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Help reach a $1 million summit: Mount Kilimanjaro climb raises funds for SPOT Skin Cancer™

July 4, 2014

Ellen Marmur, MD, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative. Dr. Marmur explains that she created Skin Cancer – Take a Hike™ to raise $1 million for the SPOT™ program, and to encourage other Academy members to launch similar initiatives to educate patients about skin cancer and raise money for SPOT™.

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Dialogues in Dermatology

 

President’s blog

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Dialogues in Dermatology offers free series featuring authors of JAAD articles
By Terry Cronin, MD

Terry Cronin, MD, editor-in-chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, describes a new initiative that allows members to access free downloads of interviews with authors of selected JAAD articles. He also gives details on a free special Dialogues in Dermatology issue focusing on patient safety.

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Advocacy efforts are vital to future of specialty
By Brett Coldiron, MD

AAD President Brett Coldiron, MD, discusses the importance of members contributing to advocacy efforts. He also explains the Academy's efforts to develop a data registry.

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Video roundtable

Ask the Academy

What research breakthroughs are on the horizon?

In this video roundtable discussion, Dermatology World physician editor Abby Van Voorhees, MD, discusses the potential for new research breakthroughs in dermatology with Mark Lebwohl, MD, Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE, Karen Edison, MD, Brent Moody, MD, and W. Patrick Davey, MD, MBA.

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Will CMS continue to make code updates in advance of the ICD-10 compliance deadline?

CMS recently announced that they will allow limited code updates to ICD-10 code sets. These updates will capture new technologies and diagnosis and will be released in the Oct. 1, 2015, code set release.

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Photo of the week

 

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Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine along with the University of California - San Francisco joined forces with the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants at a recent baseball game to encourage the use of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and to raise awareness of skin cancer. UCSF's Kelly Cordoro, MD, and Siteman Cancer Center patient Spencer Bacus threw out first pitches Saturday, May 31, to signify the effort. They were accompanied by Siteman Cancer Center dermatologist Lynn Cornelius, MD, who is one of Spencer's physicians.



 

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