Conference to address kids’ skincare needs

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Anyone who frequents social media pages and popular blogs will know that this past summer’s ongoing obsession was sun protection.

A growing awareness of sun damage – in all of its forms – has led to a deeper concern among parents when it comes to the health of their little ones.

And yet according to Dr. Leslie Castelo-Soccio of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, “Most dermatologists are very cautious with kids and probably not as familiar with treating them.”

CPD has the answer: this fall, the Paediatric Dermatology Update will address key issues faced by physicians and their tiny patients.

Topics will range from allergies to Lyme disease and the program will equip medical professionals with the research and techniques they’ll need to improve quality of care.

The Modern Medicine Network notes that there are very specific challenges when it comes to treating young patients, including age-related tolerance as well as emotional responses to treatments.

Which is why medical professionals responsible for every stage of the treatment process will gather on November 25, 2016 to engage in a conversation exclusively about kids.

In the meantime, Closer advises that parents rub sunscreen on their children regularly, spend time in the shade, and make sure their kids are drinking plenty of water.

Yes, even in October.

The Paediatric Dermatology Update is coming November 25, 2016. For more information, visit www.cpd.utoronto.ca/paediatricdermatology.