Pre-Conference: June 27th, 2018
General Conference: June 28th - July 1st, 2018
The Westin Seattle – Seattle, WA

Pre-Conference Program

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Pre-Conference Program

Wednesday June 27, 2018
7:00am to 5:45pm

Our Pre-Conference Program is back by popular demand! This year we are thrilled to feature a two-part program focused on Dermoscopy and Professional Development. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in an in-depth Dermoscopy program and follow that up with a chance to hone in on your professional trajectory. Registrants can select to attend either the full day program (both tracks) or attend only Track 2 (half-day). You can register for the Pre-Conference Program when registering for the conference. If you have already registered and wish to add this on, please email

  • Full Day (Track 1 & 2) – $99 (Lunch included)
  • Half-Day (Track 2 only) – $69 (Lunch included)

Track 1: Mastering the Art of Dermoscopy – New This Year!

The Dermoscopy Pre-Conference is an immersive half day program, led by Dr. Joslyn Kirby and Dr. Jennie Clarke. This session, targeted to both the beginner and advanced clinician, provides an in depth overview of dermoscopy for evaluation and management of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin lesions. Diagnostic algorithms and pattern analysis will be presented. In addition, clinical cases and pearls for practical application will be discussed. These lecture based sessions are a must for any practitioner with an interest in diagnostic dermatology and improving their clinical accuracy.

Track 2: Professional Development – New This Year!

Ever wonder what it takes to get to the next level? Is there more to being a derm PA than just the clinic? What are some of the key issues affecting derm PAs today? How can I find new ways to engage my patients? Find out the answers to all these questions and more during the Professional Development program. This exciting program, taking place the afternoon of the Pre Conference day, features key thought leaders in both the medical, legal, and business profession, who will cover a wide range of topics that directly affect PAs in practice today. Find out what you can do as a clinician, both personally and professionally, to evolve and advance!


Pre-Conference Program Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of $20.00 will be charged for all pre-conference program registrations canceled on or before March 30, 2018. Cancellations made after this date will be subject to the following refunds:

  • March 31, 2018 thru April 28, 2018 – 50% of pre-conference program.
  • April 29, 2018 thru May 29, 2018 – 25% of pre-conference program.

There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the conference start date (May 29, 2018).*

Accommodations will be made for the following exceptions:

  • Death in the Family – Provide written notification – When approved, complimentary access to online accredited recordings of the conference will be provided.
  • Medical Reason – Provide a letter from your Attending Physician stating the reason preventing your attendance at the Conference – When approved, complimentary access to online accredited recordings of the conference will be provided.
  • Natural Disaster – Provide a letter indicating the circumstances preventing your attendance at the Conference – When approved, complimentary access to online accredited recordings of the conference will be provided.

All cancellation notifications should be emailed to SDPA Conference Management at

*PLEASE NOTE: After May 29, 2018, no financial refunds will be provided. If a cancellation is approved, access to online accredited recordings of the conference, once available, will be provided.

SDPA reserves the right to cancel the Conference up to four (4) weeks prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, conference organizers cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline fees and/or accommodation expenses.

“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