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FRM F155 - Eradicating Scabies & Delivery of Dermatologic Care in the Developing World

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Claire Fuller, MD

  • Margot J. Whitfeld, MD
  • Isabel Maria del Pilar Casas, MD
  • Roderick J. Hay, MD - Handout
  • Aisha Sethi, MD, FAAD

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

  • Describe examples of capacity building dermatology and formulate an approach to deliver skin care in a resource poor setting.
  • Outline the workings of the International Foundation for Dermatology
  • Recognize scabies as a neglected tropical disease and define the global initiatives to address control.

The session will share the highlights of the achievements of a selection of the International Foundation for Dermatology partners describing some of the projects in Africa, South America and Cambodia. In addition it will address selected aspects of international lobbying for dermatological care for the resource poor setting using scabies as an example. Finally it will touch on tips for teaching in an unfamiliar environment. Participants will be encouraged to share their own expertise and or brainstorm future possible approaches and designs for capacity building dermatology provision for the unreached.


Tuesday, March 25
1:00 PMInternational Alliance for the Control of Scabies – Establishing an effective international force for dermatology. Raising the bar of influence of dermatology on WHO stage / Dr. Hay
1:25 PMImpacting on skin cancer reduction and improvement in quality of life for Persons With Albinism. / Dr. Sethi
1:50 PMPodoconiosis an example of community engagement and harnessing people/patient power. / Dr. Fuller
2:15 PMCommunity Dermatology – How to reach isolated rural communities with minimal resources in a sustainable way / Dr. Casas
2:40 PMTeaching Dermatology in an Unfamiliar Environment - sharing tips / All faculty