If you are unable to attend the FIRST Family Conference, not to worry. We’ll
be sharing the “Indy 2014” experience with you, as much as possible, on
Facebook and Twitter throughout the conference. You can look forward to
interviews with attendees and same-day photos of all the families, friends,
Be sure and stay in touch with all the excitement by using #FIRSTNFC, the
official conference hashtag! Plus, after the conference we’ll be sharing a
post conference summary, including video clips of presentations along with
news articles, blog posts, and e-mails derived from the very latest
research, treatments and tips for living with ichthyosis, as discussed at
The FIRST National Family Conference kicks-off on Friday morning, June 20 at 7:00am EDT, and will continue until Sunday, June 22 at 1:30pm. Stay tuned!
At this year’s National Family Conference in Indiana, Bethanee Schlosser, MD, PhD will lead a new breakout session, “Unique Considerations for Women with Ichthyosis.” During this session, Dr. Schlosser will identify and address the unmet needs of women with ichthyosis as it relates to their overall skin health, sexual functioning, and quality of life. This is a unique learning opportunity for women, including a rare chance for women to voice personal experiences and concerns, in a safe and comfortable environment, and to ask those “taboo questions” often left unspoken. The session will include:
- Effect of ichthyosis on specific functions (breast sensation, lactation, sexual function, etc.) as well as quality of life.
- Women’s skin health as it relates to vulvar mucosal dermatology.
- Patient-to-patient resources; group discussion; Q & A …and more!
This is a session for female attendees in any stage life. And, for those of you who may not be able to attend the conference, as with many of the conference breakout sessions, we will provide a recap article, featuring highlights from the session, in our online post-conference summary.
About our Worshope Leader:
Bethanee Schlosser is a Dermatologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.