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2002 - 2003

Please note that due to a change in management companies in 2008, the contact information found in all press releases prior to January 1, 2008 is no longer applicable.

Dermatology Convention to Highlight Cultural Awareness Released: December 16, 2003
The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) will hold its 22nd Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, on March 4-8, 2004 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The conference theme, "Caring Is More Than Skin Deep: Raising Cultural Awareness," reflects the cultural challenges for nurses as they strive for optimal patient care.
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Dermatology Nurses' Association Convention Draws Record Crowd Released: April 7, 2003
Over 1,000 nurses attended the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) 21st Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA, on March 20-23, marking the best attendance in DNA's history. Convention attendees enjoyed an exhibit hall filled with 95 booths, as well as a wide variety of special events, networking opportunities, and top-quality education sessions.
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Dermatology Nurses' Association Convention Focuses on Patient Outcomes Released: December 20, 2002
The Dermatology Nurses' Association's (DNA) 21st Annual Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA, on March 20-23, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The conference theme, "Evidence-Based Practice: Bridging the Gap to Improve Patient Outcomes," reflects the new challenges for nurses as they strive for optimal patient care.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2003
Contact: Elise Denmon
(856) 256-2300 ext. 2411, denmone@ajj.com

Dermatology Convention to Highlight Cultural Awareness

Dermatology Nurses' Association 22nd Annual Convention
Caring Is More Than Skin Deep: Raising Cultural Awareness
March 4-8, 2004 - Orlando, Florida

PITMAN, NJ - The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) will hold its 22nd Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, on March 4-8, 2004 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The conference theme, "Caring Is More Than Skin Deep: Raising Cultural Awareness," reflects the cultural challenges for nurses as they strive for optimal patient care. Despite the ever-increasing technologies, the patients' culture, religion, family, emotional, and educational background all play a large role in guiding patient care.

Program

The conference offers a wide variety of sessions on dermatologic and professional topics at all levels, from basic to advanced. On Thursday, March 4, five pre-convention education activities will be offered including a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA's past president and the developer of DNA's first phototherapy workshop. During the "Joan Shelk Memorial Phototherapy Workshop," well-known experts in the field will deliver a full introduction to the theory and practice of phototherapy in the clinic setting while providing a general overview of phototherapy principles and safe treatment care modalities conducive to treatment of photosensitive dermatoses. The "Biologic Administration Education Program for Psoriasis" will provide attendees with the tools necessary to educate and manage psoriasis patients who are treated with biologic therapy.

On Thursday evening, the keynote speaker, Divina Grossman, PhD, RN, FAAN, will open the conference with a discussion of the iceberg concept of culture, the cultural competence continuum, and the critical components of transcultural assessment. Culturally competent nursing and effective approaches to diverse beliefs will be highlighted.

Concurrent sessions will be held March 5-7 and include such topics as:

New treatments and research for acne and rosacea
Ethical issues in dermatology
Ethnic differences in skin diseases
Skin concerns for women
Diagnosis, pathology, education, and prevention of malignant melanoma
Nursing interventions for photoresponsive diseases

An Advanced Practice Forum, a special slate of sessions for nurse practitioners, will be held on Saturday March 6. The forum is designed to meet the challenges of diagnosis and management of skin disease and will conclude with a question/answer session to address clinical practice and professional concerns.

The Dermatology Nurse Certification Exam will be offered on Sunday, March 7. Pre-registration is required for the exam. On Monday, March 8, a post-convention Cosmetic Workshop will explore such procedures as lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and soft tissue fillers, as well as corrective cosmetics.

Continuing Education

The 3-day convention will provide up to 23.0 contact hours. Additional contact hours will be given for the special education activities and pre-conference sessions.

Registration

Complete conference information and on-line registration are available on DNA's Web site, www.dnanurse.org. For additional information, contact the DNA National Office, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; phone (800) 454-4DNA or (856) 256-2330; fax (856) 589-7463; e-mail dna@ajj.com.

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The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. DNAs mission is to develop and promote education and nursing leadership in dermatologic care.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2003
Contact: Elise Denmon
(856) 256-2300 ext. 2411, denmone@ajj.com

Dermatology Nurses' Association Convention Draws Record Crowd

PITMAN, NJ - Over 1,000 nurses attended the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) 21st Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA, on March 20-23, marking the best attendance in DNA's history.

Convention attendees enjoyed an exhibit hall filled with 95 booths, as well as a wide variety of special events, networking opportunities, and top-quality education sessions. The sessions, which were taught by nationally known experts, included such topics as skin cancer treatments, drug interaction management, ethical issues, skin concerns for women, melanoma, occupational skin disease, cosmetic surgery, and more.

"This was DNA's best convention ever. Attendance reached a record-breaking high and the exhibit hall was sold out," said DNA Executive Director, Cyndee Nowicki. "DNA corporate members were once again very supportive of the convention, sponsoring numerous breakfast, lunch, and dinner symposia."

The conference theme was "Evidence-Based Practice: Bridging the Gap to Improve Patient Outcomes," which reflected the new challenges for nurses as they strive for optimal patient care. Consistent with this theme, the keynote speaker, Amy Deutschendorf, MSN, RN, AOCN, opened the conference by challenging the audience to focus on the ways evidence-based medicine can be applied to nursing practice.

There were several preconference workshops, including the "Biologic Administration Education Program for Psoriasis," which provided attendees with the tools necessary to educate and manage patients with psoriasis who are treated with the new biologic therapies. Barbara Bielan, BSN, RN, ANPC, a nurse practitioner, hosted an interactive "What's Your Assessment?" session in which participants brought their own slides of a skin lesion and then joined as a group to formulate a differential diagnosis. A hands-on postconference education activity, "Facial Rejuvenation with Botulinum A," focused on the history, chemical makeup, and possible side-effects of the drug.

For more information, visit the DNA Web site at www.dnanurse.org or call (800) 454-4DNA or (856) 256-2330; fax (856) 589-7463; e-mail dna@ajj.com.

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The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. DNA's mission is to develop and promote education and nursing leadership in dermatologic care.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2002
Contact: Elise Denmon
(856) 256-2300 ext. 2411, denmone@ajj.com

Dermatology Nurses' Association Convention Focuses on Patient Outcomes

PITMAN, NJ - The Dermatology Nurses' Association's (DNA) 21st Annual Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA, on March 20-23, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The conference theme, "Evidence-Based Practice: Bridging the Gap to Improve Patient Outcomes," reflects the new challenges for nurses as they strive for optimal patient care. As there continues to be an increase in technologic advances, nurses will continue to be the primary link between families and doctors.

Program
The conference offers a wide variety of sessions on dermatologic and professional topics at all levels, from basic to advanced. The keynote speaker, Amy Deutschendorf, MSN, RN, AOCN, with over 30 years experience in advanced nursing practice, is a renowned speaker, author, and consultant. She will open the conference on Friday, March 21, by challenging the audience to focus on how evidence-based medicine can be applied to nursing practice.

There will be several preconference workshops, including the "Biologic Administration Education Program for Psoriasis," which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to educate and manage psoriasis patients who are treated with biologic therapy. Barbara Bielan, BSN, RN, ANPC, a nurse practitioner, will host an interactive "What's Your Assessment?" session in which participants bring slides of a skin lesion, and then join as a group to formulate a differential diagnosis. A new "Advanced Practice Forum" is being offered to all nurse practitioners and will include special sessions designed specifically to meet the challenges of diagnosis and management of skin disease. A hands-on postconference education activity, "Facial Rejuvenation with Botulinum A," will focus on the history, chemical makeup, and possible side effects of the drug. Other session topics include drug interaction management, ethical issues, skin concerns for women, melanoma, and occupational skin disease.

The Dermatology Nurse Certification Exam will be offered on Saturday, March 22. Pre-registration is required for the exam.

Continuing Education
Attendees will have the opportunity to earn a minimum of 17.8 contact hours. Additional contact hours will be given for the six preconference workshops and special education activities, ranging from 2.4 to 8.2 contact hours for each session.

Registration
Complete conference information and on-line registration are available on DNA's Web site, www.dnanurse.org. For additional information, contact the DNA National Office, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; phone (800) 454-4DNA or (856) 256-2330; fax (856) 589-7463; e-mail dna@ajj.com.

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The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. DNAs mission is to develop and promote education and nursing leadership in dermatologic care.

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