Attendees will be presented with a diverse roster of products at the Pediatric Dermatology Society’s live meeting on Sunday, July 10. The morning began with “Creating Solutions for Labor Shortages: SPD Town Hall Session,” encouraging leaders and attendees to share their thoughts and opinions on the pediatric dermatology labor shortage. Patient access is a growing problem due to long wait times and the results of a recent member survey on the topic will be shared and discussed.
Elena Pope, MD, will present Part 2 of the Hurwitz Lecture Series: “Treatment of Orphan Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities.” Here, Dr. Pope studies rare diseases that affect 10% of the population, 2/3 of which are children; sadly, 30% of these children die before the age of 5.
Additionally, Aaron Carroll, MD, will discuss digesting health news in the media, offering advice such as considering absolute risk, not putting too much weight on observational data, and acknowledging the harms and benefits of advice. article.
Toby Maurer, MD, will share global health opportunities for pediatric dermatologists. Maurer teaches and conducts telemedicine research in projects in Kenya, Uganda, India and Bangladesh, and is also working with the National Library of Medicine on the intersection of teledermatology and artificial intelligence.
Finally, review the annual report of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), created by leaders in 2012 in response to an unmet research need in pediatric dermatology. In addition, SPD’s Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards will be presented on the last day of the SPD Conference, as well as travel and mentoring awards.