8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Dermatological Disorders in Skin of Color: Progress and Challenges

This presentation will discuss how to identify common skin conditions in people of color.

Understanding under representation and reasons for decreased diagnosis in skin of color.
Presentations of diseases and the contrasting differences of diseases in non-white skin.
Enable providers to recognize and more quickly identify, diagnose and treat disease in skin of color.


Saakshi Khattri, MD

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Do You Need Some CPR? Compassion Purpose Resiliency (Recovery)

This presentation will help nurses discover if they are experiencing burnout or emotional fatigue that inhibit their abilities in the workplace. They will discover the new science behind the importance of self compassion and how relevant it is to their emotional well-being.


Identify symptoms of burnout and respond with self-compassion techniques.
Employ self-compassion and mindfulness techniques to increase both resiliency and a sense of recovery.
Recognize the emotional and psychological cues from patients and respond with compassion and empathy, leading to positive patient outcomes.

Tena Brown

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Vulvar Dermatitis

We will learn about the most common vulvar dermatoses, their diagnoses and management.

Review of diagnosing and treatments for Lichen Sclerosis, Lichen Planus.
Identify when to biopsy, techniques, tips and which method is best for optimal accuracy.
Identify pharmacotherapies and adjunct treatments for common vulvar and peritoneal dermatosis.

Rita Pichardo, MD

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma

This presentation will provide a review of benign and dysplastic nevi, and malignant melanoma with emphasis on clinical presentations and significance.

Identify and separate benign melanocytes nevi and melanoma and its variants.

David Tashjian, MD

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Bites, Stings, and Infestations; an Overview

New and experienced dermatology care providers (NP, RN, LPN, MA) will benefit from an overview of common skin conditions caused by bites, stings and infestations along with treatment options and observations for more severe disease.

Describe the cutaneous presentations of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
List some appropriate treatment options for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

Katrina Nice Masterson RN, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Nail It! Overview of Nail Tumors and Treatment

This presentation will review common nail findings associated with tumor so the nail apparatus, described an algorithmic approach to diagnosing nail tumors and briefly review the surgical approach to nail biopsy and tumor treatment.


Identify basic structures of the nail apparatus.
Describe most common tumor of the nail. Explain typical treatment options for nail tumors.

Shari Ochoa, MD

Session Room: Ballroom F & G


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Psoriasis Mechanism of Disease and Related Comorbidities: Implications for Treatment

This session will cover the mechanisms underlying psoriasis as a foundation for understanding practical clinical considerations including how to explain psoriasis to patients, how psoriasis can cause comorbidities, and what treatments are sensible for psoriasis management.

Describe the evolving understanding of psoriasis pathogenesis.
Describe the role of inflammation in comorbidities.
Identify the importance of basing treatment decisions on absolute risk.

Steven Feldman, MD, PhD

Session Room: Ballroom F & G