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F026 - Volunteers Abroad: Beginners

Friday, February 16; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize unique challenges and workarounds for dermatologists participating in short-term international volunteering during training, early career and mid-to-late career.
  • Identify programs that facilitate short-term international volunteer opportunities for dermatologists.
  • Summarize common myths about short-term international volunteerism.


Have you contemplated volunteering abroad as a dermatologist but weren't sure where to begin or how to make it work? Whether you're in training, just starting in practice or nearing retirement, this session will provide you with all you need to get started. You'll learn about inspiring experiences, unique challenges, practical tips, common myths and established opportunities related to volunteering abroad as a dermatologist. Please join us for this fun and interactive session! This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 20 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.


  • Beverly, Roland S. III, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Chan, Aegean, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kelly, Nancy, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Knapp, Alexia Passe, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Lipworth, Adam D., MD: Modernizing Medicine – SH(ST);
  • Patel, Vishal, MD: Science 37, Inc. – E(SO), SH(ST);
  • Stoff, Benjamin, MD: Celtaxsys Inc – I(Fees);
Friday, February 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Stoff / Introduction and welcome
1:05 PM
Dr. Chan / Introduction to volunteering abroad, trainee experience
1:25 PM
Dr. Knapp / Introduction to volunteering abroad, early career experience
1:45 PM
Dr. Beverly / Introduction to volunteering abroad, established career experience
2:05 PM
Dr. Lipworth, Kelly, and Dr. Patel / Panel: How to get started
2:30 PM
Dr. Stoff / Myths and realities of volunteering abroad
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 25C
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Adam D. Lipworth, MD, FAAD
  • Aegean Chan, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Alexia Passe Knapp, MD, FAAD
  • Nancy Kelly, MD
  • Roland S. Beverly III, MD, FAAD
  • Vishal Patel, MD, FAAD