Hop the Trolley for DNA’s 27th Annual Conference

January 12, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Within health care, dermatology
professionals play a critical role in providing quality care to their

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) will offer dermatology
professionals the most up-to-date evidence-based nursing practice in a variety
of learning formats and the opportunity to network with colleagues both
nationally and internationally during the annual conference slated for March
at the Hilton San Francisco.

New for 2009

For 2009, the DNA’s knowledgeable faculty of nurses and physicians will
present new hot topics and educational enhancement which is relevant to all
levels of nursing expertise. Some of this year’s new sessions include
alternative teaching modalities and the legalities of office professional

Inspirational Keynote

Greg Mortenson, best-selling author of “Three Cups of Tea,” will present
the keynote address on March 5. Since 1993, Mortenson has split his time
between his Bozeman, Montana home and in Pakistan and Afghanistan establishing
upwards of 61 schools in often volatile regions. His humanitarian effort has
helped to educate more than 25,000 children, including 14,000 girls, where few
education opportunities had existed before.

Stay on the Cutting-Edge of Dermatologic Practice

The 27th annual conference highlights a broad array of dermatology care
issues. Dermatology professionals can delve into areas of interest by
attending any of the wide-ranging education sessions. DNA’s courses and
speaker discussions will provide nursing contact hours, and are a great way to
learn in-depth information on varying topics, including an overview of lasers
in dermatology; skin cancer surgery and reconstruction; patient education in
dermatology clinics; suturing tips and techniques; and an overview, trends and
the latest superbugs in infectious disease and antibiotic resistance.

Attendees can earn contact hours through a variety of pre- and post-
convention workshops, including the Dermatology Nursing Certification Review
Course for those interested in becoming a certified dermatology nurse; the
Dermatologic Surgery Core Curriculum Course; the ever-popular Nurse
Practitioners Forum; Cosmetic Workshop; Advanced Cosmetic Core; Fundamentals
of Phototherapy; and the Wound Care Workshop.

“DNA’s annual conference provides the best — and most cost-effective –
opportunity for dermatology nursing professionals to sharpen their skills,”
said DNA President Karrie Fairbrother, BSN, CDE, DNC. “This program is even
more robust than in years past, and promises to be an exceptional networking
and learning event for all!”

The Hilton San Francisco

Conference attendees will stay at the Hilton San Francisco, which features
a heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi and is within walking distance of
Chinatown, Nob Hill, shopping, dining and much more.

To register for the conference or for more information, visit

Contact Leza Raffel at 215-884-6499


SOURCE Dermatology Nurses’ Association

Source: newswire

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