September Newsletter

Dear SVDS Community,

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual conference last weekend.

As we mentioned, we are trying to play a more active role in our community (thank you to everyone who donated to the shade structure!).

We are organizing an SVDS volunteer day at the River City Food Bank. We will be bagging produce, loading/un-loading  boxes, organizing shelves, and distributing food to families. The address is 2300 Edison Avenue in the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and volunteers would only need to be there from10:30am-1:30pm.

We are planning a small lunch / happy hour for everyone that volunteers after the event (location TBD).

Please RSVP here if you are able to attend.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

August Newsletter

2018 SVDS Conference

Why should you attend our educational conference on Saturday, September 8?  Melanoma management, Cases of the Year from UC Davis grand rounds... and these free, sun-protective t-shirts:

(Last year's shirts, in light blue and royal blue, will be available also.)

Here are the details....



8:30-9:30 - Hot buffet breakfast

9:30-11:30 - Educational sessions

11:30-1:30 - Lunch, featuring a sponsored lecture, "Connections between Psoriasis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease."


Location: Marriott Residence Inn, corner of 15th and L St, Sacramento

Lunch location: Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St


Free parking for everyone who RSVPs in advance!  


To RSVP, reply to the Evite (you'll be getting a reminder Evite next week) or reply to this message. Please specify if you plan to attend the lunch program, and if you will need parking.  If you plan to attend the lunch program, please also go to to pre-register.


Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker - Dr. John Vetto, Director of Skin Cancer Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University

    • Dr. Vetto will speak about the surgical management of melanoma, including the role of molecular testing for thin to intermediate-thickness melanomas and the evolving role of sentinel lymph node biopsy.

  • Cases of the Year from UC Davis Dermatology Grand Rounds

    • The most dramatic, thought-provoking, and educational cases of the year!

  • Exhibition area for industry sponsors

  • Full breakfast and lunch provided

  • SVDS t-shirts! Stay fashionable and sun-safe in our UPF shirts in new colors for 2018!

June Newsletter 

UPDATE: Our SHADE STRUCTURE FUNDRAISER is off to a strong start! 

Several practices have already joined us in promoting this effort – thank you!  

Attached, please find information that you can share with your patients to help us reach our goal.  You may want to post this information in your practice, distribute it with “after-visit summaries,” or promote it through social media.

And if you’d like to donate personally, please email me at for more information, or you can donate online by going to (select “Donate Now” and then choose “East Lawn Playground Rebuilding Project” from the drop-down list).  If you donate online, please mention Sacramento Valley Dermatology Society in the donor comments section! 

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 by August 10 to build this shade structure.  We can do it!  (Any practice or individual contributing more than $5000 will be listed on a permanent bronze plaque at the playground, as well as on social media and commemorative banners at the park).


July Meeting

Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30pm

Dinner with Jashin Wu, MD, to discuss the latest in psoriasis treatments and research

Location: Frank Fat’s (806 L St, Sacramento)

Sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation and Dermveda (NO PHARMACEUTICAL/INDUSTRY SPONSORSHIP AT THIS EVENT)


September half-day educational conference

Saturday, September 8 from 8:30am - 1:30pm.

Topics will include melanoma management, psoriasis comorbidities, and “Cases of the Year” from UC Davis Dermatology Grand Rounds.

Location: Marriott Residence Inn (15th and L St, Sacramento)

Full breakfast and lunch provided.


April Newsletter

October volunteering event

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 6.  We will be volunteering that morning at the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, followed by a fun lunch and social gathering.  We hope you can make it!


East Lawn Children’s Park fundraiser

The East Lawn Children’s Park, located in East Sacramento off Folsom Blvd, will soon be undergoing a major renovation.  In addition to new play structures and picnic benches, a shade structure is planned for the park.  We want to lead the way in fundraising for the shade structure.   

There are two ways you can contribute:

  1. You can make a personal, tax-deductible donation.

  2. You can make a donation from your practice. This can be a corporate donation, or a collection of individual contributions from patients who want to get involved. We have attached a sample flyer that you can post near your reception area or elsewhere in your practice, to alert your patients to this fundraising effort. This is a great way to show your patients how you are serving the community!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 – enough to ensure the purchase of the shade structure.

We’ll be collecting funds up through August 10, 2018.  Please make checks payable to Sacramento Valley Dermatology Society.  Contributions can be sent to Joshua Schulman, Dermatology Service – Building 801A, Sacramento VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655.

When you submit your contribution, please let us know if you would like a receipt from SVDS, a 501(c)(3) organization, to keep for your tax purposes.

Please email Joshua Schulman at if you have any questions.


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