The WDS is working to mitigate the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by connecting the WDS community during these rapidly changing times and providing needed resources.
Virtual Networking Opportunities
This new series of positive, uplifting online networking events are led by the Chairs of WDS Committees and are open to all WDS members. Come for fun and fellowship with your colleagues and friends in WDS.
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Virtual Resident Education Opportunities
The WDS Resident Education Series is a collection of live educational sessions on a variety of topics spanning the breadth of dermatology. Recordings of past live Resident Education events are available online - login to the WDS Members Only Website: www.womensderm.org/members
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New Temporary Remote Resident Membership Type
New in 2020 is a Temporary Dermatology Resident Membership, which will allow more immediate access to remote teaching for residents who are not yet WDS members. Help increase the impact of WDS programs by spreading the word to your colleagues and residents.
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International Journal of Women's Dermatology Articles
The IJWD is providing COVID-19 peer reviewed reliable information to dermatologists and their patients. Visit the IJWD website for more information: www.wdsijwd.org
- The Response of Women’s Dermatologic Society and the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jenny E.Murase, Dedee F. Murrell
- Art of prevention: Life in the time of coronavirus
Mohsen Baghchechi, Jeffery Dunn, Navin Jaipaul, Sharon E. Jacob
- Dermatoethics: Self-Prescribing Plaquenil during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Victoria J. Stoj, Jane M.Grant-Kels
- Management guidelines for pregnant healthcare workers exposed to infectious dermatoses
Vidhatha Reddy, Alexander L Kollhoff, Jenny E Murase, Kathryn Martires
- The role of virtual support groups for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa during the COVID-19 pandemic
- The Dermatologist’s Perspective: Why is COVID-19 mortality lower in females than males?
Dedee F. Murrell, Jenny E.Murase
March 31, 2020
The WDS is working to mitigate the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and inform our members of the most current recommendations for addressing changes to our practices. We encourage members to visit the WDS website for updates on WDS programs and initiatives and to monitor the AAD website for practice management guidance. In addition, visit the CDC, WHO, and AMA for current COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.
As you are all aware, the WDS annual meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Physician leadership and staff have worked to address the direct and indirect challenges this has raised for our organization. We are committed to delivering on the mission of the WDS despite these challenges. Donations to the WDS are always welcome. Please show your support and make a donation today.
As we move forward as a community during these rapidly changing times, the WDS will create solutions to provide our educational programs. You will see greater attention to remote learning, mentorship and networking opportunities across our programs. We are working on diversification of our revenue streams and we are working with our industry partners on novel educational initiatives. Thank you for your strong commitment to the WDS!
Together, 2020-2021 will be an exciting and fulfilling year for us all.
Molly Hinshaw, MD