtain permission for such use from SID Management. This applies to all live and recorded music,                  SID’s Annual Meeting, its owners, managers, officers, sponsors, employees and agents and save
     including accompanying video or other presentations. Any exhibitor using copyrighted music assumes                      them harmless from any suit or claim including attorneys’ fees for property damage or personal injury
     the entire responsibility for its use and for obtaining the appropriate permission and payment of any                   by whomsoever sustained, including exhibitor and its agents or employees, on or about the exhibitor’s
     fees associated with its use. Exhibitor further agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and save the SID                   display space or arising out of exhibitor’s participation in the Show. In the event of show cancellation,
     meeting facility management, the service contractors and their respective employees and agents                          due to partial or total destruction of the premises by fire, hurricane, act of God, strikes, authority of
     harmless against all claims, losses or damages, governmental charges or fines and attorney’s                            law, or any other cause beyond the control of SID Management, SID Management assumes
     fees arising out of or caused by exhibitor’s use of said copyrighted music.                                             no liability for the loss of business or fulfillment of the contract for space. SID Management
e.   Demonstrations, Distribution of Literature, Samples, Materials and Sales Activities: These activities are               will reimburse the exhibitor pro rate on amounts paid in, less any and all legitimate expenses incurred
     permitted only within the confines of an exhibitor’s rented space. Samples or souvenirs may not be                      by SID Management at SID Management’s discretion due to show cancellation.
     sold and may not be distributed in a manner which in the judgment of SID Management blocks the
     aisles or in any way handicaps other exhibitors or impairs the flow of attendees.                                   12.    INSURANCE: The exhibitor agrees to obtain the following insurance coverage and be prepared to furnish
f.   Booth Representatives: Exhibitors receive 2 complimentary badges per 10’ x 10’ booth. All                                 a certificate of insurance to SID Management if requested. Comprehensive general liability insurance
     representatives including models or demonstrators must be properly registered, wear badges and                            coverage including protective and contractual liability coverage of $500,000 single limit bodily injury and
     be properly and modestly clothed. Scanty or revealing attire is not permitted. So-called “barkers” and                    property damage, and Worker’s Compensation/Occupational Disease coverage in full compliance
     “pitchmen” are strictly prohibited. The 2 per 10’ x 10’ booth complimentary registrations are good for                    with Federal and State Laws.
     the scientific sessions. Tickets to the social event must be purchased additionally for any exhibitor.
     Additional individuals wishing to exhibit and those who simply wish to attend the business and social               13. ATTORNEY’S FEES: Should SID Management find it necessary to employ an attorney or attorneys to enforce
     functions may purchase registration at the general registration rates.                                                  any of the provisions of this agreement or to protect in any manner its interest or interests under this
g.   Alcoholic Beverages: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.                                                               agreement, SID Management, if it is the prevailing party, shall be entitled to recover from the other party all
                                                                                                                             reasonable costs, charges, and expenses including attorney’s fees.
7.   DISPLAY CONSTRUCTION AND LIMITATIONS: SID Management will provide flame-proof side drapes
     (36” high) and back wall drapes (8’ high) of a standard color on aluminum supports for all straight-line            14. NON-WAIVER: SID Management shall not be deemed to waive any of its rights hereunder unless such
     exhibits. One 7” x 44” booth identification sign is also provided by SID Management for each space                      waiver is explicitly stated as a waiver in writing and signed by SID Management. No delay or omission by
     rented.                                                                                                                 SID Management in exercising any of its rights shall operate as a waiver of such rights and a waiver of rights
                                                                                                                             in writing on one occasion shall not be construed as a consent to or a waiver of any right or remedy on any
BOOTH CONSTRUCTION AND LIMITATIONS: All exhibits must be confined to the spatial limits of their                             future occasion.
respective booths as indicated on the floor plan. All exhibits must be free-standing and self-supporting; linear
configurations may not be designed to obstruct the view of nearby booths or to block exits or doorways. All              15. USE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY: Exhibitor will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked,
display fixtures over four (4) feet in height and placed within ten (10) linear feet on an adjoining exhibit must be         franchised, or copyrighted music, materials, devices, process or dramatic rights used on or incorporated
confined to that area of the exhibitor’s space which is at least five (5) feet from the aisle line. No display fixture       in the exhibitor’s space. Exhibitor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Show Management, the
or sign shall exceed eight (8) feet in height.                                                                               City and their officers, directors, members, agents and employees from and against all claims,
                                                                                                                             demands, suits, liability, damages, losses, costs, attorney’s fees and expenses of whatever kind or nature,
Exhibits shall not project beyond the space allotted nor obstruct the light, view or space of others. The exhibitor          which might result from or arise out of use of any such material(s) described above.
shall be responsible for damage to property. No portion of the booth or signage may be suspended from the
ceiling or the exhibit hall.                                                                                             16. SOCIAL FUNCTIONS / SPECIAL EVENTS: Any social function or special event must be approved by the SID.
                                                                                                                             Social functions are allowed only during non-exhibit hours and must not conflict with any special events
Electricity and telephone lines are available at all booth locations and must be contracted through show                     which may be scheduled by the SID. Exhibitors wishing to hold hospitality functions are requested to
management and convention center.                                                                                            coordinate the scheduling of these events with the SID.

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526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 540
Cleveland, OH 44114
t: 216-579-9300 f: 216-579-9333

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