“Knowledge Unlocked” - Don’t Let the Sun Get Under your Skin

Online Via Webex

May is melanoma awareness month, which is a national call to action to increase public awareness about melanoma.  This includes increasing our community’s understanding of the importance of skin checks, early detection, sun protection, and more. This webinar will cover the following subjects : How to be sun smart? How to select a sunscreen? How to catch suspicious spots? How to perform a skin self-exam? And surprising facts about indoor Tanning beds.  The practical and simplified information provided by the webinar aims to encourage the community to engage in more sun and skin protective behaviors.


Dr. Zeina Tannous is a tenured Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine of the Lebanese American University (LAU) and Chief of Dermatology at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. She is also a Dermatology faculty member at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of the American University of Beirut School of Medicine, Dr. Tannous joined the Harvard Medical School for a Dermatology residency and three fellowships in Dermatopathology, Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery, and Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology. She is board certified in the United States in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
Dr. Tannous has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters, and abstracts.  She has also co-authored the Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology textbook which contains over 600 clinical photographs and has been translated to both Korean and Greek. Subsequently, she served as the first author of the second edition of this textbook.  She is currently authoring a Comprehensive Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser and Energy-Based Therapies that will be published in 2020.  Dr. Tannous has served as a guest editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal where she serves as an editorial board member.  Dr. Tannous is a member of multiple prestigious dermatological and laser societies including American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery,  European Society for Laser Dermatology, Lebanese Dermatologic Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 

Dr. Tannous has presented over 150 lectures and seminars in regional, national, and international meetings on the topics of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Laser Surgery, and Dermatologic Surgery. Her teaching record includes numerous local contributions in the form of grand rounds and presentations to faculty, residents, medical students and pharmacy students. She has supervised and trained significant number of fellows, residents, and medical students both in the United States and in Lebanon.  

Dr. Tannous has assumed multiple leadership roles throughout her academic career. She has served as a program co-chair in multiple national and international meetings. She has also served as Associate Program Director for Dermatopathology in the Dermatology Department at Harvard Medical School. She was elected in November 2018 as the founding chair of the Arab Board of Cosmetic Dermatology. She subsequently developed and implemented the fellowship program goals and objectives for training in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers, as a subspecialty under the Arab Board of Dermatology, and designed the entire didactic and training curriculum. Dr. Tannous is currently the founding chair and the residency program director of the Dermatology Department at the Lebanese American University School of Medicine.
Dr. Tannous has served as a principal investigator on multiple studies, and her research has resulted in three patents.  Dr. Tannous’ research interests include the application of lasers and light sources in the treatment of dermatologic conditions, including hemangiomas, portwine stains and skin cancer, as well as non-invasive imaging of skin. She has been exploring the treatment of basal cell carcinoma with vascular-specific lasers and her work has resulted in multiple publications in this area.

This webinar is part of the “Knowledge Unlocked” webinar series.

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