6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lecture
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Free, but advance registration is required
The Academy Section on Dermatology
Dr. Vleugels’ lecture will address recognizing clinical clues for cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune disease; identifying the unique aspects of diagnosing and managing amyopathic dermatomyositis; and considering existing and novel therapies for cutaneous disease.
About the Speaker
Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH serves as Director of the Autoimmune Skin Disease Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Co-Director of the Rheumatology-Dermatology Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical research, which focuses on rare autoimmune skin diseases and emerging medical therapies, has been supported by a Medical Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Vleugels developed and serves as the Program Director of the Brigham and Women's Dermatology-Rheumatology Fellowship, which is the only formal training opportunity of its kind nationwide, and is the Vice Chair of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Dermatology. She is passionate about teaching and medical education and has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards from both Harvard Medical School and Harvard Dermatology.