Sun Protection

As a JM parent, you’ve likely heard about the critical role that sun exposure and other environmental factors can play in juvenile myositis. You’re aware that proper sun protection is vital to your child’s health, but there are many questions surrounding the best approach for your child.

In this presentation, Drs. Kim and Schiffenbauer address questions including the following: How do you handle the constant environmental challenge of the sun? What is the best sunblock? How can you make sure your child is protected, even when you are not there? What are the latest approaches to managing skin disease and the best strategies for keeping my child sun safe?

This informative webinar features:

  • Susan Kim, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco Department of Pediatrics
  • Adam I. Schiffenbauer, MD, Staff Clinician, Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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