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Vice Chair Contacts & Tips for a Successful Event

Regional Vice Chair Contact Information

West Region

Kimberly Butterwick, MD (San Diego, California)

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon & Washington

Northwest Region

Adrienne Stewart, MD (Denver, Colorado)

Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming

Midwest Region

Emily Keimig, MD (Chicago, Illinois)

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee & Wisconsin

Southeast Region

Alysa Herman, MD (Coral Gables, Florida)

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina & South Carolina

South Region

Kelly Nelson, MD (Houston, Texas)

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas
Lucie White, MD (Houston, Texas) 

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas

Northeast Region

Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAAP (Bronx, New York)

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & Vermont

Mid-Atlantic Region

Valerie Callender, MD (Glenn Dale, Maryland)

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, & West Virginia







Tips for a Successful Regional Event

Below is a list of suggested tips created by the WDS Regional Committee for you to consider when planning your regional event. These tips are based on the obstacles and successes of past WDS regional events:

  • Collaborate with other local dermatology organizations and meetings
  • Engage your WDS Regional Vice-Chair as much as possible
  • Allow yourself enough lead time to plan, fund, and advertise your event (6-8 weeks lead time suggested)
  • Be prepared - know the goals of your event and stick to them
  • Do your research - understand your venue, be mindful of any restrictions or possible obstacles
  • Involve the media when appropriate (local skin cancer screenings)
  • Make your event memorable
  • Offer something unique that will attract attendees
  • Involve other local WDS Members in the planning and encourage them to host the next event
  • Keep detailed notes on your planning initiatives and record of attendees for future regional events
  • Send completed Regional Post Event Debrief Form back to the WDS office after each regional event so the committee can keep an accurate and detailed database of all regional events