Ticketed Sessions & Workshops

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Below is a list of available Ticketed Sessions (TS) and Workshops (WS) which will be held during the conference. These sessions will have a limited capacity and are filled on a first come first serve basis, so register early to secure your spot. Please keep in mind the policies below when registering for these sessions. Registration for any TS or WS 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.

Ticketed Session and Workshop Policies

Ticketed Sessions are concurrent with lectures and can be added to your conference registration order at no additional cost. You must be registered for the conference AND registered for the session(s) in order to attend. You cannot register for session or workshops occurring at the same time as one another. Please plan to attend any sessions for which you have registered; the SDPA and its session speakers have dedicated time and resources to ensure each TS and WS will provide you with a valuable learning experience.

Workshops carry a nominal $90 fee to cover the cost of your surgical supply kit. (Please note, in order to make our TS and WS breakouts as accessible as possible, we have removed all other costs.)

If you wish to add a TS or WS after you have already registered for the conference, use the link in your confirmation email to edit your registration. You may be able to attend a TS or WS on site if there is room, but priority will be given to those with tickets.


Ticketed Sessions

The SDPA is pleased to offer all ticketed sessions free of charge to conference attendees. However, to attend a ticketed session you must register. Registration can be done when signing up for the conference or by editing your existing registration. A link to edit your registration will have been provided in your registration confirmation email. If you have questions, please contact Conference Management.

TS1 – Working Up the Therapeutic Ladder

Thursday, November 1 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm 
Limit: 50
2.0 hrs. CAT I
Faculty: Joseph C. English III, MD
Located in TBD
Cost: Complimentary

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 2018 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 a review of the literature on treating them.

TS2 – Skin Radiotherapy and Radiation Dermatitis 101

Friday, November 2 – 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Limit: 10
1.0 hrs CAT I

Faculty: Stuart Samuels, MD
Located in Hospitality Suite 1
Cost: Complimentary

Isn’t radiation a BAD thing?!? Come join Dr. Samuels for a small group discussion on just how radiation can actually be used to treat the most common skin cancers you see in the clinic. Learn how to recognize the therapeutic effects and toxicities of this historic treatment option. You can be the expert on radiation dermatitis for your office.

TS3 – Neuromodulators & DErmal Fillers Live Demonstration

Friday, November 2 – 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Limit: 50
2.0 hrs CAT I

Faculty: Melanie Kingsley, MD and Ilanit Samuels, PA-C
Located in Venetian Ballroom I, II, & III
Cost: Complimentary

Our options to treat the aging face with nonsurgical techniques continue to improve. Please join our discussion on how to combine neuromodulators, fillers, and technology to best provide a noninvasive face-lift. This two hour live demonstration workshop will cover the cosmetic consult, patient selection, treatment options, injection techniques, and the pearls and pitfalls of providing cosmetic services.

TS4 – Walking Tour of 2018 Abstracts

Saturday, November 3 – 9:45am 10:45am
Limit: 20
1.0 hr. CAT I
Faculty: Mark Russell, MD
Located in TBD
Cost: Complimentary

Want to get the scoop on the most cutting edge research and data in dermatology, but don’t have the time to catch up on all those journals STILL sitting on your desk? Then this session, guided by Dr. Mark Russell, is not to be missed! This fun, interactive experience will feature a walking tour of the abstract posters featured at this fall’s conference alongside the opportunity to discuss the latest research with your peers and Dr. Russell. You will leave this session prepared to apply the data your first day back at your office

TS5 – Making The Most of Your Microscope

Saturday, November 3 – 11:00am to 1:00pm
Limit: 50
2.0 hrs. CAT I
Faculty: Joe Monroe, PA, MPAS
Located in Venetian Ballroom I, II, & III
Cost: Complimentary

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 it real or artifact? What exactly are we looking for? The objective: to maximize diagnostic certainty, thereby eliminating patient worry and suffering by establishing the correct diagnosis, which dictates correct/effective treatment.

TS6 – Walking Tour of the 2018 fall Abstracts

Saturday, November 3 – 12:00pm 1:00pm
Limit: 20
1.0 hr. CAT I
Faculty: Mark Russell, MD
Located in TBD
Cost: Complimentary

Want to get the scoop on the most cutting-edge research and data in dermatology, but don’t have the time to catch up on all those journals STILL sitting on your desk? Then this session, guided by Dr. Mark Russell, is not to be missed! This fun, interactive experience will feature a walking tour of the abstract posters featured at this fall’s conference alongside the opportunity to discuss the latest research with your peers and Dr. Russell. You will leave this session prepared to apply the data your first day back at your office

TS7 – NPF: Allied Healthcare Provider Psoriasis Recognition Program

Saturday, November 3 – 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Limit: TBD
4.0 AMA PRA CAT I Credits
Faculty: Jason Oberdick, PA-C, Jacki Kment, <PAS, PA-C and Paul Yamauchi, MD
Located in Venetian Ballroom I, II & III
Cost: Complimentary

 

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 (NPF) 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. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

TS8 – Atopic Dermatitis: Beyond the Basics

Saturday, November 3 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Limit: 50
2.0 hrs. CAT I
Faculty: TBD
Located in TBD
Cost: Complimentary

DPAFJoin the DPAF for this 2-hour session founded on the results of a knowledge gap assessment survey on Atopic Dermatitis. Attendees of the live session will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of three subject matter experts (a dermatologist, an Allergist/Immunologist, and a PA thought leader).

This session is sponsored by the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF), the official philanthropic arm of the SDPA.


Workshops (WS)

WS1 – BASIC SURGERY

Friday, November 2 – 3:15pm to 5:15pm 
Limit: 30
2.0 hrs. CAT I

Faculty: Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C
Located in Venetian Ballroom IV & V
Cost: $90 surgical supply kit fee

Participants will be able to practice the different procedures: various biopsy techniques, cryosurgery, electrodesiccation and curettage, and the simple elliptical excision on a synthetic skin piece with guidance from a surgical faculty. Different suturing techniques associated with the above procedures will be practiced.

WS2 – INTERMEDIATE SURGERY
SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 3 – 11:00am to 1:00pm 
Limit: 30
2.0 hrs. CAT I

Faculty: Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C
Located in Venetian Ballroom IV & V
Cost: $90 surgical supply kit fee (THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT)

Participants should possess basic skin surgery techniques and some familiarity with intermediate skin surgery techniques. In this session, we will focus on refining the elliptical excision. Different suturing techniques – vertical and horizontal mattress, running subcuticular, running locked, buried dermal sutures, including the repair of “dog ears” or standing cone deformity, will be practiced on a synthetic skin piece to optimize surgical outcomes. Different suturing techniques and materials for different situations, skin types and anatomic locations will also be discussed.

Surgical pearls and pitfalls, managing intraoperative and postoperative problems will also be shared in a highly interactive session.

WS3 – ADVANCED SURGERY

Saturday, November 3 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm 
Limit: 30
2.0 hrs CAT I
Faculty: Jeffrey Johnson, PA-C
Located in Venetian Ballroom IV & V
Cost: $90 surgical supply kit fee

This course is best suited to dermatology PAs with at least two years of surgical experience and a thorough understanding of underlying anatomy and basic/intermediate surgery techniques as listed in the above curse description. Participants will learn how to design and perform various types of complex repairs using different skin flaps (advancement, rotation, transposition, and interpolation) and skin grafts. Choosing the best possible closure in different situations will be central in this highly interactive session. Participants will have an opportunity to design and execute different flaps on a simulated skin model under the instruction of an experienced surgical faculty. Managing surgical complications and discussion of wound care will round up the discussion.

“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

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