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Press Releases

DNA Gets Virtual-for the First Time! Released: October 24, 2012

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) hosts its first Virtual Symposium, focusing on psoriasis, a skin condition effecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. This event offers a unique educational format for dermatology and primary care nurses, and nurse practitioners managing psoriasis patients. Read the Full Release.

Dermatology Nurses Join Groups in Opposing Tanning Tax Repeal Released: July 20, 2011

The Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA), joins nearly 100 state and national medical associations including the American Academy of Dermatology Association and the American Medical Association in signing a letter of opposition to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C, NY), who co-sponsored legislation to repeal the 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services. Read the Full Release

Dermatology Nursing Website gets a Facelift Released: July 13, 2011

The Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) launched its newly redesigned website,, this week. The site offers an online community for nurses and nurse practitioners, a press room and other features to ensure a user-friendly experience, while providing timely and relevant dermatology news and membership information. The new site has been receiving particular accolades for its easier navigation and interactive features.
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Struggling Tanning Salons Seek Ray of Hope Released: May 2, 2010

Tanning profits are decreasing, and salon owners are feeling the pinch, as fewer new customers are willing to pay for the service because the UVA rays emitted by tanning beds have been linked to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Executive Director, Victoria Elliott, comments on the DNA’s support of more stringent laws and federal tax on indoor tanning.
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Dermatology Nurses Urge Use of Tanning Tax to Raise Awareness of Sun Protection and Skin Cancer Prevention Released: April 2, 2010

At the 28th Annual Convention of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), held in Florida this past week, dermatology nurses overwhelmingly agreed that signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act levying a tanning bed usage tax is a great step forward in protecting the health of Americans.
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Dermatology Nurses to Convene in Boston, July 31-August 2 Released: May 15, 2009

Within health care, dermatology nursing professionals play a critical role in providing quality care to their patients. When the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) hosts its Annual Summer Meeting in 2009, dermatology nurses will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the hottest topics in dermatology.
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New Dermatology Nurses’ Association President Marianne Tawa Strives to Increase Visibility of Organization, Profession Released: April 8, 2009

Marianne C. Tawa RN, MSN, ANP, has been named president of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), a national professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in dermatologic care.
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