Specialty Symposium: Pediatric Dermatology & Pharmacology East

Join us in Boston!

We are heading to Boston to host NAPNAP's Specialty Symposium: Pediatric Dermatology & Pharmacology East on Oct. 5-6, 2019, at Boston Park Plaza, Boston.

Credit: Boston Harbor Association

Pediatric Dermatology Course Description

Presented by: Judith O’Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN, Samantha Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC and Krystal Jones, MD

The dermatology day of this symposium will cover how to diagnose rashes and provide an overview of the AAD (atopic dermatitis guidelines). Through case studies, participants will learn about bacterial, fungal and viral infections and how they present on the skin of children. Our experts will discuss the latest acne guidelines and prescribing in primary care and will help you to understand at risk ingredients in over-the-counter skin care products and how to counsel your patients.

Pediatric Pharmacology Course Description

Presented by Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP

All prescribing NPs will benefit from this inclusive update and review of new information from the FDA related to prescribing for children. This day of fast paced, practice-based pharmacology will include a review of current treatment guidelines for common pediatric conditions that require a medication to be prescribed. Our expert faculty, Dr. Teri Moser Woo, will lead an extensive review and provide an improved understanding of therapeutic benefits and risks, including efficacy, safety and prescribing recommendations with individual presentations related to respiratory, GI, immunizations, antibiotics, psychotropics and nutraceuticals used with children.

CE: 14.0 Contact Hours, 7.0 pharmacology, 1.0 psychopharmacology

This two day symposium will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with breakfast provided both days.


Two-day registration fees: NAPNAP preferred member - $325; NAPNAP essentials member or nonmember- $375. 

You can opt to register for Saturday OR Sunday ONLY. One day registration fees: NAPNAP preferred member - $175; NAPNAP essentials member or nonmember- $225 before Sept. 13, 2019.

If you register after Sept 13, 2019, the price will increase by $20, so register early and save.

To register by mail/fax, download the registration form.


Day One: Dermatology

  • 7-8 a.m.—Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8-8:10 a.m.—Welcome attendees and introduce speakers
  • 8:10–8:40 a.m—Step-by-step: How to diagnose rashes
  • 8:40-10:10 a.m.—The role of infections in the manifestation of cutaneous disease in children
  • 10:10–10:30 a.m.—Break
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.—Atopic dermatitis management and new therapies
  • 11:30 a.m.-Noon —Q&A
  • Noon-1 p.m.—Non-CE lunch: Adolescent and Adult patients with Uncontrolled Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis, presented by Brittany Craiglow, MD, sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme
  • 1-1:45 p.m.—Screening infantile hemangiomas and when to refer 
  • 1:50–2:35 p.m.—Acne guidelines and prescribing in primary care
  • 2:35–2:50 p.m. —Break 
  • 2:50-3:20 p.m.—Practical pearls: sunscreen and cosmeceuticals
  • 3:25-4:25 p.m.—What do I do?: Supporting Dermatology Patients in Primary Care
  • 4:25-4:55 p.m—Q&A

Day Two: Pharmacology

  • 7-7:50 a.m.—Registration and continental breakfast 
  • 7:50-8 a.m.—Welcome attendees and introduce speakers
  • 8-9 a.m.—What’s new in pediatric pharmacology
  • 9-10 a.m.—Immunization update
  • 10-10:15 a.m.—Break 
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m.—Respiratory drugs
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.—GI drugs 
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.—Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m.—Antibiotic prescribing  
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m.—Psychotropic medications for children and adolescents
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m.—Break 
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.—Nutraceuticals

Book Your Hotel

Boston Park Plaza is located at 50 Park Plaza, Boston. This popular hotel is near Boston Common and  just steps away from the Public Garden, Theater District and many of the city’s most popular historical sites. NAPNAP is able to offer our participants a discounted rate of $249+tax single/double occupancy. The deadline to receive the discount in our hotel block is Sept. 4, 2019. Reserve your room now

Self-parking is available at the Motor Mart Garage across the street from the Boston Park Plaza Valet Entrance and it is $30 for up to 10 hours.

Getting to Boston

United Airlines extends a discount to symposium participants traveling between Oct. 1-10, 2019, to Boston. Book online at Be sure to use the All search option in the book travel section so that you can enter code ZGXN539666 in the promotions and certificates box at the bottom of the page to receive the discount. You cannot use the code once in the payment section. The discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.

If you are arriving by Amtrak, get off at Back Bay station. The hotel is about four city blocks from the train station, so around 10-15 minutes with luggage. Turn right out of Back Bay Station onto Dartmouth Street. Walk to Stuart and turn right to walk three city blocks to Arlington. You'll see the hotel on the left.

Airport Shuttle

GO Boston Shuttle offers service to all Boston area hotels that are hosting meeting and events. To obtain a discount on Boston shuttle convention transfers, use the discount code "CONVENTION" and you will receive a 10% discount. Approximate fare to Boston Park Plaza is $35 per round trip. 

Things to Do

Boston, especially in the early fall, is a spectacular city to explore on foot. Visit State House or see history come to life by walking the Freedom Trail. One of the most popular Boston attractions is Boston Common, a short walk from Boston Park Plaza hotel. As the oldest park in the country, established in 1634, Boston Common is filled with landmarks and hosts many events throughout the year. The Public Garden is adjacent to Boston Common and is home to Boston's famous Swan Boats, which have been delighting visitors since 1877 and have become an icon of the city. Enjoy the official historical of world-famous Harvard University with a student-led public walking tour through Harvard Yard.

Boston is a sports town. Check professional and college team websites for opportunities to see baseball (playoffs), football, rowing/crewing and/or hockey.

If you're a foodie, Boston offers a wide variety of cuisines to tempt you. Visit North End to experience Boston's "Little Italy" neighborhood and sample cannoli from different bakeries vying to serve the best in the city.

Registration Policies

Refund Policy

We will refund your registration fees if we receive your cancellation in writing via mail, fax or email before Sept. 27, 2019. We cannot accept telephone cancellations. A $30 administrative fee will apply to all refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If NAPNAP finds it necessary to cancel this event for any reason including, but not limited to, registration responses, strikes or acts of God, liability shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. Notification of a cancelled event will be sent at least 10 days prior to the conference starting date, when possible. Registration refund will be processed within 15 days after event date.

American Disability Act

NAPNAP and Boston Park Plaza are committed to making this activity accessible to all individuals. The Boston Park Plaza guest rooms, common areas and transportation services are in substantial compliance with applicable public accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special assistance, auxiliary aid(s) or service(s) as identified under the ADA, or have a dietary restriction, please describe your needs during the registration process. Most requests can be accommodated if notification is received by Sept. 21, 2019.

NAPNAP will take digital photographs at the symposium. The photographs may be used for print and digital communications and marketing. By registering for the symposium you grant permission for NAPNAP to use your photograph in this manner.