Events for Health Care Providers: Continuing Medical Education
If you treat psoriasis patients and are interested in learning the latest about the disease and its treatment options, please join us at one of our educational events designed for health care providers.
National Psoriasis Foundation Events
Physician Assistants Psoriasis Summit
Registration opens in June 2013
November 12, 2013 | Atlanta, Georgia
About the Summit
The National Psoriasis Foundation Physician Assistants Psoriasis Summit was developed to provide specific education in the area of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The treatment of psoriatic disease is an art that requires familiarity with many different treatment regimens. In recent years, treating psoriasis has become even more complex and hopeful with the new options that are available. The educational program will include sessions on biologic and systemic therapies, phototherapy, psoriasis comorbidities, drug-induced psoriasis, case studies and more.
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Hyatt Regency Chicago
October 5-6, 2013 | Chicago, Illinois
Each year the National Psoriasis Foundation presents a one-and-a-half day program that focuses on educating dermatology residents about recent advances in treatments and the management of psoriasis. In addition to attending lectures, participants have the opportunity to interact with distinguished faculty and other chief residents during workshops, social functions and scheduled free time.
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The Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop
February 9, 2013 | Anaheim, California
The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) have collaborated to produce the Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop, an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor's supervision. The next Fundamentals of Phototherapy workshop will be held in Anaheim on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration.
This is an accredited course worth 7.0 ANCC contact hours.
The objectives of this activity:
- Identify photoresponsive skin disorders, and desired outcomes of treatment.
- Describe grades and management of erythema and pruritus.
- Understand how Ultraviolet works. Differentiate Ultraviolet UVB from UVA, and protection against both. Understand differences in protocols for both.
- Recognize differences of internally and externally metered equipment. Identify types of lamps used in phototherapy.
- Describe ways to shield and appropriate shielding during phototherapy. Understanding why to shield during treatment.
- Describe what makes a successful phototherapy unit and some pitfalls. Share experiences and provide time for Q&A.
If you have any questions about the specifics of the Phototherapy Workshop, please contact the DNA National Office at email@example.com or 1.800.454.4362.
CME/CE Programs in Psoriasis on PsoriasisTX.com
The National Psoriasis Foundation, Curatio CME Institute, University of Chicago, Dermatology Nurses' Association, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and International Psoriasis Council have collaborated to produce several free continuing medical education activities. These activities have been designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, dermatology residents and fellows, dermatology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.
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