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BWH Dermatology Chair Thomas Kupper and keynote speaker Clark Otley, of the Mayo Clinic, share a laugh during the symposium.
Earlier this spring, BWHers and special guests joined for the third annual Harley A. Haynes, MD, Lectureship and Symposium, a celebration hosted by BWH's Department of Dermatology and sponsored by longtime BWH donors Heidi and Scott Schuster.
For the first time this year, the two-day event was interdisciplinary in nature, featuring physicians and researchers from the fields of dermatology, immunology, surgery and organ transplantation. This year also marked the first year of the symposium component of the program, which comprised the second day. About 100 people attended each event, both of which were held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.
"Our goal with this year's event was to convey the interconnectedness of these disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary research and therapy," said Haynes. "Attendees seemed to love this change and were very interested in each of the speakers. During the symposium, the discussions and topics flowed seamlessly from one speaker to the next."
During the lectureship, Thomas Kupper, MD, chair of Dermatology at BWH, introduced keynote speaker Clark Otley, MD, professor and chair of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic. Otley, who completed his internship in Internal Medicine at BWH, presented "Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients: Opportunities for Innovation."
The following day's symposium featured Director of Plastic Surgery Transplantation Bohdan Pomahac, MD, who spoke about facial restoration by transplantation, and Terry Strom, MD, co-director of the Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, whose presentation focused on inflammation and immune tolerance. Additionally, BWH Dermatology's Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, spoke about immune evasion in human skin cancers, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Mass. General Hospital, shared optical strategies for the monitoring and treatment of skin cancer.
Harley Haynes, MD, for whom the event is named, is vice chairman of the Department of Dermatology at BWH. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his training at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Mass. General Hospital.