Thank you for looking into attending the Inaugural Dermatology Refresher Symposium (DRS) to be held live and virtual (not in-person) on October 1-3, 2021. In these uncertain times, just because we are unable to attend medical conferences in-person, we should not stop learning medical advances; thus, the creation of this live virtual conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live, learn, and work, and there is now a new-found belief that not everything needs to be done in-person all the time anymore. DRS will continue as a live virtual conference every year even after the pandemic ends.
It has been estimated that there are about 10000 dermatology physician assistants and dermatology nurse practitioners in the U.S. These advanced practice practitioners may not have access to dermatology conferences as many are restricted to physicians only. Hence, I have created this symposium meant only for dermatology physician assistants and dermatology nurse practitioners with free registration. We encourage dermatologists that employ dermatology physician assistants and dermatology nurse practitioners to register for the DRS.
We will have 14 hours of CME credit with lectures from renowned experts in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (adults and pediatrics), psoriatic arthritis, acne, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa, vulvar dermatology, disorders of the hair and nails, viral infections of the skin, bacterial and fungal infections of the skin, pediatric dermatology, non-melanoma skin cancer, dermoscopy, and blistering disorders. There will be a series of 4 Biologic Refreshers on “Starting a TNF inhibitor, IL-17 inhibitor, IL-23 inhibitor, and dupilumab” followed by a discussion on tough cases. Similar to the 2020 San Diego Dermatology Symposium which was a live and virtual meeting, we will have fun games and prizes.
Lastly, I hope you can join us for the 2021 San Diego Dermatology Symposium to be held June 11-13, 2021 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Thank you again for your support, and if you have any questions, please contact us.
Jashin J. Wu, M.D., F.A.A.D. Founder and Course Director, Skin Cancer Symposium, April 7-8, 2021 Founder and Course Director, Symposium for Inflammatory Skin Disease, April 9-11, 2021 Founder and Course Director, San Diego Dermatology Symposium, June 11-13, 2021 Founder and Course Director, Dermatology Refresher Symposium, October 1-3, 2021 Founder and CEO, Dermatology Research and Education Foundation, Irvine, CA