Austin, Texas
September 19, 2009 ~ Wyndham Garden Hotel

The Region 6 one day meeting, the second regional meeting hosted by FIRST this year, was held in Austin, Texas on September 19. The families and individuals attending the Region 6 meeting were thrilled to meet fellow region members and fellow Texans. There were 11 families in attendance, all from the state of Texas! Dr. Moise Levy, with Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology 'Specially for Children', Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Dell Children's Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and also a member of FIRST's Board of Directors and Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, was the facilitator of the meeting. Dr. John Browning, who is an assistant professor of pediatrics and dermatology and chief of pediatric dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, attended the meeting as well. Dr. Browning is co-medical director of Camp Dermadillo, a camp near Brenham, TX sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology for children with severe skin disease. He shared his experiences at camp and the experiences of the children, ages 9-16 who attend the week long program. The meeting touched on many topics ranging from sunscreen usage, natural remedies, and shampoos. Discussions were held on how to best and effectively communicate with your dermatologist and what to expect from your medical team. Attendees shared product information with one another and learned new skin care tips.

The meeting concluded with a preview of The FIRST Story, a DVD from the 2008 Family Conference in Chicago. If you would like to keep updated with Regional events through email, please email Moureen Wenik or phone the National Office at 800.545.3286.


Participants at the Region 6 meeting Dr. Moise Levy and Dr. John Browning


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