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NCADS accepting new members


Cleveland - The North American Clinical Dermatologic Society (NACDS) is accepting applications for new members.

Cleveland - The North American Clinical Dermatologic Society (NACDS) is accepting applications for new members.

The group, founded in 1959, interacts with international colleagues around the world.

"We appreciate how much dermatologists have in common despite our geographical separation, and we learn from new approaches to diagnosis and treatment at different university centers in many parts of the world," says Elizabeth A. Abel, M.D., a member for the past 12 years.

Besides the scientific activities, the NACDS also offers post-meeting excursions to enjoy tourism activities in the surrounding areas.

The society has a yearly award for a resident whose paper is selected for presentation. This year's recipient is Jenny Murase, M.D., who presented her research on "Hormonal effect on psoriasis in pregnancy and postpartum." The recipient of the first award, Luis Garza, M.D., also attended and presented his paper on "Ultraviolet A1 therapy for scleroderma and sclerodermoid graft-versus host disease." Both recipients were awarded all-expense paid trips for two and an honorarium.

New members are asked to give an initial presentation. Category 1 CME credit of approximately 20 to 30 hours is available for each meeting. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.NACDS.com/; or contact Clem Doxy, M.D., president or Judith Koperski, membership chairwoman. Next year's trip will be to China. In 2008 the group will travel to Ireland.

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