Tulane Dermatology in the News
26th Tulane Dermatology Update and All That Jazz
April 20-23, 2016
Westin New Orleans Canal Place
New Orleans, LA
Presented by: Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology
and the Tulane University Center for Continuing Education
This year marks the 26th Tulane Dermatology Update and All That Jazz. As part of our celebration, we have an outstanding faculty covering a variety of topics that will provide both CME credit and MOC Self-Assessment Credit. The meeting will be in the heart of the French Quarter at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place where you can step out into the vibrant street life and enjoy all the great restaurants just steps away. Details and conference program...
Governor Jindal Signs LSMS Sponsored Bill
LSMS was honored to participate in the a bill signing ceremony for HB 746 by Representative Helena Moreno now Act 193. One of LSMS's legislative package, HB 746 prohibits the use of UV tanning equipment by persons under the age of 18.
Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors Clears First Legislative Hurdle
Dr. Mara Haseltine, President of the Louisiana Dermatological Society and faculty member at Tulane, lobbies for a ban on tanning beds for those 18 years and younger. Currently, the law states children 13 years and younger are not to use tanning beds. If passed, the new law would increase the age to include those 14 to 17 years of age. Dr. Haseltine says, “The more sunburns you have before you're 18, you're more likely to get melanoma later in life. It's a clear cut issue. There's no debate. It's a very dangerous cancer. We're finding melanomas on body parts that generally would not be exposed to the sun, so we know they are from indoor tanning." Read more
Spots (Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students) is a medical student volunteer group started at Tulane in 2012 by first year dermatology resident, Amy Metzger (pictured left). Tulane first year medical students are trained by Tulane dermatology residents and then go to local high schools to teach about pathogenesis and risk factors for skin cancer, as well as sun protection methods. Read more »
Cosmetic Dermatology Magazine
Special University Issue: Tulane University Health Sciences Center
• Devices for Rejuvination of the Aging Skin
• Mechanisms of Skin Aging
• Neurotoxin Treatment for the Upper Face
• An Overview of Injectible Fillers With Special consideration to the Periorbital Area
• Vitamin-Based Cosmeceuticals
These and other articles can be read at www.cosderm.com »
The Magazine of Tulane University School of Medicine
More than Skin Deep
Tulane's Department of Dermatology works with complex cases, using treatments that are the most advanced between Birmingham and Houston.