Dermatology PEARLS | PA & NP Learning Symposium

Dermatology PEARLS is a three-day medical education program designed as a comprehensive education experience for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners working in the dermatology specialty.  The Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants is pleased to host our 12th 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 2020 Conference will be held on September 10-12, 2020 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Early Registration: $199 for GDPA Members and $229 for non-members.  
  • After July 31, 2020 Registration: $350 for GDPA Members and $380 for non-members.
  • Student Registration is $200 but no CME credit will be awarded.
In addition, we will be offering the following breakout sessions:
  • Dermatologic Surgery: Beginners Workshop and Dermatologic Surgery: Intermediate to Advanced Workshop.  Both will include a complete surgical practice set and synthetic skin that participants can keep.  These workshops will be taught by an experienced Moh's Surgeon, Mark Chastain, MD.  The cost for the workshops is $95 per workshop and both are capacity limited.
  • Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Skills Track will be taught an experienced dermatology PA and entrepreneur, Kasey D'Amato PA-C.
  • Neurotoxins Lecture Track and a separate Fillers Lecture Track will be taught by an experienced cosmetic injector, Allie McCallister NP.

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

Conference Registration Form

Conference Program

Thursday - September 10, 2020

Faculty

Cat 1 CME

7:30AM
8:30AM
My Approach to Vitiligo in 2020 and Beyond
Seemal Desai, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by AbbVie
TBA
 
9:45AM
10:45AM
Pigmentation Disorders
Seemal Desai, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Chronic Urticaria
Marc Serota, MD
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme
TBA

  

1:00PM
2:00PM
Literature Updates 2020
Ted Rosen, MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Irritant vs Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Marc Serota, MD
1
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
4:00PM
Gloves, They Really Do Matter!
 Ted Rosen, MD
 0.5
4:00PM
4:30PM
Panel: Controversies in Dermatology
Marc Serota, MD & Ted Rosen, MD
0.5
4:30PM
5:30PM
Inflammation & Diet: Links to Dermatologic Disease
Ronald Prussick, MD
1
5:30PM
7:00PM
Welcome Event & Charity Fundraiser
   

Friday - September 11, 2020

   
7:30AM 
8:00AM 
Breakfast Buffet Served
 
 
8:00AM
9:00AM 
Hand Dermatitis: Evaluation & Management
Alexandra Golant, MD
 1
9:00AM
10:00AM
Psoriasis Comorbidities
Ronald Prussick, MD
1
10:00AM
10:30AM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
   
10:30AM
11:30AM
Atopic Dermatitis: Challenging Cases
Alexandra Golant, MD
1
11:30AM
12:30PM
Medicolegal Concerns in Dermatology
Whitney High, MD
1
12:30PM
1:45PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics
TBA
 
1:45PM
2:45PM  
Dermatopathology: When and Where to Biopsy
Whitney High, MD
1
2:45PM
3:00PM
GDPA Membership Meeting
Lisa Weiss PA-C
 
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
5:30PM
Track 1: Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Skills
Kasey D'Amato, PA-C
2
3:30PM
4:30PM
Practical Update on Contact Dermatitis
Matt Zirwas, MD
1
4:30PM
5:30PM 
Panel Discussion: Do Vehicles Matter?
Joslyn Kirby, MD & Matt Zirwas, MD
1
5:30PM
6:30PM
Dinner Symposium: TBA
TBA
 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

   
7:30AM
8:30AM
New Treatment Algorithms in Acne & Rosacea Management
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Amgen
TBA
 
9:45AM
11:45AM
Workshop 1 | Dermatologic Surgery: Beginners Workshop
Mark Chastain, MD
2
9:45AM
10:45AM
Drug Eruptions: When to Test
Pearl Kwong, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Management of Periocular Lesions
Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by TBA
TBA
 
1:00PM
3:00PM
Workshop 2 | Dermatologic Surgery: Intermediate to Advanced
Mark Chastain, MD
2
1:00PM
2:00PM
Diaper Dermatitis & Lookalikes
Pearl Kwong, MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Trichoscopy
Eileen Cheever, PA-C
1
3:00PM 
3:15PM
Coffee Break
 
 
3:15PM
4:15PM
Track 2 | Neurotoxin Techniques Lecture
Allie McCallister, NP
1
3:15PM
4:15PM
Dermatologic Challenge Bowl 2020
Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C
1
4:15PM
5:15PM
Track 3 | Filler Techniques Lecture
Allie McCallister, NP
1
4:15PM
5:15PM
Panel: Approach to the Hair Loss Patient - Expanding the Differential Diagnosis
Eileen Cheever, PA-C, Jennifer Conner PA-C, and Vicki Roberts PA-C
1
5:15PM
 
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
 
Category I CME Breakdown:
Workshops & Tracks - 8 hours
Lectures - 21 hours
 

This program is not yet approved for CME credit.  Conference organizers plan to request 29.0 AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. 

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