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DNA's 34th Annual Convention
March 31 - April 3, 2016
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Patient Support & Awareness Events endorsed by the DNA

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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

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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.