Dermatology PEARLS 2017

Dermatology PEARLS: is a three day medical education program designed as a comprehensive training for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners working in the dermatology specialty.  The Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants is pleased to host our 9th annual CME Conference for Dermatology PAs and NPs.  We invite you to join us in Atlanta for a weekend of intensive education and hands on workshops to build your knowledge and competence in the specialty of Dermatology.

Our 2017 Conference will be held September 7-9, 2017 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Early Registration: $275 for GDPA Members and $300 for non-members.  
  • After July 31, 2017 Registration: $350 for GDPA Members and $375 for non-members.
  • Student Registration is $200 but no CME credit will be awarded.
In addition, we will be offering the following breakout sessions at additional cost:
  • 'Aesthetic and Medical Uses of Lasers in Dermatology' will be a special track with its own 2 hour CME certificate for attendees.
  • 'Intermediate Dermatologic Surgery Workshop' will include a complete surgical practice set and synthetic skin that participants can keep.
  • 'Neurotoxin and Filler Workshop' will be taught by a renowned expert injector, Heather Roebuck DNP, FNP-C, FAANP.

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Conference Program

Thursday - September 7, 2017

Faculty

Cat 1 CME

7:30AM
8:30AM
Connective Tissue Diseases of the Skin
Alisa Femia MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Pfizer
TBA
 
9:45AM
10:45AM
Atypical Melanocytic Lesions and Cutaneous Malignancies
Whitney High MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Sclerosing Dermatoses
Alisa Femia MD
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Lilly
TBA
 
1:00PM
2:00PM
Medicolegal Matters in Dermatology Practice
Whitney High MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Changing Paradigms of Atopic Dermatitis Management
James Treat MD
1
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
 
 
3:30PM
4:30PM
Vulvar Dermatoses
Bethanee Schlosser MD
1
4:30PM
5:30PM
When to Worry in Pediatric Dermatology
James Treat MD
1
5:30PM
7:00PM
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by SUN Dermatology
   

Friday - September 8, 2017

   
7:30AM 
9:00AM 
Breakfast Buffet Served
   
8:00AM
9:00AM 
What's New in Dermatology 2017 - A Literature Review
Ted Rosen MD
1
9:00AM
10:00AM
Coding in Dermatology
Eileen Cheever PA-C
1
10:00AM
10:30AM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
   
10:30AM
11:30AM
Dermatologic Infectious Disease Update 2017
Ted Rosen MD
1
11:30AM
12:30PM
MACRA - Implications for Dermatology
Eileen Cheever PA-C
1
12:30PM
1:45PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Valeant
Matthew Brunner PA-C
 
1:45PM
2:45PM  
Challenging Dermatology Cases - Quiz Bowl
Douglas DiRuggiero PA-C
1
2:45PM
3:15PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
 
 
3:15PM
4:15PM
Approach to the All Natural Patient
Rhea Douglas PA-C & Matthew Zirwas MD
1
4:15PM
5:15PM 
Management of Pruritus and Urticaria
Matthew Zirwas MD
1
5:30PM
6:30PM
Optional Evening Dinner Symposium: Sponsored by Novartis
 
TBA
 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

   
7:30AM
8:30AM
Non-Surgical Scar Management Techniques
Suneel Chilukuri MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Allergan
Vicki Roberts PA-C
 
9:45AM
11:45AM
Workshop 1: Intermediate Dermatologic Surgery
Douglas DiRuggiero PA-C
2
9:45AM
11:45AM
Track 1: Aesthetic & Medical Utilizations of Lasers in Dermatology
Suneel Chilukuri MD
2
9:45AM
10:45AM
Pharmacology Considerations in Dermatology
James Del Rosso DO
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Onychodystrophies - Diagnoses and Causes
Martin Zaiac MD
1
11:45AM
1:0PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by AbbVie
 
TBA
 
1:00PM
2:00PM
Nail Procedures
Martin Zaiac MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Doctor/PA Why Are You Late?
Pearl Kwong MD
 1
3:00PM 
3:15PM
Coffee Break
 
 
3:15PM
5:15PM
Workshop 2: Neurotoxin & Filler Workshop
Heather Roebuck NP
2
3:15PM
4:15PM
Update on Acne and Rosacea 2017
Julie Harper MD
1
4:15PM
5:15PM
Pregnancy Dermatoses
 
Douglas DiRuggiero PA-C
 
1
5:15PM
 
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
 
Category 1 CME = 27 Hours
 
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 27 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.
 

 

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