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Professional Education for In-Demand Fields: Dermatology and Chronic Disease Management Are Key Themes



Healthcare professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and professional experience in the fields of dermatology and chronic disease have an opportunity to sign up for two new Continuing Education conferences hosted by Contemporary Forums.

Dermatology for Primary Care Clinicians is a national conference that will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat a variety of skin conditions seen in everyday practice. Also, Chronic Disease Management for Primary Care is a national conference that will showcase management options for a variety of common and complex challenges for patients with chronic disease.

“We’ve designed our conferences to be dynamic and hands-on to provide attendees with state-of-the-art continuing education that supports their professional development,” shared Jocelyn Vasquez, Vice President of Operations at Contemporary Forums.

About the Dermatology for Primary Care Clinicians Conference: Held September 17-19 in San Diego, Calif., and taught by leaders in dermatology, this conference is designed to serve nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses who want to improve their assessment and management of skin disorders, resulting in a more comprehensive approach for patient care. The Facial Rejuvenation Preconference will cover facets of non-surgical facial aesthetics that previously, were only available through plastic surgeons, such as injectables, and are now being offered as an option in family practice, women’s health, and dermatology offices. For more information on how to participate in this conference, please visit

"Some 20-25% of primary care encounters will directly or indirectly involve cutaneous diseases and disorders,” said renown speaker Theodore Rosen M,D., Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Dermatology Service at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and a presenter at the conference. “This conference offers didactic and interactive learning experiences and will be of immediate and practical value and will enhance each provider’s skills in dealing with dermatological issues.”

About the Chronic Disease Management for Primary Care Conference: Scheduled October 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, this conference is designed for nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses and will focus on the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions, interprofessional management of chronic disease, and behavioral approaches for a healthier outcome. Key topics include and update on current guidelines for COPD, pain management, compassion fatigue and hypertension and keynote presentation on “Improving Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease,” by Andrew Navara, MD, FACP, FASN, Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIH). For more information on how to participate in this conference, please visit

About Contemporary Forums: Contemporary Forums was founded in 1982, and has served more than 300,000 healthcare professionals at Continuing Education conferences and programs nationwide. Contemporary Forums offers state-of-the-art clinical information and professional development, in formats most conducive to learning to ensure an optimal continuing education experience. Contemporary Forums is accredited by the following agencies: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Specific conferences offer credit for other professionals, including AOTA, APA and ASHA. Many of our CE conferences are also available via Live Webcasts where attendees can participate in our conferences from their home, office or anywhere with a good Internet connection. Additionally, CF offers Online Learning with a robust ANCC/ACCME accredited library featuring 1000+ hours of CE credit to keep participants up-to-date in a wide variety of specialty areas. Visit for more information.

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