National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners

2018 NADNP/ACDNP National Dermatology Conference

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
100 Coronado Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm ET - Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00pm ET
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100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767



General and Surgical Dermatology

Additional Information

We are committed to Dermatology Education!

General and surgical dermatology education by national leaders. CEUs will be awarded. Last year's program offered 34 general and 11 pharmacology ceus.

Free registration to NADNP members and dermatology NPs and PAs.  In addition, free registration to anyone participating any weekend symposium from June 2017 through April, 2018. Discounts for NP students and military.

Please watch for upcoming specials and scholarships. Pending sponsorships, NADNP and ACDNP offer free registrations based on industry support.

Please contact us via NADNP.NET website if you qualify for a free or discounted registration.

Conference and Hotel Special:

Stay at this beautiful and brand new hotel right on Clearwater Beach, Florida, just feet away from the sand and ocean! Any registrant staying three or more nights at the Wyndam Grand Hotel qualifies for one free pre-conference workshop ($300 or less).


Deadline for refunds will be March 23, 2018. No exceptions.

Agenda and speakers subject to change


Educational support for our conference allows for scholarships and many opportunitites at this conference that would not occur without vendor support.By registering for this conference you agree that NADNP/ACDNP  can send you emails regarding events,as well as ,third-party industry. You also understand that NADNP/ACDNP will be taking photos at the conference which may be used for marketing, website, and other promotional materials. Emails sent to registrants will have an opt out option. However, if you have difficulty with opting out, you may contact us at

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

No refunds after March 23rd midnight. No exceptions. We reserve the right to change agenda topics, days, times, and speakers without refund. Refunds prior to March 23rd are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee.

Event Agenda

2018 NADNP/ACDNP National Dermatology Conference

Event Agenda

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm ET - Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • 8:00am - 10:00am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Poly-L Lactic Acid Injection Workshop

    Kevin Harrington, FNP-BC

    Separate registration and fee required

  • 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Pre-conference Workshop: Wound Care Symposium I

    Jarrod P. Kaufman, MD FACS; Ralph Napolitano, DPM; Dennis Orgill, MD FACS

    Requires separate registration and fee.
    Dermatology Certificate Program Students:
    Lectures from 8-12 (part I) is included in the Dermatology Certificate Program Registration. Part II can be purchased on Monday orientation.
    Part I:
    8-9  Venous Anatomy and Diagnosis of Venous Disease ( varicose veins,spider veins, stasis dermatitis)
    9-10 Venous leg ulcers / CVI -diagnosis and treatment
    10:00-10:15  break
    10:15-11:15 The Science of AmnioBand/AmnioBand Clinical Outcomes & Case review
    11:15-12:15  Diabetic foot ulceration and wound care to obtain functional outcomes
    12:15-1:00 lunch
    Part II
    1:00-2:00 The Science of AlloPatch Pliable/ AlloPatch Pliable Clinical Outcomes & Case review

    2:00-4:30 Dressings for wound care, hands on proper compression techniques and unna boot application

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Pre-conference Lecture: Intro to Dermatology

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP

    Learn benign and skin cancer lesion found in skin exams.
    Separate registration and fee required. Included in the Dermatology Certificate Program

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:30am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Basic Suturing

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Raymond Shulstad, DNP

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Includes local injections, simple interrupted and mattress suturing.

  • 8:00am - 11:30am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Cosmetic I-Botulinum Toxin

    Kevin Harrington, FNP-BC

    Instruction on facial anatomy and applications of Botulinum Toxin.

  • 9:45am - 11:45am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Basic Dermatology Procedures

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Raymond Shulstad, DNP

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Includes biopsies, EDC, and cryo overview

  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Pre-conference Workshop: Advanced Suturing

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Ray Shulstad, DNP

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Overview on subQ, running and intracuticular stitches

  • 12:30pm - 4:00pm

    Pre-conference Workshop: Cosmetic II-Fillers

    Kevin Harrington, FNP-BC

    Instruction on facial anatomy and fillers.

  • 2:45pm - 5:45pm

    Pre-conference Workshop: Basic Dermatology Surgery

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP and Ray Shulstad, DNP

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Overview on larger punch biopsies, ellipse, and fusiform excisions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 8:00am - 10:30am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Advanced Surgery

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP; Jonathan Zager, MD; Ricardo Gonzalez, MD

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Overview on simple full thickness graft, advancement flap, rotational flap, and M-plasty.

  • 8:00am - 10:00am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Dermatopathology

    Patricia McNab, MD

    Requires separate registration and fee. Must be registered for main conference.
    Included in the Dermatology Certificate Program

    8:00-9:00 am Navigating the Murky Waters of Melanoma Tumor Tables with Interesting Cases
    9:00-10:00 What’s Bugging you, Interesting Cutaneous Infestations of Florida

  • 8:00am - 11:00am

    Pre-conference Workshop: Wound Care Symposium II

    Jarrod P. Kaufman, MD FACS and Ralph Napolitano, DPM

    Requires separate registration. Must be registered for main conference.
    8-9 Overview of wound care grafts and bio-materials  (Lecture)
    9-11  Hands on lab with grafts

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    2018 Main Conference Begins

    Opening Speech: Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    President's Symposium

    James Spencer, MD

    Using PDT in Your Practice
    Educational Grant: Sun Pharma

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Wound Healing Science

    Jarrod Kaufman, MD
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 4:15pm - 6:15pm

    Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Board

    Jonathan Zager, MD Ricardo Gonzalez, MD Patricia McNab, MD James Spencer, MD
    2.0 CE Credits

    This is your opportunity to experience a tumor board with leading experts in dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and dermatopathology.

    This is an audience participation activity. Please bring a current case to discuss with the experts and explore the most current treatment options. You can also present a previous case and review diagnosis, treatment plan, and patient outcome with with a discussion on what other treatment options could have been considered.

  • 6:15pm - 9:15pm

    Exhibit Hall Opens/Exibit Hall Dinner Party

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:00am

    Breakfast symposium Sponsored by Sun Pharma

    Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP

    New Advancements in the Treatment of laBCC: Long-Term Clinical Data

  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    Oncodermatologic Adverse Events Driving Practices with CREAM Principles

    Kathryn Ciccolini, ARNP

  • 10:15am - 11:15am

    Do You Really Want to Be a Medical Aesthetic Practitioner?

    Kevin Harrington, FNP-BC

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm

    Unopposed Exhibit Hall Time

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch symposium Sponsored by Lilly

    Leon Kircik, MD

    "A Closer Look at Talz"

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Atopic Dermatitis

    Allison Lowie, DNP

  • 2:15pm - 5:00pm

    Optional Afternoon Sessions 1

    See Registration for Details. Afternoon sessions requires additional fees. Included in the Dermatology Certificate Program. Otherwise, afternoon is free to explore Clearwater Beach attractions.

    Included in the Dermatology Certificate Program. Conference registrants welcome for additional fee. See registration, separate fee required. Option 1
    Billing and Coding for Dermatology Procedures 2:15pm-3:15pm Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP
    Intro to Pathology 3:15-4:15pm Allison Lowie, DNP and Patricia McNab, MD
    Pediatric Dermatology 4:30-5:30pm Deborah Angeles, DNP

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    President's Cocktail Hour

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • 7:00am - 8:00am

    Breakfast Symposium Sponsored by Celgene

    Leon Kircik, MD

    Are Your Topical Patients Systemic-Ready? An Oral Treatment Option for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

  • 8:00am - 9:00am

    Bullous diseases

    Gisela Torres, MD

  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    2018 Update on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Targeted Therapies, from Biologics to Oral Small Molecules

    Julio Gonzalez, MD
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 10:15am - 11:15am

    Case Studies from the Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic

    Julio Gonzalez, MD and Gisela Torres, MD
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm

    Unopposed Exhibit Time

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch Symposium Sponsored by AbbVie

    Dr. Miriam Bettencourt, MD

    A Possibility for Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Clinical Leadership in Identification and Treatment

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Atypical Uses of Biologics

    Miriam Bettencourt, MD

  • 2:45pm - 6:00pm

    Optional Afternoon Classes 3

    These classes are included in the Dermatology Certificate Program. Requires separate registration and fee. These lectures are a great review for the DCNP certification.

    All About Rashes!
    Genodermatoses 2:45-3:45p Deborah Angeles, DNP
    Emergency Dermatology 3:45-4:45p Paul Rose, MD
    Difficult Rashes 5:00-6:00p Raymond Shulstad, DNP

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:00am

    Breakfast Symposium: Sponsored by Sun Pharma

    Jeff Wyatt

    LEVULAN KERASTICK + BLU-U Billing and Coding Updates

  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    Dermatology Pharmacology I

    George Cohen MD

  • 10:15am - 11:15am

    Dermatology Pharmacology II

    George Cohen, MD

  • 11:15am - 12:15pm

    Hair Disorders

    Paul Rose, MD

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm

    Closing and Drawings

    NADNP Board

  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Post-Conference Workshop: PRP for Hair Disorders

    Paul Rose, MD

    Post-Conference Workshop: SEPARATE REGISTRATION and FEE REQUIRED

    Didactic Lecture: PRP Hair Restoration
    How to Confidently Utilize PRP in your Practice
    Choosing the Appropriate Patient for PRP Therapy
    Patient Retention, Office Strategies, & Marketing
    Treatment Protocols
    Physician Demonstration PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
    Clinical Hands-On Workshop Rotations

  • 1:30pm - 7:00pm

    Post-Conference Symposium It's Fundamental My Dear Watson: A Sherlockian Approach to Dermatology

    Dr. Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP

    Requires separate registration and fee!
    This lecture series is designed to take a systematic approach to understanding the basics of dermatology and is designed as a beginner to intermediate over view of skin anatomy and function, normal findings, common skin cancers and dermatoses during a skin exam. Each session is designed to build on another, creating a solid foundation for practitioners wanting to grasp basic dermatology concepts. As with all great detective work, the registrant will be instructed on the “sherlockian” approach to dermatology. The language of dermatology and use of terminology when describing lesions will be reviewed with application of these terms during the sessions. In addition, an overview of diagnostic tests, procedures, treatments and pitfalls of treatment plans for common skin lesions and dermatoses that make outcomes challenging.

    The Scene of the Crime: Basic Skin Anatomy 1:30pm-2:30pm
    An overview of basic skin anatomy and function of layers, structures, and appendages……the scene of the crime!

    The Line Up: Describing the Suspects 2:30pm-3:30pm
    This session will help you understand primary and secondary morphology for benign lesions, skin cancer, and dermatoses. Instruction on how to approach and apply these terms to describe “the suspects”.

    The Suspects: Common Criminals and Death Row Inmates 3:45-4:45pm
    An overview of commonly found benign lesions, dermatoses, and skin cancers found in a skin examination.

    Working the Scene: Line of Questioning, Common Diagnostic Tests, Procedures, and Pathology 4:45pm-5:45pm
    A discussion on diagnostic tests, procedures, and basics of specimen preparation needed to determine or confirm your diagnosis. This includes preparation for procedures like consent, local anesthesia, hemostasis, and wound healing.

    Punishment that Fits the Crime: First Time and Repeat Offenders 6:00-7:00pm
    This session will discuss current treatment options of skin cancer and common dermatoses. In addition, an overview on managing these rashes when they become difficult to treat.