Taking care of your skin is important for everyone, but especially for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Whether you work outside or spend some of your free time enjoying our local parks, having the tools and knowledge to take care of your skin will help you stay healthy.

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a talk with Dr. Susan Swetter, Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Swetter will share the most recent research on the effects of harmful sun exposure, how to avoid it with clothing and a variety of products, including some of the most affordable options. She’ll also share tips on how to avoid and treat other common outdoor skin conditions like poison oak and bug bites. You’ll leave this session armed with the knowledge to improve your own outdoor skin care regimen.

About Susan M. Swetter, MD – Susan is Professor of Dermatology and Assistant Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Palo Alto, Director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, and Physician Leader of the Cancer Care Program in Cutaneous Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute. Her research interests encompass both primary and secondary melanoma prevention, including therapeutic prevention strategies in patients and the screening and education of high-risk groups for improved melanoma awareness and early detection. Her clinical interests are in cutaneous oncology and adult general medical dermatology. Dr. Swetter joined the Stanford Dermatology faculty in 1994 following dermatology residency/chief residency at Stanford and an internal medicine internship at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and her BA with Distinction from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Susan Swetter


This event is part of POST’s community event series, which is open to the general public as well as POST donors. We hope you’ll join us! To learn more about our work visit openspacetrust.org.

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