Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dr. Cockerell To Lecture On Taoism’s Influence On Dermatology Today

Dr. Cockerell will be speaking at the Texas Dermatological Society’s 2015 Annual Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 24th in Lubbock, Texas. His presentation, “Lessons for Dermatology from the Tao Te Ching,” will apply insights from Chinese Taoism dating to the 6th century B.C. to today’s field of dermatology.

The book the Tao Te Ching is a classic manual about the art of living and is one of the wonders of the world. Balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, mindfulness, and the drive of man to control nature are concepts explored in the book.

“Taoism is a fascinating philosophy that is applicable to the world we live in today. In terms of medicine, physicians are burned out from so many external pressures, but we all could benefit from tools that teach us how to regain passion and focus on the needs of our patients. My presentation provides physicians with tips for living a more peaceful and fulfilled life while maintaining the skills required to be an effective physician,” states Dr. Cockerell.

The target audience for the meeting is dermatologists, dermatological surgeons, pediatric dermatologists, and residents in dermatology. Educational methods used in this session will consist of an open discussion and exploration of ideas.  The educational program is sponsored jointly by the Texas Dermatological Society and Baylor Scott & White Health System.

To preview Dr. Cockerell’s presentation, please visit To learn more about the meeting, please visit


Cockerell, C. (2015). Lessons for Dermatology from the Tao Te Ching. Retrieved September 28, 2015, from 

Texas Dermatological Society (2015). 2015 Annual Fall Meeting: Attendee Brochure. Retrieved September 28, 2015, from

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