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Dec. 2, 2011
Liability perils and legal implications
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This presentation will be given by Susan Preston, president of Professional Program Insurance Brokerage & Padraic Deighan, M.B.A., J.D. Ph.D., at the 10th Anniversary Meeting - March 19-21, 2012.

Meeting open to members and non-members.
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This presentation will explore the liability issues that have been in the forefront this past year and what you need to know to protect yourself. The legal implications of working within a dermatology practice or medispa will be reviewed.

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Is a mole benign or cancerous? New staining test can provide new measure
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Up till now, finding out if a mole is a potentially life-threatening melanoma has been a complex task, resulting in both under- and over diagnosis. However, a novel diagnostic staining test has been designed, developed and studied by investigators at Weill Medical College. According to the researchers, the test can provide a new measure of determining whether a mole is benign or cancerous, and has the potential for expanded use across all cancers. The study is published in the Nov. 21 issue of the Archives of Dermatology. More

Do different races have different skin care needs?
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Bare Escentuals is launching a seven-product mineral skin-care line developed specifically for Asian skin—and it has more to do with geography than skin-tone: "The texture (of the mineral line) gives a smooth feeling without stickiness and thus is also comfortable for the highly humid climate specific to Asia," said Shiseido, their parent company, in a press release. The line will debut in Japan this March and will then be released in other Asian countries. More

Needles and other sharps (safe disposal outside of healthcare settings)
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This webpage gives tips for safely disposing (getting rid of) needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind when at home, at work, and while traveling. More

Skin cancer rate may be higher in high-radon areas
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Rates of one form of skin cancer may be elevated in areas with naturally high levels of the radioactive gas radon, a U.K. study suggests. But researchers caution the findings do not prove that radon raises people's risk of the disease, known as squamous cell carcinoma—a highly curable type of skin cancer. More

Shortages of surgical drugs may pose threats to patient safety
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The United States is facing ongoing shortages of several critical anesthesia medications shortages with potentially serious effects on patient care and safety, according to a special article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). More

Stop wrinkles with a bee sting
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It might not sound that appealing but scientists believe the venom in bee stings can boost collagen, which gives skin its youthful elasticity and make it less susceptible to sun damage. More

10th Anniversary Meeting Registration Open,
March 19 - 21, 2012, in San Diego

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    Meeting Registration Fees:
    Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference class requires additional registration fee for Non Members. SDSS Members need only to reserve a spot for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

                                         Prior to January 19th                                 After January 19th

    SDSS Members                             $300   *or use Installment Plan                 $395

    (add'l member same office)           $180                                                        N/A

    Non-Member                                $375                                                      $495

    Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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