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Latest Women's Dermatologic Society Stories

2013-09-10 12:29:48

2013 marked the fourth year of La Roche-Posay's SOS program dedicated to educating the public about sun safe practices. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Having performed over 8,000 free skin cancer screenings all over the country, La Roche-Posay, known for its long-standing expertise in UV sun protection, has been dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of sun safety with its annual SOS - Save Our Skin program over the past four years. Through this initiative, the...

2013-06-24 16:27:35

Worldwide Expert in Sun Protection Celebrates Summer and Promotes Sun Safety with a Stunning Art Installation in Madison Square Park NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin cancer is a preventable disease, yet it will touch one in five Americans(1). In a study conducted by Steven Q. Wang of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Dermatology Division(2), 86% of surveyed participants knew sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer when used with other protection measures, yet despite...

2013-03-26 08:28:59

Vivian W. Pinn, MD, Senior Scientist Emerita at the National Institute of Health's Fogarty International Center served as keynote speaker ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) announces its 2013-2014 Officers, Board of Directors and annual honorees as presented at its 40(th) Anniversary Celebration and Annual Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami. Lynchburg, VA...

2013-03-14 12:28:07

La Roche-Posay and the WDS Educate Children, Parents and Teachers by Launching Their Sun Protection Initiative in Five Public Schools Across the Country NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of last year's inaugural Time Out, Protect Your Skin (TOPS) initiative, La Roche-Posay and the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) are going national. Launching this year in five public and private schools across the country, the TOPS program will increase awareness...

2012-05-08 06:32:11

NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans is expected to develop skin cancer in their lifetime. And, studies show that having one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence can more than double an individual's chances of developing a melanoma later in life [1]. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120508/NY03241 ) La Roche-Posay, a worldwide expert in ultraviolet (UV) protection, had this in mind when it...

2012-04-24 02:29:01

MT. ROYAL, N.J., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During a bustling recent outreach at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival, a team of Washington, DC-area volunteers representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) set a record performing the most free skin cancer screenings in a single-day event, along with the highest-ever percentage of referrals to dermatologists, since the organization's Play Safe in the Sun Campaign began in 2004. Under the leadership of DC-Metro...

2012-03-28 02:24:20

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), the nation's third largest dermatologic organization, announces its 2012-2013 Officers, Board of Directors and annual honorees, as presented at the 37th Annual Meeting Luncheon held recently in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting in San Diego. Lynchburg, VA dermatologist Janet G. Hickman, MD has assumed the role of WDS President, following Immediate Past President Diane...

2011-08-25 06:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of board-certified Connecticut dermatologists representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings to tennis fans attending the New Haven Open on Finals Day, Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 11 am-5 pm. Sun damage assessments, sun safety education and free sunscreen will also be provided by volunteers in the WDS tent located in the exhibition area at the Connecticut Tennis Center. This community...

2011-06-23 15:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an important milestone for the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) and its award-winning skin cancer prevention and sun safety campaign, Play Safe in the Sun, Greater St. Louis volunteers reached out to the breast cancer awareness community for the first time since the outreach began in 2004 by participating in the downtown's recent Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ®. The expanded focus was prompted by data indicating that...

2011-05-23 05:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst a spate of exciting news and developments, the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) Is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Officers and Board of Directors, annual honorees and initiatives, as presented at the 36th Annual Luncheon held earlier this year in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting in New Orleans. New York City dermatologist Diane S. Berson, MD has assumed the role of 2011-2012 WDS President,...