NP Forum Schedule

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 am

Product Theater | Lilly USA,LLC

Continental Breakfast Served (First come first serve, Limited to 100)
A Closer Look at Taltz
Margret Bobonich, CNP, DNP

Commercial Support Provided by Lilly USA, LLC

Nautilus 1&2

7:00 – 8:00 am

Product Theater | Pfizer, Inc.

Continental Breakfast Served (First come first serve, Limited to 100)
Novel Nonsteroidal Topical Prescription for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis
Adelaide Hebert, MD

Commercial Support Provided by Pfizer, Inc.

Nautilus 3&4

General Session 201

8:00 – 9:00 am

Psoriasis Comorbidities: An Evidence-Based Overview – AANP

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC

Psoriasis was initially believed a skin disorder of keratinocyte hyperproliferation. Today, there is ample scientific evidence that psoriasis affects numerous systems resulting in significant comorbidities that impact overall health and quality of life. Dermatology nurses need to be aware of these comorbidities in order to provide evidence-based, accurate patient education that can impact selection of psoriasis treatments.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Identify 8 comorbidities associated with psoriatic disease.
2 – Describe most common pharmacologic treatments used in management of the conditions.

Grande Ballroom B/C

9:15 – 10:45 AM

Exhibits Open


Session 214

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Atopic Dermatitis – AANP

Eric Simpson, MD, MCR

Causes, comorbidities, and new therapies for Atopic Dermatitis will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Describe the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis.
2 – Assess AD and describe current treatments for AD as well as emergent therapies.

Nautilus 3&4

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Luncheon Theater (All are invited)
Sponsored by Amgen

A Treatment Option for Moderate to Severe Pediatric Plaque Psoriasis

Speaker – Lisa Swanson, MD

Grande Ballroom B/C

Session 224

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Derm Emergencies

Jess Keller, MD

Will discuss severe presentations of dermatologic diseases that may warrant hospitalization, and triage and management of such patients.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Recognize patterns of severe dermatoses.
2 – Refer to dermatologist when needed.

Nautilus 3&4

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Exhibits Open/Poster Viewing


Session 234

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Other Neutrophilic Dermatoses: A Case-Based Update – AANP

Dr. Stanislav Tolkachjov, MD

This is a case-based discussion of neutrophilic dermatoses such as Schnitzler syndrome, neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands, pyoderma gangrenosum-like dermatoses, and pyoderma grangrenosum. Recognition, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed with an emphasis on identification and associated diseases of these often missed dermatoses.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Discuss the presentation and diagnosis of PG and other neutrophilic diagnoses.
2 – Identify associated systemic diseases and possible treatments.
3 – Discuss and review of current literature related to Pyogenic granuloma.

Nautilus 3&4

Session 244

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Kodachromes: Case-Based Review of Common and Rare Dermatologic Diagnoses – AANP

Dr. Stanislav Tolkachjov, MD

This is a kodachrome-based review of common and rare dermatologic diagnoses highlighting the key points in diagnosis, possible associated diseases, and treatment. There will be an opportunity for audience answers prior to discussing each disease for participation and involvement.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Review medical dermatology – both complex and common rashes and their associated systemic diseases and updates on treatment/management in a kodachrome based format.

Nautilus 3&4

Friday, February 16th, 2018

7:00am – 8:00am

SIG 1 Certification

Session will be moderated for a discussion on certification.

Nautilus 5

7:00am – 8:00am

SIG 2 Hot Topics: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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

Nautilus 1&2

7:00am – 8:00am

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

Grande Ballroom B/C

Session 304

9:00 – 10:00 am

Nails – AANP

Phoebe Rich, MD

Many practitioners are reluctant to manage medical and surgical nail problems due to lack of exposure and training. This presentation will boost confidence in providing medical and surgical nail care.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Describe the anatomy and physiology of nails.
2 – Discuss the range of inflammation with nail discharge and infection.

Nautilus 3&4

10:00 – 10:30 am

NPS Business Meeting

Nautilus 3&4

Session 314

10:30 – 11:30 am

Dermatopathology – AANP

Dr. Anisha Patel, MD

Dermatopathology of inflammatory skin diseases and how to interpret pathology reports.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Understand basic inflammatory patterns in dermatopathology.

Nautilus 3&4

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Luncheon Symposium

Grande Ballroom B/C

Session 324

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Update on HIV and the Skin – AANP

Dr. Benjamin Ehst, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives:
1 – Identify common skin findings with HIV infection.
2 – Describe side effects of HAART.

Nautilus 3&4

Session 334

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Blistering Questions: Diagnosis And Management Of Autoimmune Blistering Diseases (AIBD) – AANP

Dr. Margaret Bobonich, DNP, CNP

Dermatology nurses and advanced practice clinicians will identify unique morphologic features of fluid filled lesion to systematically develop a differential diagnosis. Interactive case studies involving bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus, dermatitis herpetaformis, and other AIBDs will help attendees learn about diagnostics, therapeutics and appropriate referral for patients to optimize health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Describe key morphologic features and systematicapproach for differential diagnosis of AIBD. Discuss diagnosis and management of AIBD. Discuss pharmacotherapeutics of targeted therapies for AIBD.

Nautilus 3&4

Session 344

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Healthcare Update – AANP

Dr. Jesse Keller, MD

Update on the Healthcare systems and changing landscape of practice.

Learning Objectives:
1 – Recognize the changing landscape of hdermatology practices.
2 – Identify needed skills to be successful in this new landscape.
3 – Appreciate ethical dilemmas inherent to these changes.

Nautilus 3&4

Session 354

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Advancements in Psoriasis Management: Evidence-Based Support for Best Practice – AANP

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC

This interactive and important session asks dermatology NPs, “Are you providing your psoriasis patients with the best psoriatic treatment options based on evidence-based guidelines?” We will discuss the most up-to-date, treat-to-target guidelines for the management of psoriasis and its comorbidities. Learn about important comorbidity screening pearls, and how to monitor and manage your patients on systemic and biologic therapies. The psoriasis landscape is changing at a rapid pace, and you need this session to stay informed!

Learning Objectives:
1 – Review psoriasis pathophysiology.
2 – Describe psoriasis comorbidities.
3 – Utilize the latest psoriasis treatments in your practice.

Nautilus 3&4

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