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NEW YORK (March 12, 2015) – Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present findings from studies exploring  the treatment and diagnosis of dermatologic conditions including skin cancer, lupus and wound healing at the 73rd  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology March 21 – March 24 in San Francisco at The Moscone Center. 

“Our division is excited to present our findings this year addressing common and rare dermatologic conditions that impact diverse populations,” said Adam Friedman M.D., director of dermatologic research, Montefiore and Einstein, and assistant professor of Dermatology, Einstein. The breadth of data and case studies we will present is a product of our commitment to contribute to advances in dermatology.   Montefiore and Einstein faculty, physicians and residents will be participating in ten posters, nine oral case presentations and six faculty lectures. We look forward to an engaging scientific exchange with the international dermatology community.”

Selected research to be presented by Montefiore/Einstein investigators include:

The bumpy underside of buttock augmentation: Silicone granuloma and atypical mycobacteria infection in the setting of cosmetic fillers.  
This presentation covers gluteal implants with fillers and possible infections that can occur.
Rosen J, Landriscina A, Bijal Amin, Friedman A.
Friday, March 20; 1:05 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Room 3010 (West Building)

Nanotechnology for Immunomodulation of Skin Disease
This talk covers how nanotechnology, some of which was developed at Einstein/Montefiore, is being used to treat skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin infections
Friedman A.
Saturday, March 21; 1:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Room 307 (South Building)

Topical Silver Sulfadiazine retards burn wound healing in a murine model.
This presentation will address silver sulfadiazine’s role in wound healing and questions its use as standard of care.
Rosen J, Landriscina A, Adler B, Krausz A, Nosanchuk J, Friedman A.
Poster ID: 1498
Monday, March 23 ;12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Center E-Poster Presentation Center 3 in the Wound Healing & Ulcers section. 

Dermatologic Side Effects of Anticancer Drugs in 2015: What You Need to Know
McLellan B.
Saturday, March 21; 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room 3018 (West Building)

Investigators for each of these studies as well as other Montefiore/Einstein faculty who are attending the meeting are available to speak with media.