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President's Message | January 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Blair Beggan
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Dear Colleagues - 

Happy New Year, SDPA Members!  I like to approach each new year as a clean slate, an opportunity for new beginnings.  It’s in this spirit that I’m excited about the upcoming “makeover” of the Journal for Dermatology Physician Assistants (JDPA).  Last year, the SDPA acquired the JDPA from the capable hands of longtime editor and founder, Travis Hayden.  Travis was ready to hand over the reins to concentrate on other projects, and I’d like to thank him very much for his and his family's years of hard work on the journal. JDPA Managing Editor, Angela Saba came on board in early January and will be working directly with the Editorial Advisory Board on fresh ideas on columns, articles, and educational content to advance the dermatology PA profession and dermatology community. Keep an eye out for the revised JDPA in early spring of 2020.

Also new in 2020, SDPA will be launching “specialty groups” for our members.  These groups will consist of members who practice or have a strong interest in specialty areas of dermatology such as cosmetics, Mohs surgery, pediatric dermatology, medical dermatology, etc.  The hope is to create a network, in addition to SDPA Connect, through which colleagues can share ideas and learn from each other.  

Staff remains busy planning for the Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado.  If you haven’t already, visit the Summer Conference online at  Registration is now open – register early and save!  Lastly, if you find yourself in need of CME prior to the event in Denver, please note that the Washington, DC Summer Conference session recordings will be available in our Learning Center by January 24th.

Again, welcome to 2020, SDPA Members!  The coming year is bright with plans and possibilities and I am excited for our continued growth and service to our members.


Gina D. Mangin, MPAS, PA-C
SDPA President


SDPA 18th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference
October 29 – November 1, 2020
InterContinental Miami
Miami, Florida

SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference
June 10 - June 13, 2021
Chicago, IL

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