September 25, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Washington Hospital Center – Chevy Chase ClinicBusiness Meeting – Tuesday September 25, 2018
The meeting was called to order at: 7:15PM

I. Committee Reports
A. Social
a. Welcome Cocktail Reception at Clyde’s Georgetown on September 6th, was well received and enjoyed by all that attended

B. Plaque presentation for Dr. Ali Hendi in acknowledgment for his service, dedication and tireless efforts as President of the society during the period 2017-2018.

C. Advocacy
a. Update from Dr. Redbord – allowing children to apply sunscreen at school and is on a state and federal level.
b. Dermatology Coding Update -Dr Elston urged the group to participate in the AAD’s campaigns to reform proposed the billing changes in 2019. He also urged the group to join the AMA.

D. Scholarship

a. Scholarship Committee 2018-2019: 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, 2018 and April 1, 2019

E. Atlantic Derm Conference 2020.

a. Recent meeting with Chairs and Residency Program Directors
b. General Timeline, Patient viewing, Subcommittees, Social Event, etc.

F. Recent Changes in the Calendar:

a. New date for Residents’ appreciation dinner: Tuesday February 5th, 2019, Maggiano, Washington DC
b. New date for GW Academic meeting: Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

G. CME credits: If you are a DC Derm member in good standing and have registered your phone with the WHC CME text 184 to 202-796-7323 to receive instant CME credit for tonight’s meeting. Transcripts may be downloaded from WHC CME at If you cannot text in tonight, please email John Garza at

II. New Business

A. Dr.’s Vesna Petronic-Rosic, Patricia Lucey, Shlomit Halachmi, Kent Handfield, Ginette Okoyo and Sanna Ronkainen, are presented for membership. They will be voted on at the next meeting.

B. Membership Application: Payment online option:

III. Thank you to Dr. Vesna Petronic- Rosic, Christine DeWitt, residents and all contributing physicians for the interesting clinical cases presented.

IV. The invited speaker for the meeting is:
Dr. Dirk Elson, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina,
Leg Ulcers and Infections

IV. The next DC Dermatological Society meeting will take place at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30am-12pm with Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Pincus (UCSF)

The meeting was adjourned at: 7:30PM