Notice of Conference Cancellation: It is with great disappointment and heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Fall Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please read our letter for full details.

Notice of Cancellation
It is with great disappointment and heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Fall Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The safety and comfort of our members, attendees, their families, faculty, partners, and staff is a priority. Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico, as well as all of those in the Carribean who suffered tremendous damage from these powerful storms. Please know that our staff are here to provide you with assistance and information during this difficult time. If you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email. You can reach any member of our staff at 1-844-DERMPAS (337-6727) extension 1, or at

Helping Puerto Rico
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the SDPA and DPAF have joined forces to contribute to relief and recovery efforts. DPAF and SDPA will each be matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 for a total combined match of $10,000. One hundred percent of your contribution and the matching funds will go towards the nonprofit organization Americares. Americares specializes in emergency programs which prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating today. All donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted until November 12th.


Ballaja Barracks ‘WHITE HOT PARTY’ Welcome Event!
Join us for an upbeat evening — Puerto Rico style at the historic Ballaja Barracks Building offsite. You won’t want to miss this exciting and unique opportunity to strap-on your dancing shoes, unwind and enjoy the culture and music this beautiful venue has to offer as well as complimentary food and drinks. This is a White Hot Party themed event so be sure to dress in all white resort casual clothing and grab your glow in the dark accessories on the way in! Learn more

DPAF Silent Auction
The DPAF will host it’s 2nd Annual Silent Auction to benefit Camp Wonder in conjunction with the SDPA’s 15th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Snag fun items while contributing to our goal to send 8 children and 2 PAs to the 2018 session of Camp Wonder. Bidding will take place online. Learn more


Extended Education Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss!
We are pleased to present four fantastic extended education sessions – two of which are free – during the Fall 2017 conference. You can select these sessions during the main conference registration process. Topics include: Mental Health Comorbidities or Psoriasis, Making the Most of Your Microscope, Therapeutic Management of Inflammatory Dermatoses, and The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) APreP Program. Learn more

Complimentary Professional Headshots
Did you know we offer all attendees the chance to get a new professional headshot taken free of charge? Just plan your outfit accordingly and swing by the headshot booth while at the conference. We are also pleased to provide you with white lab coats in varying sizes for use during your shoot.

Explore San Juan, Puerto Rico

The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. As the largest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan sits on the Atlantic coast and boasts beautiful beaches, rain forests, historical attractions, nightclubs and so much more! Get to know the island’s roots by exploring the vibrant cobblestoned neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists of old, and colorful, Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th-century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whatever you choose to do, prepare to be captivated by the natural enchantment of Puerto Rico, its vibrant culture and old world elegance.