What to Expect at The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) 2022 Conference


The 20th annual SDPA Conference begins Thursday, November 17th in Miami, Florida, and continues through Sunday, November 20th.

The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) is a 501c6 non-profit professional organization made up of members who provide dermatologic care or have an interest in the medical specialty of dermatology. Its fellow members are PAs who provide medical services with the collaboration of a board-certified dermatologist. The SDPA was founded in 1994, and currently has over 4,600 members. SDPA is the largest specialty organization in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The organization was first called Physician Assistants in Dermatology (PAD) but changed to SDPA in 1995. In 1998, the organization became an affiliate of the American Academy of the Physician Assistants (AAPA).

The first SDPA Fall Dermatology Conference was held in 2003 in San Antonio, TX with 309 attendees. Its success prompted the addition of a summer conference in Chicago, Illinois in 2010. The SDPA conferences are the premier education event for DermPAs, who convene onsite for 4 days of continuing education, professional networking, and special events. Attendees who attend receive an unlimited opportunity to learn, network, and cultivate professional relationships with the industry’s nationally recognized expert faculty.

The conference kicks off on Thursday, November 17th with a welcome address by SDPA Board of Directors President Lauren Miller. She is a founding board member of the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. This year’s fall conference takes place from November 17th -20th.

The editors of Dermatology Times® will be covering the conference live in person and reporting on numerous engaging sessions and conducting exclusive interviews with key opinion leaders before the start of the conference. Some of the upcoming featured coverage at SPDA includes:

  • New & Emerging treatment for atopic dermatitis
  • Laser treatments in skin of color
  • Treating Warts and Molluscum and Kiddos
  • Healing the Unhealable Wound
  •  Non-invasive skin tightening procedures
  • Off-label therapeutics in adults and pediatric patients

Leading authorities will discuss new data, treatments, and approaches in their respective fields. Conference abstracts are available in both print and online versions of Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (JDPA), the official journal of the SDPA. Make sure to keep up to date with the latest in coverage from the conference and subscribe to Dermatology Times® to receive daily email updates.

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