9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Meeting Registration Fees:
Prior to Dec. 7 After Dec. 7
SDSS $250 $395
(add'l member same office) $180 N/A
Non-Member $350 $495
Registration Cancellation Policy: A written notice of cancellation must be received to the SDSS Executive Office , 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, no later than Jan. 7, 2011. We will issue your refund less a $100 administrative fee, after the annual meeting.
Hotel Room Rate: $169
*Rooms MUST be booked through the SDSS Executive office. Download Hotel Registration Form here.
Preliminary Meeting Program
Monday, Feb. 7
Scientific Program 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Sponsored Scientific Program 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Download Exhibit Prospectus
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Post-Conference Classes 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class 1: Laser & Light Therapies - What You Need to Know Before Performing Procedures
Additional Fee: $199.00
Class 2: NCEA Certification Prep Class *Includes FREE Records Verification
Additional Fee: $99.00
Training Manual Fee: $109.00
*Class Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the NCEA Certification Training Manual Knowledge Reviews and Candidate Application Requirements. Go to www.NCEACertified.tv for complete certification steps.
Pamela Matheny, MBA/HCM, CMPE, MoPM, CPC
Meeting expectations of your practice as well as your patients
How does the skincare specialist balance the competing needs of patients, employer and other staff, in today's busy medical practice in challenging economic times? Sometimes, meeting the needs of everyone involved can be frustrating and may affect patient satisfaction. This presentation will provide information about keeping balance in competing needs and protecting your value. At the end of the presentation the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the need to balance competing needs.
2) Develop and encourage engagement of all staff.
3) Define leadership responsibility for role modeling desirable behaviors.
4) Identify how social exchange theory influences provider/patient/employee/leader interactions.
Future of dermatology will bring greater demand, more physician extenders
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
The key concerns that dog dermatology today—healthcare reform, workforce woes and the impact of cosmetic dermatology—aren't going to disappear soon, sources say. Nevertheless, they say, the specialty will survive, although probably with more nonphysician clinicians delivering dermatologic care. Healthcare reform ranks high among many dermatologists' worries for the immediate future. More
Computer system may help identify skin lesions for biopsy
Doctors Lounge Share
The MelaFind computer system, which uses automatic image analysis and pattern recognition to help identify skin lesions that may need biopsy, appears useful in evaluating pigmented lesions, according to research published online Oct. 18, in the Archives of Dermatology. More
Alternatives to surgery remain popular among patients, experts say
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
Noninvasive procedures—specifically, filling agents—are maintaining their popularity with patients, both as independent cosmetic treatments as well as adjuncts to cosmetic surgery, according to plastic surgeons at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). More
Researchers weigh pros and cons of sun exposure
The Stanford Daily Share
Excessive sun exposure can bring with it life-threatening diseases, particularly skin cancer–but a growing fear of skin cancer may lead to vitamin D deficiency in overprotective patients or those who spend too much time indoors. The dichotomous impact of sun exposure has become a focus of research for dermatologists at Stanford. This month's Archives of Dermatology published a research study conducted by assistant professor of dermatology Jean Tang M.D. Ph.D. '03 on correlations between vitamin D deficiency and a rare form of skin cancer called basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS). More
Surgery to remove facial tumors proves to be life-saving
Maurice Simpson has great enthusiasm for life, despite his challenges with huge facial tumors. He recently underwent what turned out to be lifesaving surgery and was featured in a recent Discovery Channel documentary. Whether hitting the highway on his motorcycle or pumping iron at the gym, Simpson does it with confidence. But it wasn't always that way. Last year, a man noticed Maurice at work and offered to pay for cosmetic surgery. More
Cosmetic surgery rebound could be good economic sign
Chicago Sun-Times Share
Bryn Collins paid nearly $10,000 for a facelift and eyelid surgery 10 years ago. Now, at age 65, she could have another, but opted instead for "facial fillers"—$1,500 injections that smooth eye wrinkles and mouth lines for 18 months. Though Collins' psychology practice was still smarting from the recession, she found a way to finance the shots. She quit shopping, hoarded the change in her pockets, and set aside the first $20 of every ATM withdrawal until she had saved enough. Collins' willingness to part with hard-earned cash resonates with cosmetic clinicians who say demand for Botox, fillers, chemical peels, breast enlargements, nose jobs, Lasik eye surgeries and other out-of-pocket procedures are creeping back after a dismal three years in the elective-surgery business. More