Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We have two exciting opportunities to share with you.
1. We invite you to join us for the IFD Migrant Health Dermatology Summit
This is hybrid meeting in Malta on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet other dermatologists and health professionals, learn about the latest developments, and develop best practice for dermatological care for migrant groups.
The event is free to attend (see below for location and accommodation details for those attending in person).
The broad aims of this meeting are to develop dermatological solutions to the skin health needs of migrants, displaced people and refugees by:
- Determining how dermatologists can support health professionals dealing with migrants’ health in different settings, such as reception centres and refugee camps, as well as during outreach activities in migrants’ communities
- Building collaborations with NGOs, UN agencies and governments in addressing migrants’ health needs related to skin disease and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Developing guidelines and a curriculum of dermatological training for frontline health workers working with migrant groups
- Facilitating and encouraging opportunities for dermatologists, migrant health specialists and frontline health workers to educate and learn from each other
- Raising awareness of the challenges we currently face and sharing best practice
The main sessions will be from 16:00 - 19:00 on Friday 13 May and from 09:00 - 13:30 Saturday (all timings Central European Summer Time).
For those attending in person there will also be an optional dinner on Friday and Saturday and a choice of workshops following the networking lunch on Saturday.
The event takes place at the Salini Resort Hotel, Salina Bay Malta, around 8 miles (13 km) from Valetta and Malta International Airport. Accommodation is also available at the venue and we have negotiated a discounted rate for Summit participants - please ask for details of how to book.
The event is free to attend but we regret we cannot cover the cost of flights or accommodation for participants.
2. Take part in the GLODERM Mentorship Programme
The GLODERM Mentorship Programme is focussed on global health dermatology leadership training, as opposed to clinical skills mentorship. The programme will include a yearlong virtual leadership curriculum and a one-month in person placement with their mentor. The Mentorship Programme aims to develop a network of Mentees who will support each other as they build programmes, start initiatives, and improve access to skin health services globally!
In addition, mentees will receive:
- Global health dermatology leadership training
- Global community of mentor-mentee pairs
- Advice and guidance about how to set up global health initiatives
The Programme is open to residents and practicing dermatologists but unfortunately not to medical students.
You can find out more about the GLODERM mentorship programme here: https://www.gloderm.org/mentorship-programme
The application deadline has been extended to 20 May 2022
We also invite you to join our growing community of mentors. By signing on to be part of our Mentor pool, this does not mean you will have a Mentee every year. But you will be matched one-to-one with a Mentee as appropriate candidates arise. We will always check with you to make sure this works with your timing before formally assigning you a Mentee for the year. It is intended that there will also be opportunities for training and skills development for our Mentors, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with other Mentors and the GLODERM Leadership Team. Whilst there is no financial incentive to be a Mentor, we hope you agree that the importance of giving back to our field and training our next generation is invaluable.
More information about becoming a Mentor is available here: https://www.gloderm.org/become-a-mentor
Membership & Communications Manager