"We were delighted to educate and screen tournament spectators and members of the media who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors and did not fully realize the necessity of year-round sun protection in the Bay Area's cloudy and cooler weather," remarks event chair Dr. Spellman.
The following local dermatologists volunteered at the outreach: Keira Barr, MD, Sonia Badreshia, MD, Kelly Cordoro, MD, Juliette Lee, MD, Paradi Mirmirani, MD, Kristin Nord, MD, Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, MD, Mary Spellman, MD, Lynn Sydor, MD, and Nancy Todes-Taylor, MD. WDS President Suzanne Connolly, MD of the Mayo Clinic (Arizona) joined in the sun safety educational outreach as well.
Boston University medical students Cindy Bae and Lisa Nguyen conducted the campaign's first formal questionnaire, which was designed to measure the impact of viewing sun damage on participating individuals in terms of present and future sun protection behaviors. The study will eventually be published after further data is collected during a future WDS outreach.
Enhancing the public outreach in support of the physicians were
dermatology nurses Janet Lewis, RN and Pat McClelland, RN, both members of
the Dermatology Nurses Association, and Pat Wong, RN. Others providing
hands-on support included Sandy Esquivel, Nora Zappas and several family
members of the WDS dermatologists, including young children who helped
distribute free sunscreen to the crowd.
Event highlights include:
-- 292 sun damage assessments were conducted utilizing UV reflectance
-- 242 individuals participated in the sun
|SOURCE Women's Dermatologic Society|
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