Nurse Practitioner Forum - Day 1

Time Slot: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:30am to 5:15pm
NP Forum


The NP Forum is two action packed days of education targeted to the advanced practice Nurse Practitioner with an interest in dermatology. The NP Forum provides education based on current literature reviews, new evolution in dermatology, evidence-based practice, as well as attendee requested topics, to meet the diverse needs of Nurse Practitioners. (Additional Fee Required)

 7:30 AM

Opening Remarks and Continental Breakfast

 7:45 AM –  8:45 AM

“Mistakes” in Dermatopathology and Learning From Them
Simon Warren, MD

Learning Objective:  

  1. Determine the limitations of biopsy results in complex diagnoses.
  2. Describe the role of a dermatopathologist and the interactions with the clinician in rendering a diagnosis

8:45 AM  –  9:45 AM

Systematic Drugs & Medicolegal Risk Management
Stephen E. Wolverton, MD

Learning Objective: Apply the general principles to minimize medical risk to the patient and medicolegal risk to the practitioner when prescribing systemic medications.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM


10:00 AM –  Noon

Grand Rounds
Anita Haggstrom, MD 
Stephen E. Wolverton, MD

Learning Objective: Diagnose and treat infantile hemangiomas with systemic drugs applying the principles to minimize medical risks to patients using case studies.

Noon – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Infantile Hemangiomas: When to Worry
Anita Haggstrom, MD

Learning Objective: Describe current information on the signs, symptoms and treatment of infantile hemangiomas.

2:00 PM –  3:00 PM

Mixing it Up, Compounding for Specialized Patient Care

Jeff Jackson R. Ph.

Learning Objective:  Describe compounding medication in order to customize treatment providing more options and optimizing patient care.

3:00 PM  - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Genital Dermatology: Disease Down Under
Scott Fretzin, MD

Learning Objective: Differentiate between genital dermatology inflammation vs. infection.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Update on Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FACP

Learning Objective: 

  1. Review the pathophysiology of NMSC
  2. Identify criteria for MOHs surgery
  3. Describe a MOH's procedure
  4. Determine potential adverse effects of MOH's surgery and how to manage those potential problems
  5. Determine post Moh's followup schedules
  6. Evaluate pharmacology of non-surgical treatments of NMSC

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open / Welcome Reception

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