DNA CHAPTER UPDATES
NORTHWEST OREGON CHAPTER
Spring Conference Updates:
- Dr Mark Albertini, UW Health, Carbone Cancer Center, highlighted current advancements in therapy that have dramatically changed the landscape of melanoma care and life expectancy.
- Dr Margo Reeder specializes in allergic contact dermatitis and patch testing at UW Health. She presented multiple case studies demonstrating the detective work required to reveal irritants and allergens.
- Dr Stefen Schieke, UW Health, Dermatology, presented an introduction to cutaneous lymphoma diagnosis, staple therapies, and promising new treatment options.
- Dr Juliet Aylward, Mohs Surgeon, UW Health, utilized illustrations from her own practice to discuss PDT and its role in the treatment of skin disease.
CANADIAN EAST/CENTRAL CHAPTER
The Canadian East/Central Chapter of the DNA is busy planning their annual conference. It will be held October 26, 2019, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Last year we had over 50 attendees including dermatology nurses from hospitals and the community. We also had a large number of family practice nurses in attendance.
This year we will have a Friday evening annual meeting and educational dinner for members. Saturday the conference will feature speakers on Blistering Diseases, Rosacea, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Vitiligo as well as “What’s new in dermatology, pediatric dermatology and wound care.”
We will also have many booths by our sponsors as well as some patient networks/associations.
For more information please go to our website: www.dnanurse.ca
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
The Northern California/San Francisco Chapter of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association will be holding their annual education conference on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Mills Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, CA. The educational conference offers 6 CEs to attendees and will feature 6 physician speakers from local dermatology practices. Topics featured at the 2019 conference include: skin of color, dermatoses in nursing mothers, androgenetic alopecia in women, patch testing in the setting of contact dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, telehealth, and vaccines in dermatology. Interactive presentations will include “The Ingredient Game” with Dr. Yiannias, in which attendees are encouraged to bring a hypoallergic/fragrance-free product to play along, and “Impressionism to Clinical Impressions” with Dr. Bailey, in which attendees will learn new strategies for approaching clinical decision making through the observation of classic art. Registration for the event is $65 for DNA members ($75 for non-members, and $85 at the door) and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For additional information about the event or to request a brochure, please contact Melissa Cooper, Chapter President (email@example.com) or Sierra Kane, Chapter Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MINNESOTA REGION FALL CONFERENCE
The MN Region-DNA is excited to be hosting an all day educational conference Oct 5th at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., Mpls, MN., for PAs, NPs, RNs, LPNs, MAs, nursing students and others interested in Dermatology. The conference will provide up to 7 contact hours. If you are interested in connecting with other professionals and attending DNA events held locally, please contact: email@example.com for more information.
Patient Support & Awareness Events endorsed by the DNA
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Other Dermatology-related Meetings
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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.