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Session Information

CRS C018 - Volunteers Abroad Course: Advanced

Tuition fee and ticket required for admission


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 601

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Camille E. Introcaso, MD, FAAD

  • Daniel Berg, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Esther Ellen Freeman, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Benjamin Stoff, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the dermatologist's role in development of sustainable dermatology services in developing countries
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of diseases commonly seen in developing countries
  • Identify key components of providing clinical care including surgical care, working with a limited formulary, teaching, and conducting dermatologic research through international volunteering

This course discusses some issues from the Beginner course in more detail, including how to develop a leadership role as an international volunteer. Using the audience response system, the course stresses working with local populations to address dermatologic needs sustainably, and includes working with a limited formulary and developing surgical clinics, dermatologic curricula, and performing appropriate dermatologic research. Registration includes a networking reception for participants and speakers of both courses immediately following the Beginner’s course on Sunday, March 23, 2014. 3.75 Category 1 CME credits


  • Naafs B, Padovese V. Rural dermatology in the tropics. Clin Dermatol 2009;27:252-70.
  • Nordlund JJ. Volunteering for humanitarian projects. Clin Dermatol 2009;27:395-400.
  • Saxton-Daniels S, Pandya A. Impact of short-term dermatology medical trips in the developing world. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007;56:672-4.


Monday, March 24
9:00 AMWelcome and Introduction / Dr. Introcaso
9:05 AMTropical Dermatology Review / Dr. Kovarik
9:55 AMDermatologic Surgery Abroad / Dr. Berg
10:20 AMBreak and Tropical Dermatology Unknown / Dr. Introcaso
10:35 AMDeveloping Sustainable Dermatology Services Abroad: Patient Care With Available Resources / Dr. Stoff
11:05 AMDeveloping Sustainable Dermatology Services Abroad: Dermatologic Curriculum / Dr. Carlos
11:30 AMDeveloping Sustainable Dermatology Services Abroad: Ethical Dermatologic Research as Part of Volunteering / Dr. Freeman
11:55 AMConclusion / Dr. Introcaso