NCDA 5th Annual Skin Screening at the Legislature

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
North Carolina Legislative Building, Raleigh

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Please consider volunteering to assist with a unique public service/advocacy event to be sponsored by the NC Dermatology Association during the 2016 session of the NC General Assembly. On Wednesday, June 1, we will be holding our fifth 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 screening will again be in the Legislative Building, room 1124/1224.

This event is being conducted as a part of our ongoing advocacy initiatives, and was instrumental in achieving passage of a new law last year prohibiting minors' access to commercial tanning beds in North Carolina. 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. This event offers an excellent opportunity to reinforce the message we have been promoting about the dangers of indoor tanning and help strengthen our legislative relations. Additionally, individual meetings with legislators will be scheduled.

We need dermatologists to volunteer to make this skin screening event a success. We realize that it may be difficult to participate for the full day, but please try to support this effort to the extent you can. Residents are welcome and encouraged to participate as well. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served to volunteers.

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2016 NCDA Summer Meeting, July 8-10

Save the date! The NCDA is heading to historic Williamsburg, VA for the 2016 NCDA Summer Meeting, July 8-10. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge. For room reservations, contact The Lodge at 800-261-9530 and request the NCDA group rate of $219 per night.

  • View the brochure at http://bit.ly/NCDA2016SMREG.
  • Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/bfqfj3.
  • The Williamsburg Lodge is located in the heart of the Revolutionary City. Just steps from the action, the inviting lodge boasts a world-class restaurant and convenient access to spa and golf recreation amenities. Fun for the whole family, admission ticket discounts and special daily events are just the beginning of the exclusive guest benefits.

    Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels and the Revolutionary City are conveniently located within the Historic Triangle and just minutes from two extraordinary adventure parks: Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Busch Gardens offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy thrilling roller coasters, animal encounters, great dining and shows, including the debut of London Rocks, a new production in the park’s Globe Theatre that explores the powerful role that music plays in people’s lives. Guests can splash and slide the summer away at Water Country USA, Virginia’s largest water park with more than 25 water attractions.


    New Officers Elected at 2016 NCDA Annual Meeting

    The NCDA announces Dr. Pamela Guest (Pinehurst) was elected President at the 2016 NCDA Annual Business Meeting this past weekend in Pinehurst. The business meeting was held on Saturday, January 16, in conjunction with the NCDA Annual Meeting. Dr. Guest is joined on the Executive Committee by Dr. Kevin Stein (Winston-Salem), President-Elect, and Dr. Donna Culton (Chapel Hill), Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Russell Kilpatrick (Greenville) will continue his service to the Executive Committee in the role of Immediate Past President.

    Your 2016-2017 NCDA Executive Committee
          


    NCDA News


    Prom just got a whole a lot healthier, thanks to the NCDA’s leadership and support of the Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act. The NCDA-backed legislation achieved its final hurdle on May 21 when N.C. Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law. The new law, which becomes effective on October 1, 2015, prohibits tanning facilities from allowing minors under the age of 18 to use indoor tanning equipment. Governor McCrory signed the hard-won Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act into law at the Executive Mansion with the late Rep. Fulghum’s wife Mary Susan, and his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at the Governor’s side.

    “This law will save lives and significantly help protect children and young adults from the growing epidemic of skin cancer,” said NCDA President Russell Kilpatrick, MD. “We thank our legislators and the governor for their support and action on this important health issue.”

    For all of the latest NCDA news, be sure to check out our latest newsletter.




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