March 11, 2020 : DNA Reschedules the 2020 DNA Annual Meeting
After continuous monitoring of the evolving situation with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) is announcing today that it has made the decision to reschedule its 2020 Annual Meeting that was scheduled to take place March 18-21 in Denver, Colorado.
Rescheduling the 2020 DNA Annual Meeting was a difficult decision made by the Board of Directors after careful thought and deliberation. While an incredible amount of work went into planning this year’s educational program, and all of our speakers have put immense time and energy into their presentations, it has reached a point with COVID-19 where the DNA felt it was absolutely necessary to reschedule the Annual Meeting in order to protect the health and safety of attendees.
DNA leadership had been meeting on a daily basis to continuously assess the situation based on what new developments had occurred, but in light of the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, DNA leadership felt that even the precautions being taken to ensure the health and safety of attendees would not be enough and the best decision was to reschedule the 2020 DNA Annual Meeting.
The DNA will keep your full registration active and you will have the option of attending at the rescheduled dates of July 15-18, 2020, and/or you will have access to view all recorded sessions in the Online CE Center 2-3 weeks following the convention and earn conference CNE credits. If you did not cancel your convention registration prior to the February 24, 2020 deadline, you will be considered registered for the rescheduled dates in July. If you decide to cancel, written notice of cancellation must be sent to the DNA Registration, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056 (fax 856-218-0557 or email email@example.com) no later than May 29, 2020. A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. After May 29, 2020 registration fees will be non-refundable.
The Registration database will be closed for a period of time to verify any speaker or session changes. Once it is reopened you will receive a message in case you would like to view your schedule and make any changes in the event some of your speakers and/or sessions had to be changed.
All attendees should be aware that in order to cancel your hotel reservation, you must contact the hotel directly unless it was booked through the DNA. If booked through the DNA, the DNA will cancel your reservation for you.
All attendees should check with their airlines or other travel arrangements to determine the best way to change your ticketing.
The DNA wishes to sincerely thank everyone for their patience throughout this decision-making process. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Information & Resources
Posted: March 9, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. Infections with the novel coronavirus also have been reported internationally, including in the United States. On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. On January 31, 2020, Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s health care community in responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus. On February 11, 2020, WHO announced an official name for the disease causing the novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19.
Please use the resources below to stay informed.
- CDC ~Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC ~ Information for Travel
- CDC ~ Latest News
- CDC ~ Travel Health Notices
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ~Current Emergencies ~ Coronavirus Disease
- Food & Drug Administration ~Coronavirus Disease 2019
- WHO ~ Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
- WHO ~ Coronavirus Situation Updates
- American Nurses Association ~ Coronavirus Disease
- ECRI Institute ~ Coronavirus Outbreak Preparedness Center
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19(CDC Fact Sheet)
- What to Do if You Are Sick with COVID-19(CDC Fact Sheet)
- COVID-19 Technical Guidance(WHO)
- COVID-19 Videos(CDC)
- Online Training Courseregarding emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses (WHO)
- Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Online Course(WHO/EPI-WIN)
- COVID-19 FAQsregarding Medicare billing (CMS)
Additional Information & Updates
- CDC Health Alert ~ Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(3/8/20)
- CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus(CMS, 3/4/20)
- CDC Health Alert ~ Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus(2/28/20)
- Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States(CDC, 2/27/20)
- Criteria to Guide Evaluation of Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19(CDC, 2/27/20)
- Interim Guidance for Public Health Personnel Evaluating Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and Asymptomatic Close Contacts of Confirmed Cases at Their Home or Non-Home Residential Settings(CDC, 2/24/20)
- Update: Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak — United States, February 24, 2020, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report(2/24/20)
- Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Known or Patients Under Investigation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus in a Healthcare Setting(CDC, 2/21/20)
- Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities(CDC, 2/14/20)
- CMS Develops New Code for Coronavirus Lab Test(CMS, 2/13/20)
- Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for 2019 Novel Coronavirus(CDC, 2/12/20)
- Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report(2/7/20)
- CMS Prepares Nation’s Healthcare Facilities for Coronavirus Threat(CMS, 2/6/20)
- Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak — United States, December 31, 2019–February 4, 2020, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report(2/5/20)
- CDC Health Alert ~ Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus(2/1/20)
- CDC Health Alert ~ Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China(1/17/20)
- CDC Webinar (March 5, 2020 – 2:00 pm ET) ~ Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update – What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States~ Audiorecording & Presentation Slides Available
- CDC Webinar (January 31, 2020 – 2:00 pm ET) ~ Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus – Interim Guidance for Clinicians~ Audiorecording & Presentation Slides Available