Dermatology PEARLS | PA & NP Learning Symposium

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 10th 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 2018 Conference will be held September 6-8, 2018 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Early Registration: $199 for GDPA Members and $224 for non-members.  
  • After August 1, 2018 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:
  • Dermatologic Surgery: Intermediate to Advanced Workshop will include a complete surgical practice set and synthetic skin that participants can keep.  This workshop will be taught by Moh's Surgeon, Scott Dinehart, MD.
  • Creating a Better Patient Experience: Efficiency & MA Training Track. will be taught by two experienced dermatology PAs, Eileen Cheever, MPAS, PA-C and Vicki Roberts, MPAS, PA-C

Please note: Registration for the conference is restricted to licensed medical professionals and members of industry with an interest in the dermatology specialty.

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Conference Program

Thursday - September 6, 2018

Faculty

Cat 1 CME

7:30AM
8:30AM
Literature Update 2018
Ted Rosen, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics | A Novel Treatment for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: The First and Only IL-17 Receptor A Blocker
Joe Langshaw, PA-C
 
9:45AM
10:45AM
Management of Photoaging
George Martin, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Challenging Clinical Cases
Ted Rosen, MD
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by AbbVie | Dedication to Dermatology, Commitment to Your Patients
David J. Cohen, MD

  

1:00PM
2:00PM
Real World Psoriasis Patients
George Martin, MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Vulvar Dermatology
Jodi Ganz, MD
1
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
4:00PM
Male Genital Dermatology
Ted Rosen, MD
0.5
4:00PM
4:30PM
Panel: Genital Dermatoses
Jodi Ganz, MD & Ted Rosen, MD
0.5
4:30PM
5:30PM
Pharmacology Jeopardy
Martha Sikes, MS, RPh, PA-C
1
5:30PM
7:30PM
Welcome Event & Charity Fundraiser - Co-Sponsored by AbbVie
   
7:30PM
8:30PM
Dinner Symposium: Sponsored by Regeneron/Sanofi | Treatment for Adults with Uncontrolled Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis.
Matthew Zirwas, MD
 

Friday - September 7, 2018

   
7:30AM 
9:00AM 
Breakfast Buffet Served
   
8:00AM
9:00AM 
Acne & Rosacea Update 2018
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
9:00AM
10:00AM
Evaluation of Congenital Nevi
James Treat, MD
1
10:00AM
10:30AM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
   
10:30AM
11:30AM
Modern Management of Hidradenitis Suppuritiva
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
11:30AM
12:30PM
Pediatric Dermatologic Viral Conundrums
James Treat, MD
1
12:30PM
1:45PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC | A Broader Look at Taltz Safety and Efficacy
J. Mark Jackson, MD
 
1:45PM
2:45PM  
Malodorous Dermatoses
Eileen Cheever, MPAS, PA-C
1
2:45PM
3:00PM
GDPA Membership Meeting
   
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
4:30PM
How to Treat Hair Loss without Losing Your Own
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
4:30PM
5:30PM 
Ocular Dermatology
Douglas DiRuggiero, MHS, PA-C
1
5:30PM
6:30PM
Dinner Symposium: Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories LP | Comprehensive Treatment Approaches in the Management of Rosacea
Julie C. Harper, MD
 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

   
7:30AM
8:30AM
Photodermatoses
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Celgene | Are Your Topical Patients Systemic Ready? An Oral Treatment for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
T.J. Chao, MPAS, PA-C
 
9:45AM
11:45AM
Workshop 1: Dermatologic Surgery - Intermediate to Advanced
Scott Dinehart, MD
2
9:45AM
10:45AM
Rash 101
Matthew Zirwas, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Dermatology Challenge Bowl 2018
Douglas DiRuggiero, MHS,  PA-C
1
11:45AM
1:0PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc. | TREMFYA®: A Selective IL-23 Inhibitor With Pivotal Studies vs Adalimumab
Alan Menter, MD
 
1:00PM
2:00PM
Advanced BCC & SCC & Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
Scott Dinehart, MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Dermatitis: Atopic, Contact and Irritant
Matthew Zirwas, MD
 1
3:00PM 
3:15PM
Coffee Break
 
 
3:15PM
5:15PM
Track 2: Creating a Better Patient Experience: Efficiency & MA Training
Eileen Cheever, MPAS, PA-C & Vicki Roberts, MPAS, PA-C
2
3:15PM
4:15PM
Dermatologic Office Emergencies
Scott Dinehart, MD
1
4:15PM
5:15PM
Nail Disorders: Diagnosis & Management
 
David Kaplan, MD
 
1
5:15PM
 
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
 
Category 1 CME = 25 Hours
 

This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 25.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. 

This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
 


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