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F030 - Volunteers Abroad: Advanced

Friday, March 1; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the dermatologist's role in development of sustainable dermatology services in developing countries and discuss the diagnosis and management of diseases commonly seen in developing countries.
  • Discuss potential challenges and pitfalls and how to make the project sustainable. Outline potential ways to develop a central resource center that could help provide valuable information, tools, educational materials for the dermatologist doing humanitarian work abroad.
  • Identify key components of providing clinical care including surgical care, working with a limited formulary, teaching, and conducting dermatologic research through international volunteering, establishing and providing pathology services Also, understand the ethical challenges with doing in resources poor settings.

Description

This advanced volunteer abroad course complements the beginners course. Attendees will be presented with discussions including ethics of volunteering, challenges and pitfalls of starting non-profits or starting a new sustainable volunteer effort, conducting research overseas, as well as compiling a volunteering toolbox and engaging in discussion with panelists about their experiences. Focus will also be on the challenges of making the effort sustainable. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 20 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.

Disclosures

  • Freeman, Esther Ellen, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kovarik, Carrie L., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Pasieka, Helena, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Phung, Thuy, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Saulters, Kacie: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Sobanko, Joseph, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Stoff, Benjamin, MD: Celtaxsys Inc – I(Fees);
  • Strasswimmer, John, MD, PhD: Genentech, Inc. – SP(H); La Roche-Posay Laboratorie Pharmaceutique – Independent Contractor(Grants/Research Funding); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – SP(H);
  • Tran, Thanh-Nga Trinh, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Schedule
Friday, March 1
3:30 PM
Dr. Tran and Dr. Strasswimmer / Welcome and Introduction
3:35 PM
Dr. Pasieka / Challenges in International Medical Dermatology
3:50 PM
Phung / Global Pathology in Vietnam
4:05 PM
Dr. Sobanko / Making Surgical Dermatology Sustainable in Resource-Limited Countries
4:20 PM
Dr. Kovarik / Teledermatology
4:35 PM
Dr. Freeman / Conducting Research Overseas
4:50 PM
Dr. Saulters / Global Health Education and Building Partnerships
5:05 PM
Dr. Stoff / Global volunteerism as global health: An ethical framework
5:20 PM
All faculty / Panel discussion
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, March 1
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 158A
  • CME Credits
    2.00
  • Type
    MOC
Directors/Co-Directors
  • Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • John Strasswimmer, MD, PhD, FAAD
Speakers
  • Benjamin Stoff, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Esther Ellen Freeman, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Helena Pasieka, MD
  • Joseph Sobanko, MD, FAAD
  • Kacie Saulters
  • Thuy Phung, MD, PhD