Location: Medical University of South Carolina, 68 President Street, Bioengineering Building, Room 112, Charleston, SC 29403
Time: 5:00 p.m. Patient to patient discussion group
6:30 p.m. Educational Lecture
Expert Speaker: Dr. Alan Snyder
Topic: Cutaneous Manifestations, Concerns and Considerations in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Alan Snyder, MD, MSCR is a second-year dermatology resident at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Before obtaining his Doctor of Medicine and MS in Clinical Research at MUSC where he was in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, he double majored in Biology and History with a minor in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has co-founded two medical device companies and is an enthusiast of biomedical innovation. Dr. Snyder is a resident member of the American Academy of Dermatology as an Author and Interviewer for AAD Dialogues in Dermatology Series.
Dr. Snyder’s current clinical interests include cutaneous wound healing, genodermatoses, underserved dermatologic care and connective tissue diseases. His current research interests include wound healing, population behaviors towards sun protection, novel medical imaging techniques, and drug repurposing for genodermatoses. Dr. Snyder is the author of over 50 publications and poster presentations and has been awarded over $100,000 in grant funding for his research efforts. He recently finished conducting his first clinical trial.
Having a father afflicted by the complications of Hypermobile EDS, Dr. Snyder has been a lifelong advocate of this patient population; he is avidly involved in integrating dermatologic care and research into the future EDS Institute at MUSC. He will be presenting his preliminary research findings on the cutaneous manifestations of hEDS at the World Congress of Dermatology in Singapore in July 2023.