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's Annual Conference is Scheduled for April 11th, 2020.
The OSDA Annual CME Conference is coming up soon! Please visit our Annual Conference page for details about the event, accreditation, and the listed agenda and lectures. Registration for the conference includes breakfast and lunch, as well as a USB drive of all available lecture slide decks. Directions on how to register are located on the sidebar of the Annual Conference page.
Just Announced...Sun Dermatology To Host Pre-Conference Dinner April 10th at 6:00pm.
Please join Sun Dermatology at Portland City Grill the night before the OSDA Annual CME Conference for dinner and an educational lecture titled "Clinical Insights on ILUMYA", presented by Lakshi Aldredge, NP. Registration for the dinner is open now. For more information on how to register, please click HERE.
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: