Conference Schedule

Friday, February 16th, 2018

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open

Grande Foyer

7:00 am – 8:00 am

SIG 1 Certification

Session will be moderated for a discussion on certification.

Nautilus 5

7:00 am – 8:00 am

SIG 2 Hot Topics: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Session will be moderated for discussion on the hot topic of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Nautilus 1&2

7:00 am – 8:00 am

SIG 3 JDNA Publication Writing

Session will be moderated for discussion on publication writing.


Nautilus 3&4

General Session 301

8:00 – 9:00 am

Image Rapid-Fire: High-Yield Dermatology Cases with Nursing Implications – AANP

Jonathan Miller, MD

Want to improve your visual recognition skills? If yes, then attend this lecture that will focus on reviewing pictures of commonly-seen skin conditions, with discussion of associated nursing implications.

Learning Objective:

1 – Improve visual recognition skills by reviewing pictures of commonly-seen skin conditions, with discussion of associated nursing implications.

Grande Ballroom B/C

General Session 5

General Session 302

9:00 – 10:00 am

Vitiligo and Other Pigmentary Conditions

Annalise Abiodun, MD

Learning Objectives:

1 – Identify clinical manifestations of Vitiligo and other pigmentary conditions.

2 – Discuss best treatment options for pigmentary conditions.

3 – Educate patient on realistic goals of treatment.

Grande Ballroom B/C

General Session 6

Session 311

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Autoimmune Disease Associated with Connective Tissue Diseases – AANP

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, CNP

Patients with lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma and other connective tissue diseases may present with cutaneous symptoms in early or advance disease states. While some may only involve the skin, others may indicate the possibility of underlying systemic involvement. Dermatology nurses and advanced practice clinicians attending this session will be able to identify cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune associated connective tissue diseases along with appropriate diagnostics for an accurate diagnosis. Attendees will describe therapeutic options and appropriate referral for optimal patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Review anatomy and pathophysiology of cutaneous symptoms and autoimmune associated connective tissue diseases.

2 – Discuss diagnosis and management of cutaneous manifestations of the most common autoimmune disease and appropriate differential diagnosis.

3 – Discuss pharmacotherapeutics of targeted therapies for management of cutaneous symptoms of autoimmune diseases.


Grande Ballroom A

Concurrent Session

Session 312

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Research Based Nursing Practice to Reduce Skin Cancer Morbidity and Mortality – AANP

Victoria Siegel, EdD, RN, CNS

The Surgeon General established a call for action against skin cancer in 2014 and skin cancer continues to affect people in epidemic proportions. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer as a result of smoking. Use of a tanning bed before age 35, increases the chance of getting melanoma by 75%. As nurses we can have a direct positive effect on this epidemic through education and screening of patients and the public.

Learning Objectives: 

1 – Describe recent pharmacologic advances in treatment of melanoma.

2 – Assess skin lesions to differentially diagnosis for cancer and determine what further diagnostic procedures are needed.

3 – Identify the epidemic of skin cancer and educate patients on preventative measures.

Nautilus 5

Concurrent Session

Session 313

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Skin Manifestations of Diabetes Patients

Karen Fairbrother, BSN, RN, DNC, CDE

Over 45 % of American Adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Dermatology nurses daily support the care for these patients. If diabetes is not in good control many skin manifestations may cause these people with diabetes harm. This hour will review skin manifestations and offer current information about diabetes care today. The array of medications and tech available for people with diabetes is extensive. Resources for the dermatology nurse and their clients will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Describe most common cutaneous manifestations of diabetes.

2 – Review best care options for people with diabetes.


Nautilus 1&2

Concurrent Session

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Symposium
(All are invited)

Patient-Centered Treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Lakshi Aldredge, MSM, ANP-BC, Panel Chair

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Grande Ballroom B/C

Session 321

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Update on Therapies for Common Conditions in Pediatric Dermatology

Samantha Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Judith O’Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP

Learning Objective:

1 – Discuss emerging treatment options for common Pediatric Dermatology


Nautilus 5

Concurrent Session

Session 322

1:00 – 2:00 PM

High Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Pearls for Managing Complex Patients – AANP

R. Samuel Hopkins, MD

Case based presentation of high risk non-melanoma skin cancer patients will be presented to highlight management strategies for these difficult patients.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Identify most common high risk non-melanoma skin cancers.

2 – Describe current management strategies for these complex patients.

3 – Employ strategies to deal with psychosocial implications to patients with skin lesions.

Grande Ballroom A

Concurrent Session

Session 323

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Ocular and Periocular Melanoma – AANP

Gera Mannor, MD, MPH

Description of the types of Ocular & Periocular Melanomas, comparison to cutaneous melanoma, discussion of current evaluation and management of these melanomas, tips about examining such patients, and when to refer to eye doctors.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Identify types of Ocular & Periocular Melanoma.

2 – Compare ocular and periocular melanomas to cutaneous melanoma.

3 – Perform an effective eyelid and conjunctiva examination.

4 – Refer patient to eye doctor when necessary for treatment.


Nautilus 1&2

Concurrent Session

Session 330

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Pediatric Dermatology – AANP

Robert Sidbury, MD

 Learning Objectives:

1 – Describe two new therapeutic options for AD in children released within the last 12 months.

2 – Evaluate the off label usage of these new agents in young children.

3 – Discuss emerging agents in the pipeline for pediatric dermatologic patients.

Grande Ballroom B/C

General Session 7

Session 340

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Hair Loss: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management – AANP

Rita Pichardo, MD

Hair loss: a practical approach to diagnosis and management is one hour lecture created with the intention to discuss the clues for th diagnosis of the most common alopecias and to provide the newest therapies for the management of these diseases.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Recognize the clues for the diagnosis of different types of alopecias.

2 – Describe topical and systemic drug management including the pharmacokinetics, dosing, duration of treatment and potential adverse reactions.

3 – Counsel patient on approaches to relieve psychosocial aspects of hair loss.

Grande Ballroom B/C

General Session 8

5:15 – 6:15 pm

DNA Business Meeting

Join the DNA Leadership to discover our accomplishments over the past year, including the JDNA and DNCB updates, as well as honor some of the finest DNA Volunteers and Award winners in our organization, and share in the goals of the upcoming year. You also don’t want to miss the story and entertain provided during this meeting by one of America’s Got Talent top 10 finalists of 2017, Kechi Okwuchi, as she shares her heartwarming story which has connected her to nurse, as well as listen to her beautiful voice as she entertains us.

 Grande Ballroom A