Invited Speakers

Bruce Bauer

Bruce Bauer

Bruce Bauer, formerly Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School, has recently joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery as Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. (read more)

 

Mark Beckwith

Mark Beckwith

Mark is the Executive Director of Nevus Outreach, a post he has held since 2003 when Nevus Outreach was 6 years old. The father of a young woman with a giant nevus (Megan Stewart, who just turned 17 years old), and husband to Kathy Stewart, he brings the experience of his career in non-profit performing arts management and fundraising to bear on his life’s work of helping Nevus Outreach accomplish its mission. (read more)

 
 

Heather Etchevers

Heather Etchevers

Heather Etchevers is a research scientist with the French National Institutes of Health (INSERM). A native of Massachusetts and graduate of Wellesley College, she obtained her doctorate jointly from the University of California at Berkeley and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. (read more)

 

Sylvie Fraitag

Sylvie Fraitag

Sylvie Fraitag is both a Pathologist and a Dermatologist, specialized in Paediatric Dermatopathology. She is head consultant of Dermatopathology at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris and sees many cases in consultation provided to her from around France and abroad. (read more)

 

Jean-Jacques Grob

Jean Jacques Grob






 

 

Yasmin Khakoo

Yasmin Khakoo

Dr. Khakoo is a pediatric neurologist with expertise in diagnosing and treating the neurological complications of cancer in children and young adults. She also diagnoses and treats primary brain tumors in pediatric patients, and cares for children who have the rare neurologic condition called neurocutaneous melanocytosis (NCM), seen in some patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi. (read more)

 

Veronica Kinsler

Veronica Kinsler

Veronica Kinsler studied Medicine at Cambridge University and then went into Paediatrics. She developed an interest in Paediatric Dermatology early in her career, through working at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. She now specialises in paediatric pigmentary conditions and genodermatoses there, and sees patients from around the UK. (read more)

 

Lionel Larue

Lionel Larue

Lionel Larue obtained his PhD in 1987 from Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University Paris, where he got a training in Molecular Pharmacology applied in Oncology in the laboratory of Claude Paoletti and Jean-Bernard LePecq at Institut-Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif. As a postodoctoral fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia with Beatrice Mintz, he got interested in determination, differentiation, and transformation of melanocytes. (read more)

 

Josep Malvehy

Josep Malvehy

Dr. Josep Malvehy graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Medicine of Barcelona in Spain and obtained his specialization diploma in Dermatology and Venereology in 1996. He is the director of the melanoma Unit at the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. (read more)

 

Ashfaq Marghoob

Ashfaq Marghoob

Ashfaq Marghoob is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. He is the director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s regional skin cancer clinic in Hauppauge, Long Island. (read more)

 

 

Ornella Masnari

Ornella Masnari

Ornella Masnari is a research associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatics at the University Children’s Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. She obtained an MSc degree in Psychology from the University of Zurich and is currently pursuing a PhD in Pediatric Psychology. (read more)

 

Miguel Reyes-Múgica

Miguel Reyes-Múgica

Born in México City, Miguel Reyes-Múgica received his M.D. from the UNAM School of Medicine in México City, where he also carried out his pathology residency under Ruy Pérez-Tamayo, an internationally known pathologist and researcher. Dr. Reyes-Múgica completed his residency in pediatric pathology at the National Institute of Pediatrics, México City. (read more)

 

Alain Taïeb

Alain Taieb

Dr Taïeb is Professor of Dermatology and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology at Bordeaux University Hospitals, Director of the National Reference Centre for Rare Skin Disorders established in 2005. Dr Taïeb studied paediatric dermatology under Prof J Maleville at Bordeaux Children’s Hospital and is a former research fellow from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. (read more)

 

Luc Thomas

Luc Thomas

Luc Thomas, MD, PhD, was board certified in dermatology in 1989 at Lyon 1 University. He was trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1990 and 1991, and obtained his PhD degree at Lyon 1 University in 1993. (read more)