XV Master Class on Vitiligo in New York

Conference MASTERS OF VITILIGO AND PIGMENTATION was held in collaboration with Mount Sinai Hospital. Special Thanks to Prof. Nanette Silverberg, Prof. Mark Lebwohl and Prof. Andrew Alexis for organizing this intense training course with CME credits. 

When & Where

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:30-5 PM
Where: Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Conference Rooms A-C; 1000 Tenth Ave., New York


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Scientific Program


 Dear Colleague,

Vitiligo and pigmentation disorders are among the most common skin disorders. In vitiligo, control of pigment and identification of comorbidities is important in this cutaneous disorder that can have a severe and negative impact on quality of life. Current therapies are still similar to those used over a decade ago, but are in the process of expansion. Hyperpigmentation is a vexing discoloration typified by excess pigment appearing in the skin. Therapies include sun protection, bleaching agents, cosmeceuticals, chemical peels and lasers.

The OBJECTIVES of this continuing medical education activity have been developed so that, after attending this conference, attendees will be able to:
  • Develop a paradigm by which to address the need for care for vitiligo patients based on clinical and systemic features
  • To utilize combination treatment approaches to improve outcomes in disorders of hyperpigmentation

Please plan to join us for this informative and practical session.

Course Co-Directors

Course Syllabus 

12:30-1 PM Clinical and Therapeutic Overview of Vitiligo by   Nanette Silverberg, MD

1-1:15 PM Excimer Laser and Light Sources for Vitiligo by Suhail Hadi, MD

1:15-1:30PM Fractional laser aided penetration of slow-releasing corticosteroid plus NB-UVB to treat recalcitrant stable vitiligo by Xing-Hua Gao, MD

1:30-2 PM A Psychological Approach to the Vitiligo Patient by Carmen Grau, PhD

2-2:30PM Melasma and Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation by Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH

Coffee Break

2:45-3:00 PM Special Populations: Pediatric Vitiligo and Patients of Color Nanette by Silverberg, MD

3:00-3:15 PM Afamelanotide for Vitiligo by Mark Lebwohl, MD

3:30-4:00 PM What’s New, What’s True in 2015: The Therapeutic Pipeline for Vitiligo by Torello Lotti, MD

4:00-4:15 Biobanking Specimens for Vitiligo by Yan Valle, MSc.

4:30-5PM Vitiligo Case Based Forum.  Moderator: Gary Brauner

Panel: Mark Lebwohl, Andrew Alexis, Nanette Silverberg, Torello Lotti.

Faculty and Co-Directors

  • Nanette B. Silverberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. SinaiChief, Pediatric Dermatology, Mt. Sinai Health System, New York, NY, USADirector, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical CenterNew York, NY, USA
  • Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH
Site Chair, Department of DermatologyDirector, Skin of Color CenterMt. Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals New York, NY, USA
  • Torello Lotti, MD, MD (Hon)
Professor and Chair of DermatologyUniversity of RomeRome, ItalyDirector, Institute of DermatologyPresident, World Health Academy of Dermatology, Zurich (CH)
  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, 
Sol and Clara Kest Professor and Chairman Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of DermatologyMt. Sinai Health System

Additional Faculty

  • Carmen Grau, PhD
Director, Psychocutaneous Medicine ServiceSt. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals & Beth Israel Medical CenterNew York, NY
  • Yan Valle, MSc, MBA
CEO Vitiligo Research FoundationVisiting Technologist: Developing Digital Healthcare Solutions
  • Prof. Xing-Hua Gao, MD
Professor, Dermatology, China Medical University, Shenyang, China
  • Gary Brauner, MD
Associate Professor of DermatologyMount Sinai Dermatology


Attendance fee:
  • $50 Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
  • $25 Patients
  • $0 Residents

Payment Must Accompany Registration Form
Make check payable to:
Department of Dermatology
c/o: Lessie Nichols
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 11D
New York, NY 10025

Further Information

Beth Israel Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Phone: 212-420-4713  Fax: 212-844-1700
Email: ksgaston@chpnet.org  Website: www.chpnet.org/cme

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