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Specialty: Dermatology
Dates: From Oct, 12, 2017 to Oct, 16, 2017
Location: Portland, USA
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 350 to 695 USD
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Event Venue:

Skamania Lodge

PORTLAND, USA Visit the Venue to read more


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participaton in the activity.

Target Audience

Dermatologists, immunologists, pathologists, pediatricians, and other specialty physicians treating patients with conditions that may be elucidated by presentation and discussion of current clinical and basic research relating to precision/personalized medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the meeting, participants will be able to

1) identify how large datasets may be used to improve practice;

2) view skin and mucosa through complex biological interactions of genes, proteins, cells, tissues, and colonizing organisms;

3) recognize molecular, cellular, and tissue networks and their properties at the systems level;

4) asses new therapies—systemic, local cellular, gene editing—for genodermatoses; and

5) examine the goal of "restoring health" rather than "treating disease." 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

With the 66th annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, comes the rare opportunity to combine the molecular understanding of disease and health with the clinical applications of big data to explore the future of personalized dermatology. 

Sessions will focus on:

Learning new approaches to gather and analyze large datasets to improve practice

Viewing skin and mucosa through the complex biological interactions of genes, proteins, cells, tissues, and colonizing organisms

Identifying new treatment options by evaluating the way molecular, cellular, and tissue networks work in synthesis and understanding their properties at the systems level

Exploring new therapies—systemic, local cellular, gene editing—for genodermatoses

Examining the goal of “restoring health” rather than “treating disease”

To thoroughly cover one aspect of skin biology annually, identifying unsolved problems and long term goals

To allow the exchange and acquisition of new knowledge on a formal basis and provide a proving ground for new concepts, and to share these with the greater scientific and medical community

To integrate topics at the interfaces of disciplines, fostering new collaborations and developing and translating animal models, where necessary, to human benefit

To encourage young investigators in pursuit of careers in academic and investigational dermatology to build interactive, collaborative relationships with established physicians and scientists

Registration Needs updating Register Now
General Info:

The Symposium registration fee is $565 ($695 starting August 1, 2017) and includes the opening reception (Thursday), the poster session reception (Friday), four breakfasts (Friday-Monday), two lunches, and two banquet dinners (Saturday, Sunday). Note: onsite registration is not available.

Special Registration Offer: 1 waived dermatology resident or clinical fellow registration with 2 paid faculty registrations from a single dermatology department or division.

The Symposium will charter ONE bus that will leave Portland International Airport (PDX) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, arriving at Skamania around 5 p.m., and return to the airport from Skamania at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, arriving at PDX around 10:00 a.m.. The airport bus fee is $75 round-trip or $40 one-way. This is the only organized ground transportation for the meeting. Other ground transportation options are not sponsored by the meeting and must be arranged on your own. See Travel & Accommodations for more information.

The non-participating guest fee of $350 ($395 starting August 1, 2017) entitles a guest to join registered participants for all included meals. A guest may be registered for only one or both dinners ($70 each), but other pro-rating or à la carte pricing for meals is not available.

Families: For those who wish to bring their families to the meeting and are in need of family care during didactic sessions, please contact Skamania at (800) 221-7117 for information and to make arrangements. Additionally, the Symposium can work with you to include your children in select conference events, if desired. Please contact us at (503) 418-4274 or info (at) for details.

OHSU faculty/staff please note: You may NOT use an OHSU P-Card to pay registration. Please use a personal credit card and request reimbursement from a department or grant account.

If you require a refund, please contact us via the information listed at the registration link above to request one. Please understand that we cannot make refunds after September 12, 2017.



Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-07-24 To: 2017-08-01
On site Registration
Non Participating guest

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Skamania Lodge

Online reservations are available this year at Skamania Lodge for our room block. Click 2017 Montagna Symposium to reserve your room online. For other room options or to book over the phone, please call (800) 221-7117 and mention the Montagna Symposium and use the code 1XW3MB when booking. Reservations must be made before September 12, 2017.

The current nightly rate is $163. Please confirm the rate when you make your reservation. The room rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently ~10%. There is also a $20 per room/per night resort service fee. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation within 5 days prior to arrival, you will be charged for 1 night's stay plus tax. If you depart prior to your confirmed departure date you will be charged for the unused balance of your stay.

Skamania’s grounds (175 wooded acres) provide onsite hiking trails, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and complimentary use of adult bicycles, as well as an 18-hole, par-70 golf course. The hotel also features a spa.


(3 miles from Skamania, Oregon side) 


$115 - 140/night plus tax


(7 miles from Skamania, Washington side)


starting at $125/night plus tax

Accommodation Options and Cost

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Best Western Columbia River Inn
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Submission Info

A limited number of posters selected from submitted abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the meeting, and submissions for short oral presentations will be selected from abstracts to create the final program of meeting speakers.

Members of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) younger than 40 years of age are encouraged to apply for one of two JSID Travel Awards of 100,000 JPY each to attend and present a poster.

Students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply for one of 9 Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Eugene M. Farber Travel Awards of $1,200 each to attend and present a poster.

Young investigators and bright stars in the field of precision dermatology whose focus is Epidermolysis Bullosa are encouraged to apply for an Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation Travel Award of $1,200 to attend and present a poster.

Young investigators who are members of a traditionally underrepresented group are encouraged to apply for a Montagna Symposium Director's Award, a travel fellowship designed to encourage underrepresented scientists from a variety of scientific backgrounds to get involved in skin research.

Abstract submission deadline 2017-07-23
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Do not exceed 200 words.

Include all authors' full names and their institutions.

Briefly summarize the study's background, purpose, results, and conclusions, in that order and without headings.

Write with a general scientific audience in mind, and avoid nonstandard abbreviations, acknowledgments of support, footnotes, or references.

Submit as a Word attachment via email to the Montagna Symposium Administrative 


Indicate in your email if you wish to be considered for an SID Farber Travel Award, a JSID Travel Award, or a Montagna Symposium Director's Award. If a lab head or mentor is submitting the abstract, please indicate who the presenting author will be.

For Farber Award: Please confirm that you are currently in training (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) OR that you received a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago and are not PI of NIH R01 or equivalent research funding.

For JSID Award: Please confirm that you are a member of JSID and younger than 40 years of age.

For the Montagna Symposium Director's Award: please submit 1) a letter via the email address above describing your background and goals and any efforts you've made to encourage other underrepresented young investigators in science and 2) a current CV. An abstract submission is not required to be considered for a Director's Award. .

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Molly Kulesz-Martin, PhD Symposium Director , Department of Dermatology , Oregon Health & Science University

Phone: 503-418-4273

Fax: 503-418-4266


Organising Agency

Molly Kulesz-Martin, PhD Symposium Director , Department of Dermatology , Oregon Health & Science University

Phone: 503-418-4273

Fax: 503-418-4266


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