Dermatologists give Back to the Phoenix Community

Apr 12, 2012, 11:18 ET from American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology offers volunteer activity as part of its Leadership Forum

PHOENIX, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by American Academy of Dermatology:

Who: Dermatologists from cities across the country who are attending the American Academy of Dermatology's (Academy) Leadership Forum.

What: Academy member dermatologists are giving back to the Phoenix community by volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteers will be participating in the organization's Fresh Perspectives Program, completing mini home makeovers for two families in the community. Activities will include cleaning, organizing, painting, some light repairs, and yard work. Through the dermatologist's assistance, the families will be afforded a fresh start.  

The efforts are part of the Academy's Leadership Forum, a meeting designed to advance young dermatologists' leadership and communication skills while networking with colleagues and Academy leaders. This activity allows young dermatologists to be role models and demonstrate an important leadership trait.

When: Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Two Phoenix-area homes selected by St. Vincent de Paul

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair, and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology