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DNA Events

Phototheraphy Workshops

Save the Dates! The next Phototherapy Workshops are scheduled for:

December 6, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
Portland, OR
Registration NOW Open!
To book a room, call 800-996-0510 and mention the DNA room rate (reservation deadline is November 14).

February 7, 2015
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA

Registration Opening Soon!
To book a room, call 800-321-2211 and mention the DNA room rate (reservation deadline is January 16).

February 28, 2015
Hyatt Place Raleigh West
Raleigh, NC

Registration Opening Soon!
To book a room, call 919-233-2205 and mention block code: G-NDN1 (reservation deadline is February 9).

April 23, 2015
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Registration NOW Open!

33rd Annual DNA Convention 
April 23 - 26, 2015
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration NOW Open!

Patient Support & Awareness Events endorsed by the DNA

Step Toward a Cure for Eczema
Itching for a Cure Walk: Sunday, October 5, 2014 

The National Eczema Association invites DNA members and their patients to join the 2014 Itching for a Cure walk – the only dedicated walk for eczema!

Itching for a Cure gives those who have eczema and those who care for people with eczema the opportunity to take positive action and raise awareness about this disease.

How DNA Members Can Make a Difference:

  • Promote the walk with an office display giving patients and families hope – NEA will provide wristbands, postcards, and eczema education materials at your request:
  • Register to walk – as an individual or create a team
    • Show your eczema patients support by creating a walk team with medical professionals, office staff, and patients
  • Register as a “virtual” walker – can’t be with us in person? No problem! Register and raise awareness in your practice and community
  • Pledge

Take a step in the right direction right now: make more people aware of the need for an eczema cure and raise funds to advance research.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus

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"Don't Fry Day"

Raising Sun Safety Awareness on the Friday before Memorial Day

The National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) has initiated the first annual Don't Fry Day to educate the public about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. This event will take place on the Friday before Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer for most Americans and a great day to reinforce sun safety messages.

The Dermatology Nurses' Association, in partnership with other NCSCP members, has created a Don't Fry Day handout for use by its members. Please download PDF copies of the Don't Fry Day handout   to distribute to your patients. We hope to have DNA members around the country educating patients and the public about skin cancer prevention on Don't Fry Day.

View a short video about Don't Fry Day

The NCSCP has prepared additional documents including a campaign plan, draft press release, and background fact sheet. These documents are available at

Don't Fry Day - Wear a HatSun Safety Facts:

  • UV intensity peaks in June making May a month with greater risk of sunburn than August.
  • The recommended adult dose for sunscreen is one ounce per application to cover the entire body surface. Most people apply only 25% of the recommended dose of sunscreen and never reapply. This effectively reduces sun protection by 75 to 100%.
  • 80% of children report summer sunburns. It is important to educate our pediatric and adult patients about proper sun protection.
  • Sun protection clothing including hats and long sleeve shirts may protect better than sunscreen.
  • Always wear sunglasses to protect the eye from UV damage.

Download a copy of the Don't Fry Day handout.

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Walk to Cure Psoriasis Needs You!

Sign up for a Walk to Cure Psoriasis, a family-friendly, noncompetitive 1K or 5k event that raises money for the National Psoriasis Foundation’s efforts to fund critical research. When you participate in a walk, you, your patients and your staff join other front-line champions in the growing movement to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Your involvement with the National Psoriasis Foundation will help those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis look forward to longer, healthier lives.

Take your first step by registering for a walk today. No walk in your city? Sign up for a virtual walk and make a difference no matter where you live! With your help, we can cross the finish line together and share in the knowledge that we are helping to find a cure for more than 7.5 million people across the country affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is.™ For more information visit

Other Dermatology-related Meetings

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15th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin
September 3-6, 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland

From September 3rd to 6th 2014 the 15th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin (WCCS 2014) will take place in the UK in historic and picturesque Edinburgh, capital of Scotland. This famous city is the home of a landmark castle on a cliff top, of the British royal family's former Royal Yacht Britannia, and of many architecturally beautiful buildings. In addition Edinburgh is the gateway to a host of world-renowned golf courses and major scenic attractions. Given the major worldwide importance in incidence, morbidity, mortality and cost to society of skin cancer, this conference will attract a very large number of delegates from all over the globe, and we invite you to join them.

29th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing
September 27-October 1, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us for Preconference Workshops on September 27 & 28, 2014 and Main Conference on September 28 through October 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 29th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing. The conference is produced by Wolters Kluwer Health, publisher of Advances in Skin & Wound Care, and will meet the continuing-education needs of multidisciplinary skin and wound care practitioners, from novice to expert, by providing a forum for educational sessions and interactive workshops that offer comprehensive wound management strategies.

23rd World Congress of Dermatology
June 8-13, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

The World Congress of Dermatology is the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting. Speakers and delegates from six continents representing 157 official dermatology organizations will be converging on Vancouver in June 2015 for a special global celebration of dermatology. This is your opportunity to learn the best of what the world of dermatology offers to your clinical practice through symposia, workshops, courses, debates, and informal networking.  


Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5708.