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?

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended The OSDA 8th Annual CME Conference!

To all of you who attended and supported our annual conference, thank you so much! We had another successful year with a lecture agenda packed with great speakers. We want to express our gratitude to all of you who showed up and supported our event. We could not do it without you!

We are already laying the groundwork for next year's conference, so be sure to check back often to stay up to date with the latest details. We should have a date picked out in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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:

Optimal Team Practice by Jennifer Winter, MPAS, PA-C

AAPA Optimal Team Practice FAQs