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 11th 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 2019 Conference will be held September 5-7, 2019 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Early Registration: $199 for GDPA Members and $224 for non-members.  
  • After July 31, 2019 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:
  • 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 surgical dermatology PA, Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C.  Cost for the workshops is $95 per workshop and both are capacity limited.
  • Practical Management of Challenging Patients Track will be taught by three experienced dermatology PAs: Eileen Cheever PA-C, Jennifer Conner PA-C, and Vicki Roberts PA-C.  This separate track is included with registration.

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

REGISTRATION FORM

Conference Program

Thursday - September 5, 2019

Faculty

Cat 1 CME

7:30AM
8:30AM
Dermoscopy Made Easy: Part 1
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Cutanea
TBA
 
9:45AM
10:45AM
Dermoscopy Made Easy: Part 2
Joslyn Kirby, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Literature Update 2019
Ted Rosen, MD
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Sun Pharma
TBA

  

1:00PM
2:00PM
Tickborne Diseases
George Monks, MD
1
2:00PM
2:30PM
Emerging Insect Born Diseases
Ted Rosen, MD
0.5
2:30PM
3:00PM
Panel: Discussion of Insect Vector Spread Diseases
George Monks, MD & Ted Rosen, MD
0.5
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
4:30PM
Management of Dysplastic Nevi in 2019
Whitney High, MD
1
4:30PM
5:30PM
Skin Malignancies - What Not to Miss
Whitney High, MD
1
5:30PM
7:30PM
Welcome Event & Charity Fundraiser - Co-Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics & Sun Pharma
   
7:30PM
8:30PM
Dinner Symposium: TBA
TBA
 

Friday - September 6, 2019

   
7:00AM 
8:00AM 
Blistering Dermatoses: Diagnosis & Management
 Eileen Cheever, PA-C
 1
8:00AM
9:00AM 
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Novartis
TBA
 
9:00AM
10:00AM
Assessment of Alopecia & Common Treatment Algorithms
Jerry Shapiro, MD
1
10:00AM
10:30AM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
   
10:30AM
11:30AM
Advanced Alopecia Treatment Strategies
Jerry Shapiro, MD
1
11:30AM
12:30PM
Allergy & Immunology for the Dermatology PA/NP
Marc Serota, MD
1
12:30PM
1:45PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics
TBA
 
1:45PM
2:45PM  
Dermatology Challenge Bowl 2019
Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C
1
2:45PM
3:00PM
GDPA Membership Meeting & SDPA Optimal Team Practice Update
Lisa Weiss PA-C & Jennifer Conner PA-C
 
3:00PM
3:30PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
 
 
3:30PM
4:30PM
Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Marc Serota, MD
1
4:30PM
5:30PM 
Vitamin Deficiencies in Dermatology
Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C
1
5:30PM
6:30PM
Dinner Symposium: TBA
TBA
 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

   
7:30AM
8:30AM
Tips & Tricks in Pediatric Dermatology
Pearl Kwong, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by UCB
TBA
 
9:45AM
11:45AM
Workshop 1 | Dermatologic Surgery: Beginners Workshop
Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C
2
9:45AM
10:45AM
Hyperhidrosis: Facts, Fiction & Realities
Pearl Kwong, MD
1
10:45AM
11:45AM
Atopic Dermatitis in 2019 & Looking Beyond
James Treat, MD
1
11:45AM
1:00PM
Non-CME Buffet Lunch Lecture - Sponsored by AbbVie
TBA
 
1:00PM
3:00PM
Track 1 | Practical Management of Challenging Patients
Eileen Cheever PA-C, Jennifer Conner PA-C, and Vicki Roberts PA-C
2
1:00PM
2:00PM
Best Practices: Acne & Rosacea Management Update
Linda Stein Gold, MD
1
2:00PM
3:00PM
Maximizing Topical Therapies
Linda Stein Gold, MD
1
3:00PM 
3:15PM
Coffee Break
 
 
3:15PM
5:15PM
Workshop 2 | Dermatologic Surgery: Intermediate to Advanced Workshop
Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C
2
3:15PM
4:15PM
Congenital Neurocutaneous Syndromes
James Treat, MD
1
4:15PM
5:15PM
Dermatology Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Joint Disease 
Danna Calder, PA-C
1
5:15PM
 
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
 
CME Breakdown:
Workshop/Track Category 1 - 6 hours
Lectures Category 1 -
21 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. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.


Conference Lodging
2019 Conference Industry Prospectus
Additional Conference Details
 

 Exhibitor Service Kit

 2019 Sponsors TBA