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4th Annual Dermatology Nurses' Association Summer Meeting to Arrive in Windy City

Monday, June 30, 2008 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, June 30 From acne to wound care and everything inbetween, dermatology nurses and related professionals play a critical role inproviding quality health care to their patients.

The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) will offer dermatologyprofessionals the latest information, in a variety of learning formats and theprofession's best networking opportunities during the annual summer conferenceslated for Aug. 2-3 at the Chicago Hilton.

Enhance Your Dermatological Know-How

The 4th annual summer meeting features a broad array of dermatology careissues where participants may earn up to 13.25 nursing contact hours. Programswill get underway on Saturday, Aug. 2 with a nurse practitioner forum. Theever-popular DNA dermatology nursing basics course will also be offered thatday, as well as a cosmetic/laser workshop.

The Fundamentals of Phototherapy: The Joan Shelk Memorial Workshop will beoffered on Aug. 2 in tribute to Shelk, a past president of the DNA. Theintensive, one-day training is aimed at those administering light therapyunder a doctor's supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and otherphoto-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy,equipment operation and metering and other responsibilities associated withphototherapy administration.

On Sunday, Aug. 3, DNA will offer a half-day skin cancer preventionworkshop. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the mostcommon of all cancers. It accounts for nearly 50 percent of all cancers in theUnited States. More than 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer arediagnosed each year.

The Chicago Hilton

Conference attendees will stay at the upscale Chicago Hilton, which isknown for exceptional luxury, a long list of amenities, including a fitnesscenter, a heated indoor pool and high-speed internet access. The downtownChicago hotel is within walking distance of Windy City hot spots like the JohnHancock Center, Lakeshore Drive, Magnificent Mile shopping, The Museum ofContemporary Art and Northwestern University.

About DNA

The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organizationcomprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care throughsharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promoteexcellence in dermatologic care. Since the first official annual convention ofDNA was held in 1982, the organization has grown to 26 local chapters.

To register for the conference, or to receive more information, visitwww.dnanurse.org.

Contact Theresa Katalinas at 215-884-6499

SOURCE The Dermatology Nurses' Association
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