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?
POSTPONED: OSDA's Annual Conference Has Been Rescheduled for October, 2020.
Given the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in regards to social distancing, and to help do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the OSDA 7th Annual CME Conference until October 2020. If you have already registered for the conference, your registration fee will be honored for the rescheduled event in October, so no action needs to be taken on your part at this time. If you have yet to register, we are still accepting attendees for the revised date.
We are currently working to secure the same venue and agenda and will reach out to members once a date has been finalized. To learn more about this event, please visit the Annual Conference page.
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: