Current Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, and Andrea Francis

(Please email editors if there is blog-worthy news that you would like to see shared)

Past Editors: Elise Weisert, Michael Ryan, Keith Wagner, Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Friday, August 20, 2004

QUEST 2004

A 16 Year Tradition

Friday, August 20 & Saturday, August 21, 2004

Quest is the annual new student welcome for all students sponsored by the Office of the President at UTMB. It is not an orientation program but a unique Galveston tradition to induct students quickly into the UTMB world of friends, colleagues and faculty. Quest is hosted by students from the four schools at UTMB and is coordinated by the Office of Student Life in conjuction with the QUEST Student Planning Committee. DIG will be there to seek out those that are in with skin!

Monday, August 16, 2004

First DIG Meeting

Attendees: Dr. Richard Wagner, Tasneem Poonawalla, Jennifer Pike, Emily Fridlington, Kristin Boose

Don't worry if you were not there and wanted to be--you can still offer your input and vote and be a part of the projects.


1)Introductions--each member present introduced who they were and how they got interested in dermatology

2)Elections--each 3rd year interested in dermatology who wants to be President next year and Vice President this year must submit a profile which will be posted on the Blog and then an election will take place. Details on how the voting will be done will be announced shortly.

3)Projects--a few ideas were proposed. It was determined that students interested in dermatology should continue to stay involved in skin cancer screening events, and the Galveston County Health Fair. An idea was proposed on education of high school students on acne.

4)Next meeting--will be held sometime in October, the agenda at the next meeting will be advice offered by senior medical students to junior medical students for greater success during the match, and development of project ideas.

NEW FOR 2005! Call for Abstracts...

NEW FOR 2005!


You are invited to submit case presentations for review and presentation for the Intersociety Liaison Committee Abstract Concurrent Sessions at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

In support of specialty unity, the AAD Board of Directors approved a recommendation, to offer member societies of the Intersociety Liaison Committee the opportunity to hold concurrent sessions on Sunday afternoon of the Annual Meeting. The purpose of the sessions is to assure that the AAD Annual Meeting offers a representative cross section of programming from our dermatology subspecialties. The sessions will consist of oral paper presentations and will allow expansion of the educational program beyond the Advances in Dermatology plenary session.

These oral abstract-based sessions will be 2-3 hours in length at the discretion of the society, with a recommended length of 15 minutes per presentation. Abstracts will be submitted via the AAD web site, as indicated below. Abstracts will consist of a listing of author(s) and contact information as well as a 2500-character description of the presentation. Authors will also choose the specific session to which the abstract should be submitted. Session directors, appointed by the society, will select abstracts to be presented in coordination with the Scientific Assembly Committee.


QUALIFICATIONS: All members of the Academy and/or members of the respective ILC society are invited to submit abstracts.

REQUIRED INFORMATION: Primary author/name; Academic affiliation; Mailing address of primary author/presenter, including phone, fax, and email address; Secondary author(s) & academic affiliation(s); Title of presentation; Abstract description (limited to 2500 characters); and Society to which abstract is being submitted.

Go to AAD Homepage at www.aad.org.
Go to “What’s New” or “63rd Annual Meeting” link.
Follow the online submission instructions. (*NOTE: All abstracts must be submitted online).

Following is a list of the PARTICIPATING member societies of the AAD Intersociety Liaison Committee:
American Contact Dermatitis Society
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Association for Professors of Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Society
Photomedicine Society
Society for Investigative Dermatology
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Women’s Dermatologic Society

Contact the AAD Meetings & Conventions Department at aadmeetings@aad.org;
Phone: 847/330-0230; Fax: 847/330-1090.

Friday, August 06, 2004

First DIG meeting

Dear DIGUTMB members,

Our first meeting is scheduled on Monday August 16, 2004 from 5pm to 6pm in the dermatology conference room on the 4th floor of McCollough.

Dr. Wagner, our faculty advisor, will be presiding as well.

The agenda will be:
1) Introductions
2) Ideas for officers and elections
3) Project ideas

If for some reason you cannot make it, that is okay, the meeting will be posted on the DIGUTMB blog and your input via email or comments can be included before any major decisions are made (such as officers, etc.)

Tasneem Poonawalla