COVID-19 Statement from the DEF

DERM2020 is on and we are excited! As we all are, the DEF is carefully monitoring the evolving status of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 providing online access to the educational material or rescheduling should it become necessary. We have carefully been reviewing the 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.

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 this webpage to provide resources and information to assist passengers who find they must travel during this challenging time. TSA remains dedicated to our mission of ensuring that travelers get to their destinations as safely and securely as possible. For the latest press releases and statements related to COVID-19, please visit their media page.

While Wynn Resorts (Encore and Wynn Las Vegas) are temporarily closed for the health of guests, employees and community, they are planning to reopen on Friday, May 22, 2020. Wynn Resorts are closely monitoring new developments regarding the coronavirus. 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. As of May 11, 2020, they have released the following Health and Safety Plan found on their website:

We will update you if any changes to the current schedule occur and wish you and your family well. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


3131 Las Vegas Blvd.
South Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 770-7000 or (888) 320-7123



Do not forget to reserve your hotel room at the Encore now! Our reserved room block for DERM2020 fills up quickly! 

For your convenience, follow this link for Encore reservations: or call the Encore Las Vegas directly at toll-free (866) 770-7555 or (702) 770-8888.


The 745 square-foot Encore Resort Suite offers a view of the Las Vegas strip from floor-to-ceiling windows and your curtains, lighting, in-room dining, and room privacy can all be controlled from a bedside touchscreen panel next to the mobile phone charging outlets. Choose the king sized, pillow-top Wynn Dream bed and the 55″ 4K UHD television is set on a swiveling panel so it can be enjoyed in the bedroom or the living room. If you decide on two queen sized beds you’ll still have plenty of room to lounge or entertain in the living room.

  • 745 square-foot room.
  • One king or two queen pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds with 507 thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams.
  • Views of the Las Vegas strip, the pool at Encore, or the historic downtown area of Las Vegas.
  • Bathroom with an oversized marble tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, dual sinks, 13″ LCD TV, separate water closet and terrycloth bathrobes.
Encore Resort King Suite: $199/night

Encore Resort Suite Double Queen: $299/night

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.