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COVID-19: Urgent Medical and Aesthetic Issues for Dermatology

COVID-19 JDD WEBINARStreamed live on April 1st, 2020, and now available to watch on-demand, this webinar panel provides discussion, guidance, and leadership for dermatologists and dermatology practices during the global coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of 2 hours, 7 different thought leaders join the conversation, discussing questions that are on the mind of many dermatologists in the country.

Click here to read a review of this webinar.

Moderator: Joel L. Cohen, MD

Panelists: Neal Bhatia, MD, Adam Friedman, MD, William D. Humphries (President, Ortho Dermatologics), Sue Ellen Cox, MD, Kavita Mariwalla, MD,
Carrie Strom (Senior Vice President, US Medical Aesthetics at Allergan)

COVID-19: Your Financial, Legal, Employment and Medical Questions Answered

COVID-19 JDD Webinar Part 2Dermatology colleagues and thought leaders examine the legal and financial concerns during the global coronavirus pandemic and answer your most pressing questions.

Hear from experts on:

-Furlough vs. layoffs;
-Mortgage and rent relief programs;
-The CARES Act;
-The pros and cons of leveraging NPs or PAs for teledermatology;
and more.

Watch a recording of this webinar here.

COVID-19: The Resident and Program Director Perspective

COVID-19: The Resident and Program Director Perspective

Dermatology colleagues answer resident concerns during the global coronavirus pandemic. Discussions include the date of the boards, being redeployed into other units, working on non-emergency skin conditions in clinics, and many more questions submitted by your colleagues.

Moderated by:
– Adam Friedman, MD (Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology, GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences )
– Misty Eleryan, MD (Chief Dermatology Resident, GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences)

Joined by Program Directors and Chief Residents from 4 other programs:

Tufts University School of Medicine: Sarah Robinson, MD (Assistant Program Director) and Brooke Rothstein, MD (Chief Resident); University of Louisville School of Medicine: Courtney Reynolds Schadt, MD (Program Director) and Meg Wetzel, MD (Chief Resident); UCSF School of Medicine: Erin Mathes, MD (Program Director) and Michael Waul, MD (Chief Resident); Henry Ford Health System: Holly Kerr, MD (Program Director) and Angad Chadha, MD (Chief Resident).

Co-hosted by Derm In-Review and GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Watch a recording of this webinar here.

COVID-19: Special Considerations for the Skin of Color Patient – Expert Panel Discussion

COVID-19 SOCU WebinarDuring this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Andrew Alexis and a panel of key opinion leaders, Drs. Pearl Grimes, Heather Woolery-Lloyd, Amy McMichael, and Eliot Battle, discuss special considerations and practical approaches to managing dermatologic disorders in skin of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical topics addressed include the following:

• Hair Disorders
• Pigmentary disorders
• Aesthetic concerns
• Inflammatory disorders (including acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and others)

In addition, they provide guidance on how to stay connected with your skin of color patients on social media and discuss other emerging concerns such as:

• Vitamin D deficiency among people of color and its potential relevance to COVID-19 in patients of color
• COVID-19 related shifts in common dermatologic concerns in skin of color
• Impact on the practice of aesthetic dermatology for skin of color

Co-hosted by the Skin of Color Update and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, in partnership with SanovaWorks, Derm In-Review, Next Steps in Derm, and ODAC.

Watch a recording of this webinar here.

COVID-19: The Invisible Impact on Dermatologists and Dermatology Practices

COVID-19Dermatology colleagues and thought leaders examine the hidden impact of COVID-19 on dermatologists and providers, including new and small private practices, emotional wellbeing and the evolving priorities placed on providers during the global coronavirus pandemic. Panelists discuss their first-hand, personal experience living with COVID-19 and ways it has impacted their physical and emotional health, practice, and personal life.
Learn simple steps you can take in the wellness sphere, crisis management and return to practice concepts for both large and small dermatology practices.

Moderators: Richard G. Fried, MD, PhD (Board Certified Dermatologist & Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director, Yardley Dermatology Associates)
Panelists: Evan Rieder, MD (Board Certified Dermatologist & Psychiatrist, NYU Langone Health); Paul Jarrod Frank, MD (Chief Medical Officer & Founder, PFRANKMD); Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD (Founder, Entière Dermatology)

Watch a recording of this webinar here.

COVID-19: The Invisible Impact on Team Members

Join colleagues and thought leaders as we examine the emotional and logistical impact of COVID-19 on employees. Panelists will discuss job loss, mental wellbeing, employee’s top concerns and communication surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic.

Experts will discuss ways to offset anxiety and depression, steps to take care of your emotional well-being and logistical challenges such as homeschooling and balancing the ever-changing priorities during this crisis. There will also be discussion surrounding manager communication strategies, what works, what does not work and ways employers can calm employee’s fears during the pandemic.

JDD CME library offers virtual learning during COVID-19

JDD CME LibraryThe JDD CME library is now updated to accommodate a growing demand for online CME resources. We expect this demand to grow in light of the cancellation of some medical meetings due to the global COVID-19 situation. Access the CME library here.