On Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, Dr. Wingfield Rehmus returns to the UBC Learning Circle.
In this session, Dr. Rehmus will discuss atopic dermatitis, the most common cause of childhood eczema. She will review what is known about the causes of the condition and the treatment recommendations for children who have it. Emphasis will be placed on discussing the impact of eczema on children and their families, what parents and caregivers can do to help children with eczema, and on new thoughts about food allergies and eczema.
About the Speaker
Dr. Wingfield Rehmus is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an Associate Member of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. Prior to moving to Canada in 2008, she lived and worked in the Republic of Palau, an island nation of 20,000 residents in the Western Pacific, for 2 years. She completed her residency training in 2001 at Stanford University and remained on faculty conducting clinic research until moving to Palau. Her primary interest is in improving access to care in areas that have limited access to resources, particularly in those that are limited by their remote nature. She is actively involved with the American Academy of Dermatology currently serving as the Chair of the Education and Volunteers Abroad Committee.
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