May 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Howard University Hospital
Tuesday May 16, 2017

The meeting was called to order at: 7:23 PM

I. Committee Reports

A. Advocacy:
Advocacy efforts – Lisa Percy Albany, J.D, Associate Director, State Policy, American Academy of Dermatology Association and Victoria Pasko, Senior Specialists State Policy provided updates on Bed Tanning and Sunscreen Access Legislation.

II. New Business

A. Membership application was voted on Yelena Frankel, M.D. who was unanimously accepted into the society.

III. Volunteer Nomination: Our society is full of members who promote good will in our communities. Dr. Venna reminded to send member nominations for this recognition which will be given by the DC Derm Society at the end of the year

IV. Dr. Hendi announced that the Skin Cancer Foundation will be coming to Washington DC on June 15-16th to perform free skin cancer screening and it is looking for volunteers. They are offering free membership for a year.

V. Thanked Dr. Rebat M. Halder, Chairman of Department of Dermatology at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Purmina Sau, Professor of Dermatology at Howard University Hospital and all residents and fellows for the interesting clinical cases presented.

VI. The invited speaker for the “John A. Kenney Jr” Lecture was Dr. Henry W. Lim, Chair Emeritus of the Department of Dermatology and Senior Vice President for the Academic Affairs of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, and President of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Lim talked about “Photoprotection, Vitamin D and Skin Phototype: what should we tell our patients?” He also provided a brief talk on “American Academy of Dermatology Update”.

VII. The next DC Dermatological meeting will take place on June 6th, 2017 at the Suburban Hospital (NIH).
The meeting was adjourned at: 7.26 PM

Respectfully submitted by: Florencia Anatelli MD