Date: Thursday, October 08, 2015
The UBC Learning Circle welcomes you to join us in a pre-lunch presentation session about ‘things under your skin’.
In this presentation, Dr. John Pawlovich, FCFP a returning guest to UBCLC and Dr. Neil Kitson, Dermatologist, will discuss with First Nations communities about the common problems you can identify at home.
Dr. John Pawlovich and Dr. Neil Kitson have over 40 years combined experience in working with common dermatological conditions. Both doctors are actively working in rural communities with the Rural Education Action Plan and have also travelled to and worked in many First Nations communities.
In today’s session, Dr. Pawlovich and Dr. Kitson will bring you a general overview encompassing concerns for general cases and common skin rashes.
Please Note: You are free to ask the questions about certain conditions but please leave out the identity of the person you are enquiring about as this is a publicly recorded session. The doctors will not perform actual diagnosis in this session. However, they will be able to answer some treatment questions, and of course inform you on how to schedule appointments with specialists within your area.
- acquiring knowledge that will help in diagnosing skin conditions
- learning about the process of consultation with dermatologists
- recognizing the differences between common conditions
- learn different management strategies for conditions
- some tips and tricks for local treatment in a rural community setting
At the end of this session, the learner will:
- Know we exist, and how to find us
- Be encouraged to think of ideas for dermatology in their own settings
- Know about the size of the jar.
About the Presenters:
Dr. John Pawlovich is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC. He completed his medical degree in 1994 at UBC. He then went to Chilliwack where he completed a two year Family Practice Residency. He has worked in many rural and remote sites across Canada. Over the last fifteen years an interest in Aboriginal Health evolved with a focus of bringing innovative primary care and specialty services onto reserve to reach the people most in need. Using new technology such as telehealth from his home in Abbotsford, Dr Pawlovich is able to connect to multiple remote aboriginal communities to help provide the daily primary care they deserve and need. He continues to make monthly visits to northern aboriginal communities to ensure the closeness of his relationship to the people remains strong. In 2009, the College of Family Physicians of Canada honoured Dr. Pawlovich with the Reg Perkins Award as British Columbia’s Family Physician of the Year. He is currently the director of the Rural Education Action Plan in British Columbia.
Dr. Neil Kitson is a dermatologist with UBC where he is an Associate Professor, and on staff at Vancouver General Hospital. His academic interest is in the permeability barrier of the skin. He is from a small town in northern Ontario (Treaty 3). When he was in Grade 7, he was a day student at Cecelia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora.
His mother recently reminded him
that, even as a medical student, he was interested in the possibilities of medicine at a distance. He believes that there are social, medical, and financial benefits to developing telemedicine in dermatology, and is particularly interested in rural communities.
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