About DEF

The Dermatology Education Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit public benefit corporation. The DEF's mission is to improve dermatology patient outcomes through education and training in all aspects of care for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

One of the ways the Dermatology Education Foundation accomplishes this mission is by providing annual conferences, website updates and content, newsletter, and social media highlights.

Mission Statement

The Dermatology Education Foundation's specific purpose is to improve dermatology patient outcomes through education. The education will be developed for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in dermatology. The DEF will accomplish this through annual conferences, journal articles, posters and Internet publications focusing on dermatology diagnoses, treatment, surgery, research, and education.

The Dermatology Education Foundation is organized to help address unmet educational needs in the training of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in dermatology. The educational materials and offerings will be organized and disseminated throughout the year and through an annual conference. A database will be developed to house the meeting materials, publications, and training materials. The DEF will utilize this database to provide for information exchange and dissemination of training materials to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

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