Spring Training

PDA 2018 Spring Training 
Medical Therapeutics in Dermatology

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Westin Kierland      
Scottsdale, Arizona

Joint meeting with the Phoenix Dermatologic Society

Now is an exciting time in medical dermatology! New biologics, genetic testing, and telemedicine have changed our landscape of treatment options and changed the therapeutic ladders.  Join us in Scottsdale for an expert, interactive review of where we are and where we are going in the field of medical dermatology. CME credit will be offered.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Continental breakfast & lunch included


Tim Berger, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Nicole Fett, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Sharon Jacob, MD
Loma Linda University
Margaret Mann, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Harper Price, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Aleksandar Sekulic, MD, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Arizona Cancer Center
Robert Sidbury, MD
University of Washington


  • Pruritus Update
  • Managing Adult Eczematous Dermatitis
  • Approach to the Patient with Dermatomyositis
  • The Skin and the Great Beyond: Managing Melanoma in 2018
  • Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions (SCARs): Cases
  • What’s New In Pediatric Dermatology?
  • Atopic Dermatitis: Are the Guidelines Already Outdated?
  • Canaries and PEAS: Pre-emptive Avoidance Strategies in the Management of Chronic Dermatitis
  • Pediatric Contact Dermatitis - Lessons Learned
  • Ten Practical Tips to Diagnose and Treat Venous Disease
  • The Cure for Melasma: In Search of the Holy Grail
  • Best Cases from Mayo Clinic Arizona & University of Arizona


At the conclusion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the recent advances in medical dermatology diagnoses and apply them to their own practice 
  • Recognize new developments in the treatment of medical dermatology and integrate them into their patient management routines


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association and Pacific Dermatologic Association. The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • $20,000 Level
  • $5,000 Level


Janellen Smith, MD, University of California - Irvine
Hege Grande Sarpa, MD, University of California - Irvine