Dermatologists face a wide range of medical cases, and this year’s Salzburg Weill Cornell seminar in Dermatology covered a broad range of topics, discussing just about everything a dermatologist may see in their medical practice. From October 16-22, 2022, 30 fellows from 21 different countries, including the African countries of Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Tanzania, gathered in Schloss Arenberg to hear 26 didactic lectures. The subject matter ranged from Skin Signs of COVID-19, Genodermatoses, Dermatology in Skin of Color: Clinical and Therapeutic Nuances, Stress and Skin Diseases, Pediatric Inflammatory Skin Disorders, and more.
Dr. Richard D. Granstein, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine, served as the course director, with Dr. Georg Stary, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Medical University of Vienna, serving as the co-course director. The exceptional faculty consisted of Dr. Andrew F. Alexis, Dr. Johann Bauer, Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, Dr. Karen Chernoff, Dr. Verena Isak, Dr. Kira Minkis, Dr. Simona Saluzzo, Dr. Georg Stingl, Dr. George Varghese, and Dr. Stefan Woehrl.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon were dedicated to fellows’ case presentations, which provided a great opportunity for fellows to hear about unique and sometimes country specific cases from around the world, as well as to receive excellent feedback and guidance from the expert faculty members. Four cases were chosen by the faculty as excellent case presentations, which will be published on the OMI Online Case Library. Wednesday afternoon came just in time for a much-needed break, in which faculty and fellows could enjoy a beautiful free afternoon in Salzburg and the surrounding areas. The faculty took an excursion to the Salzburg lake district, visiting the lovely village of St. Gilgen and experiencing a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains.
A private chamber music concert with musicians from the local Mozarteum University was performed for faculty and fellows right here in Schloss Arenberg on Thursday evening, and the Friday evening graduation ceremony and three course dinner concluded the seminar. Fellows are surely heading home with a brain full of knowledge and a heart full of memories!