Letter from the 2021-2022 President

Dear Dermatology Colleagues,

I hope that you and your families have safely endured through these past eighteen tumultuous
months. When I started making the 2021-22 academic year calendar, it had reflected some sense
of normalcy. Just in this past week, however, we have reversed our decision to hold live or
hybrid meetings, and Washington, D.C. has brought back the indoor mask mandate.

Thus far, we have five confirmed meetings on the schedule. The first two meetings will be virtual
only and the other meetings are to be determined. Please see the academic calendar for details about date, time, and
confirmed speakers. We will continuously monitor the situation that this pandemic has created;
and if it is safe to meet in person, we will add a social event for our members and the resident
case presentation competition back to the schedule. As a medical society, we are committed to
providing excellent meetings and high-quality learning opportunities for our colleagues.

During my dermatology residency at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown, I was very impressed with how active
our society was. It has been over ten years since I completed residency, and we have sustained a
high level of engagement from our members. I hope I can continue that tradition during my year
of leadership. Please feel free to contact me at dukesingh@gmail.com with any comments or
suggestions to improve our society. I encourage any of my colleagues to reach out to me at any
time. I look forward to a productive year and putting the pandemic behind us.


Saurabh Singh, M.D.
2021-2022 President
Washington D.C. Dermatological Society