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2023 Dermatology PEARLS Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2023, 7:30 AM to Saturday, October 07, 2023, 5:45 PM EDT
Category: Events

15th Annual Conference | October 5-7, 2023 | Savannah Convention Center & Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel

Dermatology PEARLS is a three-day medical education program designed to provide a comprehensive education experience for PAs and NPs in the dermatology specialty. We pair our educational content with exciting evening receptions and a generous exhibit hall. The GDPA is pleased to host Dermatology PEARLS for our colleagues from near and far. We invite you to join us for three days of intensive education as we build our knowledge and competence in the specialty of Dermatology.

Our meeting planning involves recruiting a faculty panel representing thought leaders in the dermatology specialty and real-world clinicians who provide practical insight into diagnosing and caring for patients.

Please note: This is an in-person event.

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Conference Fees: 

Smart Rate (Through 8/31/2023)

  • $199  GDPA Member
  • $229  Non-Member PA/NP/MD/etc
  • $200  PA Student
  • $500  Member of Industry

Regular Rates (9/1/2023 through 9/29/2023)

  • $350 GDPA Member
  • $380 Non-Member PA/NP/MD/etc
  • $200 PA Student
  • $500 Member of Industry

Late/On-Site Rates (Starts 9/30/2023 and Subject to Availability)

  • $470 GDPA Member
  • $500 Non-Member PA/NP/MD/etc
  • $250 Student
  • $500 Member of Industry

Please note: Registration for the conference is restricted to licensed medical professionals and members of industry.

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Optional Workshops

Workshop 1: Introductory Dermatologic Surgery (Includes Synthetic Skin Practice Kit)

Instructor: Douglas DiRuggiero DMSc, PA-C | $195 Registration Fee | 2 Hour Workshop

Workshop 2: Intermediate Dermatologic Surgery (Includes Synthetic Skin Practice Kit)

Instructor: Douglas DiRuggiero DMSc, PA-C | $195 Registration Fee | 2 Hour Workshop

Travel Information

Lodging Details: 

Connected to the Savannah Convention Center, our room block is located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel.  The room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis from $249.00 plus taxes and occupancy fees per night for standard rooms plus the Georgia State Hotel-Motel fee of $5.00 per room per night.  Guests are also subject to a $30 per night resort fee that is taxable.  Once registered, you will receive a lodging link in your confirmation email/landing page.  Registrants will use the provided link to make their lodging reservations.

Conference organizers assume no responsibility beyond securing reduced rates on behalf of the Participant.  Please check the hotel website for additional hotel details and booking cancellation policies.

Hotel Parking Details: 

  • On-site parking, fee: $20 USD daily

  • Valet parking, fee: $35 USD daily

Air Service: 

For guests arriving by air, Savannah is serviced by the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport featuring direct service to 31 non-stop destinations.

Event Cancellation & Refund Policy:

  • A $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged for all registrations canceled before August 1, 2023.

  • There will be no refunds for cancellations made after July 31, 2023, including no-shows at the conference.

  • Cancellation notifications should be sent to GDPA, 5437 Bowman Rd., Suite 120-105 Macon, GA 31210, or by email to [email protected].

  • Attendees are responsible for canceling their lodging reservations directly with the hotel.

  • Refunds will be processed within thirty (30) days of written cancellation.

GDPA reserves the right to cancel the meeting up to four (4) weeks prior to the event.  In the event of cancellation, conference organizers cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline fees and other accommodation expenses.

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