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Welcome to Maui Derm NP+PA Summer 2017

June 14-17, 2017  •  Broadmoor Hotel  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Please join us at the 5th Annual Maui Derm NP+PA Summer 2017 meeting which will be held June 14-17, 2017 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Summer meeting is part of our “On the Road” program that brings Maui Derm NP+PA to inspired locations throughout the U.S. exclusively for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who already provide dermatologic healthcare.

This four-day meeting will feature a one day “Special Pre-Conference Day” held on June 14, 2017 followed by our three day meeting.

The highly interactive sessions are designed to validate your current practice patterns while updating your skills in a variety of areas. Based on last year’s requests, we have added topics such as Skin of Color, Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Malignancies, and Hair Disorders with world-renowned expert, Dr Jerry Shapiro.

You will learn some alternate ways to handle common problems and emerging methods to tackle those tough cases. Our world-class faculty have geared their presentations toward providing pearls you can put to use your first day back at work! Disease pathogenesis, differential diagnoses, therapeutic mechanisms of action, treatment algorithms and outcome measures are incorporated into case based discussions. Ample time for Q&A has been built into the program. The exquisite setting of the Broadmoor Hotel offers a perfect setting for interactions with your colleagues, society leadership and speakers.

We encourage you to join us for what promises to be an exceptional educational opportunity and look forward to meeting you in Colorado Springs.


Mission Statement

To increase Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) knowledge in areas of medical and cosmetic dermatology in order to enable the Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to provide better care for their patients.

Program Rationale

The Dermatology landscape is ever changing. There have been significant advances with regards to the diagnosis, management and treatment of both medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions. NPs and PAs require targeted education regarding the proper management of these conditions.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who specialize in dermatology.

Overall Format

Coming soon

Accreditation Statement

University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Advances in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants
The Physician Assistant Review Panel is pleased to award a maximum of 30.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit to the above-referenced program entitled MauiDerm NP+PA Summer 2017 provided by the Advances in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology.

Physician Assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.  This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

The credits mentioned above are the maximum credits and include concurrent sessions. Clinicians should claim the total # of hours he/she actually attended.

Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Review the pathogenesis of various dermatological conditions such as infectious diseases, nail disorders, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, acne vulgaris, rosacea, hidradenitis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, actinic keratoses, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, pediatric skin disorders, connective tissue disorders, granulomatous disorders of the skin, autoimmune blistering diseases, leg ulcers, oral lesions and life-threatening dermatoses such as TEN in order to accurately diagnose and improve upon the management of these conditions in patients
  2. Cite the mechanisms of action of various drugs, including topical and systemic therapies, as well as immunomodulatory agents that are commonly prescribed by the nurse practitioner and physician assistant practicing in dermatology and identify patients in your practice for whom these therapies may be appropriate
  3. Define appropriate outcome measures for the optimal follow-up of patients with dermatologic diseases as well as those receiving surgical and cosmetic procedures in order to set realistic expectations and maximize therapeutic outcomes
  4. Describe potential adverse events, safety, tolerance and resistance issues that may be related to the use of various drugs and therapies prescribed by clinicians in dermatology as well as therapeutic modalities including: topical and systemic corticosteroids, newer biologic agents, including TNF antagonists, T-cell targeted therapies, anti-IL-12/23 therapies, IL-23 & IL-17 antibodies, systemic and topical PDE4 inhibitors, JAK inhibitors, anti-IgE and anti-IL 4 receptor, anti B-cell therapies, retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, systemic and topical acne/rosacea/hidradenitis suppuritiva therapies, oral and topical antibiotics, antifungals, anti-virals, antihistamines, calcineurin inhibitors, topical skin lightening agents, sunscreens, topical and systemic retinoids, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod,  ingenol mebutate, diclofenac, hedgehog pathway inhibitors, BRAF/MEK inhibitors, CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors, botulinum toxins, dermal filler agents including hyaluronic acid, collagen, polylactic acid, hydroxyappetite based fillers, and photodynamic therapy, and implement appropriate management strategies in order to reduce these adverse effects and optimize patient outcomes
  5. Assess the data around emerging and novel therapeutics for a variety of dermatologic diseases and develop treatment algorithms and management strategies for the optimal use of these therapies
  6. Discuss the importance of clinician/patient communication regarding benefit versus risk, patient satisfaction, and adherence when selecting therapies for patients

Enduring Education


Based upon the evidence-based content delivered at the Maui Derm NP+PA Summer 2016 conference, the educational e-newsletters will cover the various topics delivered from the meeting. These monthly e-newsletters will be delivered electronically via an “opt-in” process to the dermatology community. The e-newsletters will include key talking points from the presentations, challenging cases including both diagnostic and management issues, embedded videos and podcasts, and downloadable slides. Topics to be included are:

    • Psoriasis
    • Acne/Rosacea
    • Pediatric Dermatology
    • Cutaneous Oncology and Pigmented Lesions
    • Cutaneous Surgery
    • Infectious Disease
    • New Drugs
    • Cutaneous Immunology
    • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Hair Disorders
    • Nail Disorders
    • Cutnaeous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Skin of Color
    • Models of Collaborative Practice
    • Photobiology
    • Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers
Therapeutic Forum

The Maui Derm NP+PA Therapeutic Forum is an online forum that discusses hot topics and challenging cases and allows for participants to view pictures and videos that accompany the case studies. Faculty will be available to discuss the cases and viewers will have an opportunity to pose challenging questions to the faculty. All topics and case studies will be based upon the evidence-based medicine discussed at the live meeting. Online forums allow us to assess knowledge gaps and practice patterns and provide a means for future needs assessments.

ADA Statement

Special Needs

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Maui Derm NP+PA seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability which might require special accommodations, please contact Maui Derm at 831-595-0710 or email your needs to: