Carrie Coughlin, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Though children are at risk for skin cancer and cutaneous complications of immunosuppressive therapy, there is a paucity of pediatric-specific educational materials. Moreover, there are no materials produced by dermatologists and vetted by clinicians from multiple institutions to educate pediatric patients and their parents.
In collaboration with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and American Academy of Pediatrics, this project produced a general information sheet applicable to immunosuppressed/at risk children. Additional educational materials for at-risk subgroups will be created in future, with the goal of partnering with research and clinical groups who are involved with these populations. Over time, we aim to become the primary source for information about skin complications/care/screening.
An educational handout was published in Pediatric Dermatology in 2017. Work continues on additional educational materials