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Br J Gen Pract. 2005 January 1; 55(510): 59.
PMCID: PMC1266257

Dermanities Day: on a human scale 17 February 2005

The Dermanities Day conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been designed for dermatologists, trainees, students, and other healthcare professionals who wish to consider some aspects of their professional lives that transcend those usually covered at Continuing Medical Education meetings. The sessions will provide registrants with opportunities for personal and professional enrichment in a relaxed and open-ended forum. This will be accomplished by combining passionate speakers, varied and engaging topics, a casual luncheon and dinner, and time for personal reflection.

This year's programme will focus on many issues that relate to caregiving for skin practitioners. A superlative and eclectic faculty has been assembled to address the following areas:

  • art and dermatology,
  • burnout,
  • humor and medicine,
  • illness narratives,
  • literature and dermatology,
  • medical history,
  • travels of a dermatologist.

In addition, the first annual Humanitarian in Dermatology Award will be presented.

Dermanities Day will challenge you to use your heart and mind as you consider topics and areas of central importance to humane caregiving and self-care. It will help you to refocus on the enjoyment and satisfaction our vocation can offer.

The conference fee will be determined by the relatively modest operating costs. A US$50 supplement has been added to each registration to support Dermanities, our online medical humanities journal (www.dermanities.com).

Please be advised that we are limiting the number of registrants to 50 to assure that each member of our group has time to interact with faculty and other delegates. If you would like to attend, please sign up early to reserve a place. More information on the programme can be found at: http://humanemedicine.org/neworleans/index.html.


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