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Register now! Dermatology Micro-Credential Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals

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 as a part of the NSWOCC 42nd National Conference and will highlight common diagnosis and treatments in the field of dermatology. it is already 50% sold out, so register now! Designed for 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 (NSWOC)

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Family Practice Nurses

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


The Dermatology Micro-Credential Program will happen on the afternoon of Saturday, May 6th, 2023 and the morning/afternoon of Sunday, May 7th, 2023.

  • Saturday, May 6 (3 hours of education): 3:00pm-6:00pm

  • Sunday, May 7 (4 hours of education): 8:30am-1:15pm

Components for Micro-Credential The presentations will feature the common and often misdiagnosed dermatological conditions. The format will include:

  • Case-based presentations with live interaction questions, discussion periods and active chat questions with responses (at least 25% of sessions)

  • Diagnostic features will be presented with differential diagnosis

  • appropriate investigations will be discussed

  • Treatments, both topical and systemic, will be detailed

  • Enablers for practice will feature a quick reference guide to facilitate knowledge translation for improved patient care

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.

Topics Units of self-study each contain 3 credits and can be selected based on student needs:

  • Acne Vulgaris

  • Atopic Dermatitis

  • Dermatoscopy

  • Fungal Infection

  • Hair Loss

  • Pediatric Viral Rashes

  • Pre and Malignant Lesions

  • Psoriasis

  • Rosacea

  • Scabies, Bites and Stings

  • Staph and Herpes Infections

  • Urticaria Enabler

  • Additional units will be added based on student needs/gaps in practice

Attendees will receive:

  • 7 hours of CME credits that will count for 2 units of micro-credential credits

  • A certificate of attendance (RCPSC, CFPC) from Queen’s University and NOSM University in collaboration with Sault College and WoundPedia

  • A certificate of micro-credential completion from the assignment for 8 additional units will be issued from Sault College



Sault College (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario), and WoundPedia (Not for Profit Skin and Wound Care Organization) will provide an accredited micro-credential virtual format educational program in collaboration with:

  • Nurses Specializing in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

  • Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario (Medical Co-Accreditor)

  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Sudbury and Thunder Bay (Medical CE Co-Accreditor)