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Highlights From 2023 NP & PA Conferences: Part 1


Catch up on the best highlights from Fall Clinical for PAs & NPs, SDPA Summer, and Maui Derm NP + PA Summer.



Whether you attended in person and need a refresher or you're looking for in-depth meeting coverage, our 2023 NP & PA conference highlights have you covered. The editors at Dermatology Times traveled to numerous conferences this year to connect with dermatology advanced practice providers and attend engaging sessions. Below is part 1 of our 2023 NP & PA conferences recap.

Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs and NPs

Lauren Miller, PA-C, Highlights the Value of Collaboration With APPs and More

The first day of the 2023 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs and NPs began with KOL-led “Mentoring for Leadership” sessions. Lauren Miller, PA-C, a board-certified dermatology physician assistant at Southern Skies Dermatology & Surgery in Alabama, discussed with attendees how to effectively build their cover letter to stand out among other applicants, what PAs and NPs need to know about managing atopic dermatitis with biologics, and office tips for improving efficiency.

Sydney Givens, PA-C, Reviews How to Discuss Cosmeceuticals With Patients

Dermatology Times spoke with board-certified physician assistant, Sydney Givens, PA-C, on her session at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs and NPs, “What You Really Need to Know About Cosmeceuticals” in Orlando, Florida. Givens sees patients at both Wiregrass Dermatology and the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery.

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Summer Conference

Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, Discusses the Role of the Dermatology PA Foundation in Supporting Physician Assistants

Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, is a dermatology physician assistant practicing, the chair of the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF), and the immediate past president of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). Block spoke with Dermatology Times to discuss the organization's mission and role in supporting PAs in dermatology.

Jane Mast, PhD, DMSc, MPAS: Empathy in the Patient Journey With HS

Jane Mast, PhD, DMSc, MPAS, is a medical director for Novartis and has been a practicing dermatology physician assistant (PA) for more than 20 years. At the 2023 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) Annual Summer Dermatology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Mast presented at a Novartis product theater titled, "Disease State and Unmet Needs in Hidradenitis Suppurativa."

Maui Derm NP + PA Summer

Creating Goals Ahead of Psoriasis Action Month

The wide range of diseased states in psoriasis challenging clinicians was debriefed in a session titled “Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis” at the 2023 Maui Derm NP+PA Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 21-24. Melodie Young, MSN, ANP-c, an NP with Modern Dermatology in Dallas, Texas discussed the status of dermatology care today as it relates to evolving roles and new challenges.

Effects of Spesolimab on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Lesions Leads to Additional Research

To address the need for more targeted therapies to manage hidradenitis suppurativa, investigators studied the effects of spesolimab in those with moderate to severe HS in a Phase IIa proof-of-clinical-concept study.1 Findings were presented in a poster titled “Spesolimab for hidradenitis suppurativa: A proof-of-concept study,” at the Maui Derm NP+PA Summer 2023 Conference June 21-24, 2023, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What NP & PA conference from 2023 was your favorite? Let us know by emailing DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

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