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:
  • Laser Medicine: How to Maximize Results and Minimize Complications in Your Laser Patients will be a special track with its own 2 hour CME certificate for attendees.
  • 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
TBA
 
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
TBA
 
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 in Exhibit Hall
 
 
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 - Sponsored by AbbVie
   

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 in Exhibit Hall
   
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
TBA
 
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 in Exhibit Hall
 
 
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

Saturday, September 8, 2018

   
7:30AM
8:30AM
Rash 101
Matthew Zirwas, MD
1
8:30AM
9:45AM
Non-CME Buffet Breakfast Lecture - Sponsored by Celgene
TBA
 
9:45AM
11:45AM
Workshop 1: Dermatologic Surgery - Intermediate to Advanced
Scott Dinehart, MD
2
9:45AM
11:45AM
Track 1: Laser Medicine: How to Maximize Results and Minimize Complications
TBA
2
9:45AM
10:45AM
Photodermatoses
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C
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.
 
TBA
 
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 = 27 Hours
 

This program is not yet approved for CME credit.  Conference organizers plan to request

27.0 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME Credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel.

 

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