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Register for the Dermatology Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals

Dermatology Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals

NSWOCC National Conference will host a Dermatology Micro-Credential Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals.


Unlock the secrets of dermatology and enhance your patient care with our exclusive Dermatology Micro-Credential Program designed especially for advanced healthcare professionals like you!


Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Calgary, AB


Event Details & Program Overview:

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Dermatological disorders account for at least 20% of patient complaints in family practices.


This special in-person program, which has a separate registration, is running ahead of the NSWOCC 43rd National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in Calgary, AB from 9am-6pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 and will highlight common diagnosis and treatments in the field of dermatology, including:

  • Introduction: Evaluation of enablers for common dermatological conditions

  • Review and differentiation of topical steroids and moisturizers

  • Stages and management approaches for atopic dermatitis

  • Management of skin-related infections including Staph. Aureus, Herpes Simplex, and Zoster

  • Assessment and treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Recognition of common features of benign skin lesions and suggested treatment options

  • Identification of subtypes of psoriasis and integration of topical & systemic treatments

  • Evaluation and treatment of common premalignant/malignant wound lesions and wounds

  • Introduction to common biopsy procedures and their integration into practice

  • Identification and management of inflammatory lesions such as Bullous Pemphigoid and Pyoderma Gangrenosum

  • Recognition and treatment of scabies, bites, stings (including bed bugs), fungal, yeast, and nail infections

  • Identification of common associations with hives and development of an approach to the treatment of acute/chronic urticaria

  • Open question and answer period to review enablers for Dermatology bridging education to practice


Designed for advanced healthcare professionals who are non-dermatologists, participants will increase their expertise to improve dermatological patient outcomes. This program is aimed at:

  • Physicians (Family Practice, General Practitioner)

  • Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs)

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Family Practice Nurses

  • Allied health professionals (pharmacists, rehab, occupational and physical therapists, etc.)


Important note: If you attended the Dermatology Program at last year's 2023 National Conference in Ottawa, ON, this component will cover the same content. We encourage you instead to register for the separate Dermatology Skills Lab: "Biopsies, Fungal Scraping, Bacterial Cultures Skills Lab" on Sunday, May 5, 2024. This will be a continuation of the learnings from the previous session in a workshop format. Read below for more details.


Register now to access:

  1. Expert-Led Sessions: Join us as leading dermatology experts, including Dr. R. Gary Sibbald, Dr. Rachel Asiniwasis, Dr. Wasiq Ahmad Thiryayi, and Dr. Laurie M Parsons, unravel the complexities of dermatological conditions and treatments.

  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: From common skin infections to benign lesions and psoriasis, our program covers a wide array of topics crucial for enhancing your dermatology expertise.

  3. Interactive Learning: Engage in case-based presentations, live Q&A sessions, and discussions, ensuring an immersive and enriching learning experience.

  4. Earn Credits & a certificate of attendance:

  • 7 hours of CME credits, which count towards 2 units of micro-credential credits. This session will give physicians 7 hours of continuing education credits and equivalent standing for other healthcare professions. The dermatology micro-credential for the innovation fund will include a total of 30 credits.

  • A certificate of attendance (RCPSC, CFPC) from Queen’s University and Woundpedia

  1. Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.


Registration Fees:

  • NSWOCC Members: $125

  • Non-Member Nurses: $175

  • Physicians: $250


Dermatology Program Agenda:



Dermatology for Advanced Healthcare Professionals Microcredential Schedule – May 1 2024
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Additional Dermatology Skills Lab: "Biopsies, Fungal Scraping, Bacterial Cultures Skills Lab"


Join us for an immersive Dermatology Skills Lab focusing on biopsies, fungal scraping, and bacterial cultures. This lab is tailored for attendees of the Dermatology Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals, ensuring a seamless continuation of learning.


Whether you attended last year's program or are joining us for the first time on May 1, 2024, this lab offers invaluable hands-on experience.


To register for this ticket type, you MUST have already registered for the Wednesday Dermatology session, or if you already attended the Dermatology Program at last year’s 2023 National Conference in Ottawa, ON. This will be a continuation of the learnings from the previous session in a workshop format.


Event Details:

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Sessions:

  • Session 1: 8:30am - 10:30am

  • Session 2 (repeated): 11:30am - 1:30pm


Presenters:

  • Dr. R. Gary Sibbald MD, MEd, DSC (Hon), FRCPC (Med (Derm), FAAD, MAPWCA, JM)

  • Julia Harris-Bresnai, RN, BN, MSc, NSWOC, Lead Skin Cancer Nurse, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset, UK


Fees:

  • NSWOCC Members: $75

  • Non-Member Nurses: $100

  • Physicians: $100


Note: To register for the Dermatology Skills Lab, you must have already registered for the Wednesday Dermatology session. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now!

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