Warfield Weekly Update
Jan. 21, 2011

Feb. 7-9, 2011
9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.


Meeting Registration Fees:
Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference classes require additional registration. SDSS Members need to register for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

SDSS                                       $250

Non-Member                              $350

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.


Make 2011 the year to get NCEA Certified
The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks. NCEA Certification Program is currently available in the United States and Canada.

What being NCEA Certified means... NCEA Certified (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations) is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession. To learn more visit www.NCEACertified.tv.More

American Academy of Dermatology issues updated position statement on vitamin D
Medical News Today
The American Academy of Dermatology has updated its position statement on vitamin D based on the results of a review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health recently conducted by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM). More

Skin creams may not protect against all UV light
Many daily skin creams that claim to provide ultraviolet protection and anti-aging benefits may not have enough of the critical ingredients needed to block UV-A light, according to new research. That means consumers who rely on these products may be vulnerable to the effects of UV-A rays, including skin darkening, wrinkles, and skin cancer, in some cases. More

Acne bug could be the cause of your infections
Medical News Today
Previously, researchers thought the detection of P. acnes at the site of these infections was due to contamination from the skin. For example, an infection at a site within the body after surgery, could have been caused by bacteria transferred to an open wound from the skin during an operation. But recent research has contradicted this, suggesting P. acnes already within the body, may be the cause. Although it is often disregarded as a harmless bystander when found in blood and tissue swabs taken from patients, we should not rule out this bug in the diagnosis of disease. More

Reasons why you may not get that full-body skin cancer exam from your doctor
Los Angeles Times
Full-body skin cancer exams are essential for catching the disease, but a study finds that those tests may not always happen for a number of reasons. The study, published Monday in the journal Archives of Dermatology, surveyed dermatologists, family practitioners and internists to find out how many regularly performed full-body skin assessments on patients. If the test didn't happen, they were asked what the obstacles were. More

Patients respond best to only most relevant patch test results
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine
Experts in contact dermatitis are finding that good outcomes after patch testing might be more of a matter of how the results are used than anything else. According to Matthew J. Zirwas, M.D., director, Contact Dermatitis Center, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, some new studies are revealing novel approaches for managing patients after patch testing that are more likely to benefit the patients. More

Teens have plastic surgery to avoid bullying
The Huffington Post
left ABC News reports that more and more teens are getting plastic surgery, specifically in order to avoid bullying. About 90,000 teens underwent cosmetic surgery in 2007—not all cases were due to teasing—and the most common procedures were nose jobs, breast reductions, breast augmentations, ear tucks and Botox. Elisabeth Hasselbeck talked to several teenagers who have gone under the knife and an assortment of doctors and psychiatrists. Check out what they had to say. More