September 29, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Washington Hospital Center
September 29, 2015

Called the meeting to order at 7:15pm

I. Committee Reports

A. Social Committee – Dr. Redbord acknowledged the work of Drs Anatelli and Reese in organizing the picnic and their continued interest for next year. For 2016, the thought is to move this social event to a date in early July, which would introduce the new dermatology residents to the community.
B. Membership survey – Dr. Redbord announced that we will use survey monkey to ascertain members’ interests in specific activities and also query members on logistic issues regarding meeting number, location, day of week, time. We anticipate using this information to give the membership a meaningful use of their time.
C. Advocacy – Dr. Redbord discussed the AADA Legislative Conference which was held in DC and encouraged participation from members at future meetings.
D. Membership dues – briefly reminded members to maintain and update dues.
E. Scholarship – Dr Redbord informed the membership about the overhaul of this committee and announced the appointed committee members. This committee will be chaired by Dr A Erhlich.

II. New Business

A. New Texting system for CME credits. Text in tonight. Register your phone first by texting in your email address to 202-796-7323 (only has to be done once). Then text code 184 to 202-796-7323. You should receive a reply confirmation text.
B. WRNMMC meeting will require special accommodations to get on base. Dr. Nicholas Logemann reviewed protocol with membership.

III. Invited Speaker for this evening was Julia Nunley, M.D. Professor of Dermatology at VCU. She enlightened the group with a presentation entitled “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas”

The next DC Dermatology meeting is scheduled for Saturday morning October 24, 2015 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The meeting was adjourned at 940pm.

Respectfully submitted by Suraj Venna