Conference Schedules/Grand Rounds

The Washington D.C. Dermatological Society

GW residents are members of The Washington DC Dermatological Society and attend monthly meetings. Through participation in DC Derm, residents have the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with community Dermatologists outside of GW early in their career. GW hosts a DC Derm meeting each year during which residents present patient cases.

Grand Rounds/Translational Science Lecture Series

Residents and faculty members attend grand rounds at three different institutions: George Washington University, The National Institutes of Health, and Washington Hospital Center.

Below is a sample schedule of Grand Rounds for the first half of the 2019 academic year:

August 8, 2019 NIH Grand Rounds
August 15, 2019 GW Grand Rounds
August 22,  2019 NIH Grand Rounds
September 26, 2019 NIH Grand Rounds
October 10, 2019 NIH Grand Rounds
October 17, 2019 GW Grand Rounds
October 24, 2019 NIH Grand Rounds
November 14, 2019 NIH Grand Rounds
November 21, 2019 WHC Grand Rounds
December 19, 2019 GW Grand Rounds

Krazy Kodachromes 

The GW Dermatology Residency Program hosts a quarterly session called, “Krazy Kodachromes,” where three faculty members give one hour kodachrome lectures to residents from GW and neighboring institutions.


Basic Science Lecture Series

GW residents attend the basic science lecture series at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center once a month. Second and third year residents are expected to present a basic science lecture.

Below is the basic science lecture schedule for 2017:

August 10, 2017 Basic Science of Psoriasis (IL-17, 12, 22, 23 genetics)
September 14, 2017 Genetics of melanoma: CDK2NA, CDK4 mutations, BAP1, TERT, FAMMM, RTK pathway
October 12, 2017 Confocal microscopy, CGH, FISH, and molecular diagnostics in skin cancer
November 9, 2017 RAS, PI3K/AKT and MTOR signaling pathway and related diseases and therapies
December 14, 2017 Inflammasome and auto inflammatory diseases: (DIRA, PAPA, SAPHO, Pustular Psoriasis, Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis)
January 11, 2018 Immunodeficiency syndromes: STAT3, CARD9, DOCK8, PGM3
February 8, 2018 Immunology: Cells, interleukins, and adhesion molecules. 
March 22, 2018 Cutaneous microbiome, bacterial resistance and new antibiotics


Intro to Dermatology Boot Camp

First-year dermatology residents often feel overwhelmed by the ever-expanding lexicon and body of knowledge that comprises dermatology. To bridge the gap between internship and the vast unknown of dermatology residency, a Washington, D.C.-based multi-institutional task force was formed to develop academic programming aimed at easing this transition. First-year residents from George Washington University, Georgetown/Washington Hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Howard University convene for lectures, surgical lab, and interactive patient vignettes. 


  1. Communicate effectively using dermatology’s descriptive clinical terminology.
  2. Know the basics of structure and function to enable clinicopathologic correlation.
  3. Observe approaches to several common – but challenging – dermatologic conditions.
  4. Recognize clinical presentations of the most common dermatologic emergencies.
  5. Increase personal, academic, and professional relationships among our residents.

Course Directors

  • Children's National: Mary Maiberger, MD
  • Washington Hospital Center: Helena Pasieka, MD
  • GW: Adam Friedman, MD