2012 SID Annual Meeting &
75th Anniversary Celebration
May 9 - 12, 2012
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina
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
Rebecca Minnillo, DM/MPA
SID Director, Meetings &
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 www.raleighconvention.com.
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
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
Photos of Raleigh courtesy of GRCVB/visitRaleigh.com
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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
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
www.sidnet.org for information on submitting a nomination!
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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
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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
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
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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 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.
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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.
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netWoRking & soCial events RegistRation inFoRMation
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 www.sidnet.org 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 email@example.com. Complete
details regarding the registration fees and the Annual Meeting can
be found on the SID website at www.sidnet.org.
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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
numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the
$179 S/D | $199 Triple | $209 Quad
name is now used to refer to the geographic region, “The Triangle”
CUT OFF DATE FOR GROUP RATES: APRIL 16, 2012
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
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
Reservations: 800.325.3535 placed in recent years
$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
(www.sidnet.org) 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
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2012 Annual Meeting
PeRsonal inFoRMation RegistRation Fees
First Name Registration On or Before After
Category 3/16/12 3/16/12
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.
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
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.
Any photography, filming, taping, recording, or reproduction in any PayMent inFoRMation
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
comply with this policy may lead to the removal of your meeting Total: $ Check #:
Payment by check saves the SID 5% credit card processing fees.
I agree to adhere to the Photography/Video Policy listed above. Visa Mastercard American Express
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
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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 www.sidnet.org. 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
For inquiries or to propose an idea for commercial support, please
contact Rebecca Minnillo, DM/MPA at 216-579-9300 x 305 or
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2012 Annual Meeting
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):
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
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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