Everybody’s skin is different, so it is not surprising that the same skin conditions may be recognized and treated differently depending on the individual. As Neil Prose, a pediatric dermatologist at Duke University Medical Centre, says, “treating a dermatology condition isn’t a one-size-fits-all matter”.
Children’s skin differs from adult skin in several ways; these differences must be considered by dermatologists during the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric skin conditions. In addition, treating children presents an additional challenge, as they may be nervous to be at the doctor’s office. Paediatric Dermatologists possess a unique, specialized skillset that allows them to properly assess and treat children’s skin conditions in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment.
The 2018 Paediatric Dermatology Update will provide an opportunity for medical professionals to update this unique skillset and discuss relevant issues in pediatric dermatology. These topics include:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Skin of colour
- Drug reactions
- Community management of pediatric dermatology patients
Paediatric Dermatology Update is presented by the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids). The conference will take place on November 23, 2018 at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning in Toronto. Paediatricians, dermatologists, family doctors, nurses, residents, and fellows are encouraged to attend.
For more information and to register, please visit https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/paediatricdermatology/.