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2020 Dermatology PEARLS | PA & NP Learning Symposium
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States
404-946-9000

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Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:30 AM to Saturday, September 12, 2020, 5:15 PM EST
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12th Annual Conference | September 10-12, 2020 at the InterContinental Buckhead - Atlanta, GA

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 Dermatology PEARLS for our colleagues across the nation.  We invite you to join us in Atlanta for three days of intensive education and hands-on workshops to build your knowledge and competence in the specialty of Dermatology.

A large consideration in our meeting planning involves the recruitment of a faculty panel that represents thought leaders in the dermatology specialty as well as real-world clinicians who provide practical insight into diagnosing and caring for patients. Located at the heart of the Buckhead Community of Atlanta the InterContinental Buckhead offers easy access from the Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and all the conveniences of the Buckhead community. 

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.

Conference Fees: 

Before 12:00AM (EDT) 8/1/2020

  • $199  GDPA Fellow/Associate Member
  • $229  Non-Member PA/NP/MD/Etc
  • $200  PA Student

After 11:59PM (EDT) 07/31/2020

  • $350  GDPA Fellow/Associate/Affiliate Member
  • $380  Non-Member PA/NP/Etc
  • $200  PA Student

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

Registration Form

 Conference Agenda

 Featured 2020 Lectures:

  • Pigmentation Disorders - by Seemal Desai MD
  • Irritant vs Allergic Contact Dermatitis - by Marc Serota MD
  • Gloves, They Really Do Matter! - by Ted Rosen MD
  • Management of Periocular Lesions - by Douglas DiRuggiero PA-C
  • Inflammation & Diet: Links to Dermatologic Disease - Ronald Prussick MD
  • Hand Dermatitis Evaluation & Management - by Alexandra Golant MD
  • Medicolegal Concerns in Dermatology - by Whitney High MD
  • Trichoscopy - by Eileen Cheever PA-C
  • Practical Update on Contact Dermatitis - by Matt Zirwas MD

Optional Workshops, Track & Evening Events:

Dermatologic Surgery: Beginners Workshop

Instructor: Mark Chastain MD | Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:45 AM-11:45 AM | Cost $95.00 up to 2 Category 1 CME hours.

Dermatologic Surgery: Intermediate to Advanced Workshop 

Instructor: Mark Chastain MD | Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM-3:00 PM | Cost $95.00 up to 2 Category 1 CME hours.

Track 1: Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Skills

Instructor: Kasey D'Amato PA-C | Friday, September 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM-5:30 PM | Included with Registration Fee, Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 2 Category 1 CME hours.

 Track 2: Neurotoxin Techniques Lecture

Instructor: Allie McCallister | Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 3:15 PM-4:15 PM | Included with Registration Fee, Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 1 Category 1 CME hours.

 Track 3: Filler Techniques Lecture

Instructor: Allie McCallister NP | Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM-5:15 PM | Included with Registration Fee, Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 1 Category 1 CME hours.

Welcome Event & Charity Fundraiser

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM | Included for all conference registrants, Guest Fee of $25 applies (Must be 18 or older.)

All conference participants, faculty, sponsors, and exhibitors are invited to attend the Conference Welcome Event cocktail reception and charity fundraiser for the 2020 GDPA Miles for Melanoma Team to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Meeting Details:

Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms have been reserved at the InterContinental Buckhead at the single/double rate of $199.00 plus 16.9% tax per night for standard rooms plus Georgia State Hotel-Motel fee of $5.00 per room per night.  There is an additional fee for each additional person.  Children up to and including the age of 18 years are free when occupying the same room as their parents.  Rates are available through August 20, 2020, or until the entire room block has been filled whichever comes first.  Any reservations requested after August 20, 2020, will be subject to prevailing rates and night commitment.  Conference organizers assume no responsibility beyond securing reduced rates on behalf of the Participant.  You MUST cancel your reservation with the Hotel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty. An early departure fee of $75 will apply if guests check out prior to the confirmed checkout date.  The hotel will confirm arrival/departure dates with the guest at check-in.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm and checkout time is noon.  All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  The Hotel's policy requires a credit card imprint upon check-in.

Reservations can be made online: Hotel Reservations

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at 404-946-9191 or toll-free at 877-422-8254 and identifying yourself as a member of the GDPA Group.


Transportation 

Parking: Hotel offers GDPA attendees a $5 discount on AAA published 2020 overnight self-parking ($31 USD) and valet parking ($41 USD) rates. Daily parking rates are not discounted and are currently ($10 USD) for self-parking and ($18 USD) for valet parking.

From Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to InterContinental Buckhead:

Estimated Taxi Fare: Approximately $38.00 + (per each way)

Atlanta Elite Shuttle Service by request, fee: from $60 round trip.  For more information and to book your reservation call 1-770-955-4565.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA Train) one-way fare is $2.50 plus cost of Breeze Card ($1 one time use vs $2 multi-use card).  Take the North-North Springs Line from the Airport Station to Buckhead Station (N7).  Walk one (1) block south on Peachtree Rd.  The hotel is on the left.

Uber and Lyft: Both are available and serve the Atlanta Airport.

(Transportation and parking rates are subject to change without notification.)


Cancellations:  A cancellation fee of $99.00 will be charged for all registrations canceled prior to July 1, 2020, with written notification to GDPA, 6547 Preakness Pass, Bulverde, TX 78163 or by email to [email protected]  Please allow 4 weeks for processing of any approved refund.  

For any cancellations made after June 30, 2020, due to medical reasons, a letter from your attending physician stating that the medical reasons will prevent attendance at the Conference, must be sent along with a written cancellation notification to GDPA. If approved your Conference Registration Fee less a $99.00 cancellation fee will then be applied to next year’s GDPA Derm PEARLS Conference.

For any cancellations made after June 30, 2020, due to natural disaster, a letter indicating the circumstances that will prevent attendance at the Conference, must be sent along with a written cancellation notification to GDPA, 6547 Preakness Pass, Bulverde, TX 78163. If approved your Conference Registration Fee less a $99.00 cancellation fee will then be refunded.

For any cancellations made after June 30, 2020, due to immediate death in the family (child, partner, spouse, parent or grandparents) a written cancellation notification to GDPA, 6547 Preakness Pass, Bulverde, TX 78163. If approved your Conference Registration Fee less a $99.00 cancellation fee will be refunded.   

There will be NO refund for any cancellations made after June 30, 2020 for any other reasons.

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.


Workshops Policy:  A workshop participant accepts responsibility for the following: mastery of the minimum listed prerequisite skills prior to enrollment as well as providing their own required supplies as listed.  While the GDPA will make every effort to ensure that course objectives are covered within the time frame of the workshop, we understand individual instructors may differ in teaching style and techniques.  It is the sole responsibility of the individual participant to initiate dialog with the course instructor during the workshop to ensure their desired skills are covered and comprehended prior to completion in the course time allotted. The GDPA cannot be responsible for failure on the part of the participant to learn individual skills.   GDPA will not offer refunds or future course credits to workshop participants under any circumstances once the participant has signed in to the workshop.  Any workshop cancellations that precede the start time of the workshop are subject to normal GDPA conference registration cancellation policies.


2020 PEARLS REGISTRATION
Location: InterContinental Buckhead 3315 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30326

For more information:

Contact: Rose Hawker

Contact: Rose Hawker - [email protected]