Extended Education Sessions

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Extended Education Sessions (EES)

Below is a list of available sessions which will be held during the conference. These sessions will have a  limited capacity and are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to secure your spot. Please keep in mind the policies below when registering for these sessions. Registration for any EES is completed as part of your registration for the conference. Visit the “Registration” page to register under the “Attendee Selections” section of the registration form.

EES Policies

These sessions are concurrent with lectures and at an additional cost. You must be registered for the Conference to attend any of the sessions listed below.

A participant accepts responsibility for bringing any requested supplies as well as mastery of the minimum listed prerequisite skills prior to enrollment in SDPA Extended Education Sessions. While the SDPA will make every effort to ensure that listed objectives are covered within the time frame of the session, 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 session to ensure their desired skills are covered and comprehended prior to completion in the course time allotted. The SDPA cannot be responsible for failure on the part of the participant to learn individual skills. SDPA will not offer refunds or future course credits to participants under any circumstances.

EES 1 – THE ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PSORIASIS RECOGNITION PROGRAM (A-PREP)
Friday, November 10th
3:00PM to 7:00PM
Presented by Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD
Sponsored by National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)
Complimentary Admission

The Allied Healthcare Provider Psoriasis Recognition Program (A-PReP) will provide in-depth training on the pathogenesis and treatment options for psoriasis and how to manage complex cases and associated comorbid conditions. It will also incorporate motivational interviewing to improve the dialogue between psoriasis patients and providers in an effort to increase informed co-decision making for the management of psoriasis, ultimately leading to higher patient adherence and satisfaction.

Accreditation: The National Psoriasis Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Psoriasis Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Providers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EES 2 – THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DERMATOSES
Friday, November 10th
3:00PM to 5:00PM
Presented by Joseph C. English III, MD
Cost: $125.00

This session will review clinical manifestations and step-wise therapeutic management of common and complex dermatologic conditions lead by Dr. Joseph C. English III, the SDPA Fall 2017 Medical Director. The participant will review 12 case based scenarios and have the opportunity to outline the treatment options to the best of their knowledge independently or in groups. Then each case will be reviewed with Dr. English discussing the clinical manifestations of the disease and the best evidence-based data from review of the literature on treating them.

EES 3 – MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MICROSCOPE
Saturday, November 11th
9:15AM to 11:15AM

Presented by Joe Monroe, PA, MPAS
Cost: $125.00

The Bug Stops with You: Tired of the old “scabies/ringworm runaround”? Unlock the full potential of that dusty office microscope by re-learning when and how to perform KOH preps. Learn how to interpret what you see is either real or artifact. By attending you will maximize diagnostic certainty, thereby eliminating patient worry and suffering by establishing the correct diagnosis.

EES 4: MENTAL HEALTH COMORBIDITIES OF PSORIASIS
Saturday, November 11th
1:45pm to 3:45PM
presented by Dr. Ho, Bethany Grubb, MPAS, MPH, PA-C
Sponsored by the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF)
Complimentary Admission

Psoriasis is no longer thought of as a single system disease. Research has revealed that psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that may affect many systems in the body including the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurologic systems. Because these new discoveries regarding psoriasis and its comorbidities have emerged, optimally effective management and treatment strategies are evolving.

This session will consist of a panel of national psoriasis experts discussing mental health comorbidities of psoriasis and a broader discussion of these comorbidities as a disease-state problem.The discussion will include a nuts and bolts “How to” on best steps to screen, assess and manage/refer any patient with psoriasis who may suffer from depression and/or suicidal ideations. The panel will discuss the delicate management of psoriasis in the presence of any number of these comorbidities.

“I love the excellent speakers and the broad range of topics SDPA conferences always provide! It’s always a great conference! From the meeting location to the comfort of the hotel, to mingling with colleagues – overall it’s such a wonderful experience.”

– 2017 Annual Summer Dermatology Conference Attendee