Uniting Oregon’s Dermatology Community
Medical professionals working in dermatology know that networking and continuing their educations are more important than ever. Joining the Oregon Society of Dermatology Associates makes it easy to do both. Not only do we offer support for Oregon’s dermatology community, we offer a platform for them to meet, exchange ideas, and pursue valuable opportunities through membership.
Whether you are a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or other healthcare professional currently working or interested in dermatology, consider the benefits of becoming a part of the organization. Membership is free, so please do not hesitate to contact our staff to join or request more information.
What's New and Noteworthy?
Save the Date! OSDA 8th Annual CME Conference to be Held Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.
Please save the date on your calendars for our 8th Annual CME Conference on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. We are hard at work finalizing details regarding the day long event, but rest assured we are already excited about the line up of speakers who will be presenting for us this year. We will have more details to come, but for now, save the date and watch your email for updates.
If you are not currently receiving our occasional OSDA newsletters, please reach out to us to provide your up-to-date contact information so we can add you to the mailing list. Also, please feel free to spread the word about the Annual CME Conference. Thank you!
SDPA/AAPA Raising Awareness of Optimal Team Practice (OTP)
The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) have sent out the latest information regarding the topic of Optimal Team Practice (OTP), a concept believed to help eliminate existing administrative barriers for PAs to practice, and which they consider essential to the long-term viability of the dermatology PA profession. In an effort to raise awareness of this concept and further the discussion, a recent article written by Jennifer Winter, MPAS, PA-C, chair of the SDPA's Public Education committee, was published in The Dermatologist, and explains the background of our proud profession, the challenges we're facing as more and more practices become corporate owned, and the reason we need to continue to talk and care about OTP.
You can read the full article, as well as a list of FAQs provided by the AAPA, by clicking on the links below: