8 Tips for Joining a Pharmaceutical Board
Advisory Board
by Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, FAAD, FACP on
If you are a physician who would like to become a part of a pharmaceutical board, here are tips to keep in mind when pursuing your next step. 1. Find an area you are passionate about, whether it is psoriasis, eczema, actinic keratoses, acne, lasers, fillers, and then start to try and publish papers on the topic. 2. Submit abstracts and present your findings in that particular area at meeting …
So you want to become a KOL?
Becoming a KOL
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Many dermatologists wonder how best to become a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) or Thought Leader.  While there is no right or wrong way to accomplish this, following are some thoughts on ways to go about it. Ways to Enhance Your Reputation and Become a KOL It is important to have an opinion. This may seem obvious, but many individuals who want to be well thought of avoid expressing any opinion that …
Ask the Expert: Dr. Hilary Baldwin on Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Acne Awareness Month gives us access to international thought leader and acne guru Dr. Hilary Baldwin. Dr. Baldwin is medical director of the Acne Treatment & Research Center in Morristown, NJ which adopts an integrative approach to provide acne patients with additional services not typically offered in traditional dermatology clinics. If you have questions about her integrative approach to ma …
Up Close with Derm Thought Leaders
Faculty Advice
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
Dermatology Advice from Industry Thought Leaders on Their Biggest Mistakes, Learning Lessons, and What They Would Tell Their Younger Selves This year’s ODAC - Aesthetic, Surgical and Clinical Dermatology Conference offered attendees an amazing faculty roster ranging from leaders in medical dermatology to surgical dermatology and everything in between. Next Steps had the chance to catch up with …
6 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
by JONATHAN S. WEISS, MD on
The practice of dermatology offers many avenues to expand one’s professional horizons and skills: surgical and/or cosmetic specialization, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology, to name a few. One such area of sub-specialization is clinical research, namely pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials. This is the process whereby new medications are tested prior to approval by the FDA, …