- 2013 Phototherapy Workshops
- 32nd Annual DNA Convention
- 33rd Annual DNA Convention
- Don't Fry Day
- Walk to Cure Psoriasis
- WOCN and DNA Joint Conference
- Southwest Regional NAPNAP Conference
- Melanoma 2014: 24th Annual Cutaneous Malignancy Update
- 12th European Society for Paediatric Dermatology Congress
- October 5, 2013, Hyatt Regency Rochester, Rochester, NY
- December 7, 2013, Houston, TX
Patient Support & Awareness Events endorsed by the DNA
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.
The NCSCP has prepared additional documents including a campaign plan, draft press release, and background fact sheet. These documents are available at www.skincancerprevention.org .
Sun 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. 
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 www.psoriasis.org/walk 
October 4-6, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, New York
This October the North East Region of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society will “Join Forces in Education for Best Practice” with the Dermatology Nurses Association Chapter 28, Greater NY in Rochester, NY. This exciting and informational conference will be the first of its kind, joining two nursing disciplines in one weekend-long educational event! There will be sessions on dermatology, wound and burn care, ostomy care, and continence care, as well as professional practice tracts. Registration will open soon, and will be limited to the first 300 registrants! For inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit the WOCN Northeast Region website  for more details.
Other Dermatology-related Meetings
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Southwest Regional NAPNAP Conference
November 8-10, 2013
Palm Springs, California
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to review the evidence surrounding clinical issues encountered in their practice, including; asthma and allergies, adolescent skin problems, eating disorders, neurobehavioral pharmacology, motivational interviewing techniques, legislative updates, sports medicine, infectious disease, Klinefelter syndrome, and cultural and health disparities LGBTQ community. Conference is open to ALL interested health care professionals.
During this course nationally recognized experts will present information on prevention, risk assessment, early detection, genetic factors, and current and future treatment choices for melanoma patients. Issues concerning surgical management, adjuvant therapy, advanced disease therapy, and personalizing the course of treatment for individual patients will also be discussed. This course is designed to provide information that will help clinicians in their decision making regarding these difficult patient problems. The course will be taught by a wide range of experts as this most serious of skin cancers will require multidisciplinary efforts to conquer.
12th European Society for Paediatric Dermatology Congress
June 12-14, 2014
To achieve the highest quality of training and academic interactions this scientific programme will include plenary lectures, free communications, satellite symposia, breakfast sessions and cases covering some of the latest developments in clinical and experimental Paediatric Dermatology. The structure of the programme will also offer ample opportunities to discuss specific issues with the experts. Social interactions should not be missed and a charming evening programme will be organized in the typical atmosphere of the region. Networking between the dermatological and paediatric disciplines will support international exchange and deepen the cooperation.
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.