January 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Washington, D.C. Dermatological Society
Business Meeting Report/Minutes
Kenwood Country Club – Resident Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, January 17, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Maral Skelsey at 8:22 p.m.

Dr. Skelsey thanked Dr. Sandra Read for sponsoring the meeting at Kenwood and for discussing the need to support SKINpac. She also thanked the guest speakers Dr. George Hruza and Mr. Blake McDonald for their outstanding presentations.

I.  Minutes from the Friday, November 16t,h, 2012 meeting were approved unanimously.

II. Committee Reports

  1. Advocacy Committee – Dr. Kelly Redbord reiterated Mr. McDonalds points about the importance    of advocating for our patients and specialty and noted there are many opportunities to do so.
  2. Social Committee – Dr. Ben Lockshin stated the first social event will be sometime after the Atlantic Dermatological Conference. If you event ideas – please contact him with suggestions.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – No updates.
  4. Adhoc Membership Committee – Dr. Krivda noted that he and Dr. Walter Giblin will have data for the May meeting.

III. Old Business

  1. 90th Atlantic Dermatological Conference April 12-14, 2013. Preparations for the meeting are ongoing. Online registration for this event is now available – including early registration discount. *** Dr. Sabrina Newman Chair of the Clinical Committee stated there is time for final additions of great last minute cases. Please contact her if you have one (202-341-2418).***

IV.  New Business

  1. Dr. Ben Lockshin presented the case to purchase and use a small electronic credit card reader to make collecting dues easier.  Its purchase was approved unanimously by the membership.
  2. Dr. Gulson Erdag and Dr. Jennifer Reese were presented for membership.  Voting on their applications will take place at the May 2013 meeting.

Next Meeting – 90th Atlantic Dermatological Conference April 12-14, 2013.

Next regular meeting – May 21, National Institutes of Health, 6:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
Stephen Krivda M.D.,