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  • Skin Screening @ the Legislature: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Sign Up Today to be a Volunteer!

    On Thursday, May 22, we will be holding our third annual Skin Screening at the Legislature for legislators, their staff members and others visiting the Legislative Building that day. We will begin at 9:00am and plan to finish by 3:00pm.

    The free screenings will consist of full- or partial-body examinations, sharing skin cancer handouts with information on how to find a dermatologist, and teaching skin self-examinations.

    We need dermatologists (residents are welcome!) to volunteer even a few hours of their time to make this skin screening event a success. If you are able to volunteer, please fill out the response form (PDF) and return by email (ncderm@ncmedsoc.org), fax (919-833-2023) or mail (PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611). Thank you for helping us make this event a success again this year!
  • 2014 Summer Meeting
    July 18-20, 2014
    The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.



NCDA Backs Important Bill Seeking to Ban Indoor Tanning Bed Use among Teens

New legislation introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly would protect children and young adults from the dangers of skin cancer by prohibiting those under the age of 18 from using commercial indoor tanning beds.

"Doctors all over North Carolina – especially dermatologists – are seeing an epidemic of skin cancer in younger and younger people," N.C. Dermatology Association President Dr. Susan Sanders said. "Some of these patients have melanoma, which can be deadly. And all of these patients may face a lifetime of doctor visits, surgery, scarring and medical bills directly linked to their use of tanning beds."

The tanning bed legislation is supported by a coalition of medical and public health organizations, including:

•American Cancer Society
•North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control
•North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force
•North Carolina Dermatology Association
•North Carolina Medical Society
•North Carolina Oncology Association
•North Carolina Pediatric Society
•AIM at Melanoma

"These groups have endorsed this legislation because the science is clear: indoor tanning poses a serious health risk to thousands of young people in our state," Sanders said.

For more information on this issue and the latest updates on the bill's passage through the NC General Assembly, visit www.preventskincancernc.org.

In related news, NCDA Past President, Robert E. Clark, MD, PhD, of Cary Skin Center, PA, spoke to Raleigh's NBC 17 News about indoor tanning. Watch the video:












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