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The annual DEF Essential Resource Meeting offers AMA PRA Category 1™ credit and
a dermoscopy training course.

DEF Regional Biologic & SMALL MOLECULE NP/PA CME Bootcamps

This regional CME live meeting series offers a unique opportunity to learn more about atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

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The DEF offers live meetings, conferences and bootcamps as well as online resources to educate and train in all aspects of care for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

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Our mission is to improve dermatology patient outcomes through education and training designed for the practicing NP and PA.

Lilly #1AA 5/28/24 to 9/28/24

Who's coming to #DERM2024? Share this graphic to let everyone know you'll be joining us for an incredible conference filled with the latest in dermatology. Can't wait to see you July 24-28 in Las Vegas! #DermHeroes #MarvelsOfDerm #SkinMarvels2024 #DERMMarvels⁠

It's time to get JAK'd for the #DERM2024 NP/PA CME Conference. Brad Glick, DO will present on the JAK pipeline. Get pumped for the future of AI with David Cotter, MD, and then swing into a whole new web of knowledge with Sandri Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC, Jayme Heim, MSN, FNP-BC, and colleagues.

For Acne Awareness Month, Darren West, MPAS, PA-C, shares why treating acne matters. It’s not just about the skin; it’s about boosting confidence and addressing serious social and psychological impacts. #AcneAwarenessMonth #AcneAwareness

What topics are you looking forward to most at DERM2024?⁠

Take a look at the full #DERM2024 agenda [Link in bio]

Join us for a FREE Dermalorian Webinar with Michelle Hure, MD (@ocskinlab ) on Thursday, June 27, 8-9 PM ET.⁠

- Learn how to optimize techniques for biopsy and specimen selection⁠

- Explore what happens to a sample from the time it leaves the clinic and is evaluated in ...the pathlab⁠

- Garner tips for communicating with the dermatopathologist before and after pathologic evaluation⁠

- Understand the strengths and limitations of pathologic evaluation and reporting⁠

- Discover how to get the best outcomes from biopsies every day⁠

Register for FREE [link in bio]⁠

We’re thrilled to announce a new collaboration between the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) and ReachRx! This partnership offers DEF subscribers complimentary access to ReachRx's premium AI-powered clinical decision support platform, enhancing access to trusted clinical data and ...resources. ReachRx users will also benefit from DEF's extensive educational events and digital library. Dive into the full blog post for all the details. [link in bio]

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