The Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) has been eager to meet the needs of dermatology nurse practitioners and physician assistants with COVID-19 pandemic news and related education. Check out our Blog page to see more of the DEF NP/PA VideoSeries we launched in April and to watch some of our past webinars.

In other DEF news, we are actively planning the activities at our DERM2020 NP/PA CME Conference to be held from August 6-9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Encore! If you have not done so, we invite you to register for more than 20 hours of CME/CE credit taught by amazing faculty.  REGISTER HERE!  MEET OUR FACULTY!

Like you, the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) is carefully monitoring the evolving status of the COVID-19 pandemic and watching as the country starts to reopen. All decisions related to our live meeting planning are made in consultation with local health authorities and guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. At the DEF, we are also making contingency plans, including the feasibility of rescheduling or providing online access to the educational material should it become necessary. We have carefully been reviewing our meeting agenda to provide valuable insight into new topic areas of interest. This year, we will also be adding to the educational opportunities a chance to connect with recruiters and to add more insights and value to the job seeker and to enhance the resumes and overall dermatology connections of our NP/PA colleagues. If you are looking to increase your education and your opportunities and engage more than 40 dermatology exhibitors, don’t miss this NP/PA conference!

Again, your safety is top of mind for us while we host you and your guests during DERM2020. The DERM2020 room block rate at the Encore is $199/night for the Resort Suite King Room and $229/night for the Resort Suite Double Queen Room (excluding taxes and fees). These rates are valid for single or double occupancy for DERM2020 registrants only and subject to change after the room block sells out. After Friday, July 14, 2020, any new reservations or changes to existing room reservations (names, dates, etc.) will be accepted based upon space and rate availability.

While Wynn Resorts (Encore and Wynn Las Vegas) are temporarily closed for the health of guests, employees and community, they are reopening Saturday, June 6, 2020. Wynn Resorts are closely monitoring new developments regarding the coronavirus. We invite you to watch their video about some of the updates to the property and safety precautions they have adopted:   Their policies and procedures follow recommendations from the CDC,  the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Gaming Control Board (GCB).  In addition, Wynn Resorts has independently engaged three leading public health medical professionals and fellows of Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. Their written Health and Safety Plan is also found on our website and theirs:


For travel inquiries, please refer to your airline or rental car notifications. Please see the Transportation Security Administration statements about traveling during coronavirus:  TSA understands that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to weigh heavily on the minds of travelers and the general public. TSA has established a specific webpage to provide resources and information to assist passengers who are traveling and to help ensure that travelers get to their destinations as safely and securely as possible. 


CME/CE Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Dermatology Education Foundation, Evolve Medical Education, LLC, and Physician Resources, LLC. Evolve Medical Education, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Evolve Medical Education, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PAs may claim a maximum of 20.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.