COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE: STRUCTURE / AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The ISPD Board of Directors created the Communication Committee to promote education in Pediatric Dermatology globally and share experiences among ISPD members and experts in the field. The ISPD Communication Committee consists of two sub-committees:
1. Education Committee
2. Social Media Committee
Who Can Access
All activities by the Communication Committee are for ISPD members only. Registered members can view the content and participate in discussions by logging into the ISPD Website with their e-mail ID and password. If you are not a member, we encourage you to join for free by submitting the application form here.
E Learning Cases:
A Pediatric Dermatology case for diagnosis is posted once every two weeks and the diagnosis with bulleted teaching points appears the next week. Cases for this activity can be submitted by all ISPD members. For more information, click here.
2. Cases for Discussion
1. Cases for diagnosis
2. Cases posing therapeutic challenge
3. Rare/interesting teaching cases
Submitted cases will be reviewed initially for clarity of the photographs and description, as well as potential teaching value by the Education sub-committee. Input will be collected from the ISPD members and the Committee member assigned for the case will post a short summary.
Submitters of cases will be encouraged to send follow up information that could elucidate the diagnosis or therapeutic course. If a rare case is submitted, viewers who may have a similar case can offer assistance (e.g., offer of genotyping or other service without cost) are encouraged to send a note to the ISPD, providing an opportunity to link the anonymous submitter of the original case(s) with others for potential publication and assistance.
3. ISPD News Bulletin:
ISPD News Bulletin are released quarterly (January/April/July/October) since July 2019. The content includes:
Editorial (By the News Editor or one of the Education sub-committee members)
A brief update on recent ISPD activities (regional conferences, sister society meetings, etc.)
FDA approvals of drugs or else for use in Pediatric Dermatology/Pediatrics (that may also apply to Pediatric Dermatology)
CDC recommendations/updates (in the recent past) on diseases related to Pediatric Dermatology
WHO recommendations/updates (in the recent past) on diseases related to Pediatric Dermatology
Any other news updates related to pediatric dermatology including emerging viruses, tropical diseases, primary/acquired immunodeficiencies/stem cell transfer/genetics/new drug trials etc. from authenticated Medical sources (can include review of literature, updates from the conferences in respective fields etc.)
Pediatric Dermatology literature review from non-Dermatological journals
Pediatric Dermatology literature review from Dermatology journals on significant topics
A brief review of significant Pediatric Dermatology activities including conferences, camps, symposia across the globe
Social Media Committee