May 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Howard University Hospital Center

Business Meeting
Thursday May 27, 2021

The meeting was called to order at: 7:05pm

I. Committee Reports

A. Advocacy: Members are receiving a periodic email with the updates from the AAD Advisory Board Committee activities provided by Dr.Kelley Redbord (DC Derm representative)

B. Scholarship Program
a. Scholarship Committee 2020-2021: Dr. Maral Skelsey (chair), Rosemarie Liu, Jennifer DeSimone and Benjamin Lockshin.
b. Ten thousand dollars has been ear marked for scholarships and grants. Applications are due by October 1, 2021 and April 1, 2022
C. Dues
a. Please pay your dues on line at

II. New Business
A. Presentation for membership and voting for applicant Mana Ogholikha, M.D.

III. We Rock Cancer teams with area dermatologists to provide free screenings for at-risk and underserved populations at live music and athletic events…we make skin cancer screenings cool! Please watch your email for future events and opportunities to get involved.
IV. Thank you to all the residents and faculty at Howard University Hospital Center for preparing the conference today.
V. The invited speaker for the meeting is: Jared Jagdeo, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Center for Photomedicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Key Note Presentation – “Visible Light Phototherapy and Clinical Laser Cases”

VI. CME: The society member attendants will receive 2.75 CME credits for the meeting. CME’s will be awarded to your WHC CME account according to the virtual presentation log. Please fill out the CME form in the chat room. Please DO NOT attempt to text in for credit it will not work.

VII. Discussion for continued Virtual Meetings or live meetings for 2021-2022 meetings

VIII Next meeting is to be determined at George Washington University Hospital Center in September 2021,

IX: Closing remarks from President Samantha Toerge, M.D.

The meeting was adjourned at: 7:15pm

Submitted by: J. Garza, Adminstrator