Initiative aimed at expanding access to important education – emphasizing “dermatology over destination,” with a scientific agenda exploring the latest clinical research and treatment approaches; strategic partners include Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and the National Rosacea Society (NRS)

MALVERN PA, (JULY 28, 2021) – HMP Global, the leading healthcare event and education company, today announced its Education Accelerator Initiative, an expansive scholarship program for the inaugural Dermatology Week event. Taking place September 16-19, 2021, the agenda will feature four days of practical education exploring the very latest clinical research and approaches. With an emphasis on “dermatology over destination,” the program will be delivered online via the company’s proprietary VRTX virtual event platform to further facilitate ease of access to important education for busy providers and eliminate the necessity and expense of travel. 

Each day’s programming is designed to address the needs of specialized dermatologists as well as those treating general patient populations. Through sessions offering expert perspectives combined with practical updates in dermatologic conditions, participants will gain a robust understanding of current medical and cosmetic dermatological topics and patient management strategies. The program has been developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and the National Rosacea Society (NRS). 

Featured sessions include: 

- “Taking the Next Step in Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Novel and Emerging Treatments and Best Practices”  - Thursday, September 16 - 11:25 am EDT  

- “COVID-19: Associated Dermatological Manifestations” - Friday, September 17 -  6:20 pm EDT 

- “Challenging Cases & Practical Approaches: Facial Erythema of Rosacea” -  Saturday, September 18 - 5:05 pm EDT 

- “Dermoscopy Utilization in Early Melanoma Identification” - Sunday, September 19 – 2:05 pm EDT

Serving as Senior Advisors to Dermatology Week are Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, and Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. 

“Dermatology Week will be delivered by outstanding experts from across the nation who are actively shaping the future of dermatological care,” said Dr. Gelfand. “Every session on the agenda has been designed to cumulatively yield an engaging, stimulating, and comprehensive educational experience that will equip dermatological professionals with practical strategies to improve patient outcomes – today and tomorrow. The scholarship program ensures as many professionals as possible have access to this important education.” 

The roster of faculty members for Dermatology Week include: 

- April Armstrong, MD, MPH; Associate Dean and Professor of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine of USC 

- Esther Freeman, MD, PhD; Director of Global Health Dermatology at 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Steering Committee Member of Dermatology Week 

- Richard Gallo, MD, PhD; Irma Gigli Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology at University of California – San Diego; Steering Committee Member of Dermatology Week

The scholarship program provides complimentary access to the conference for a limited number of participants. To apply, visit

Event registrants can earn up to 28 CE credits and will receive six months of on-demand access to all sessions.  

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HMP Global is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events – in person and online through its proprietary VRTX virtual event platform – and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the country’s largest independent mental health meeting; Evolution of Psychotherapy, the world’s largest psychotherapy conference; Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the nation’s largest meeting addressing the opioid epidemic; EMS World Expo, the world’s largest EMS-dedicated event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit