The Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s 32nd Annual Convention

DNA 2014 Annual Meeting

TRANSFORMING AND EVOLVING: Believing in Change

May 1-4, 2014

Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Holman

Who are they and where are they from?

Dr. Jennifer Holman is from Tyler, TX originally, and received her undergraduate degree and MD from the University of Oklahoma. Following that, she did a pediatric internship and dermatology residency at the University of Missouri. She was drawn to her career by the opportunities and varieties of patients she could work with.

What are they presenting?

Holman will be presenting “Psoriasis in the Pediatric Population,” “Lasers as Medical Devices,” and “Great Cases From the Lone Star State.”

What should attendees take away from the presentation?

Holman hopes that attendees enjoy her presentation. She is hoping to challenge attendees’ current practices and change their thinking or practice.

Additionally, Psoriasis is a rapidly evolving diagnosis in dermatology both in the way we understand its pathology and treat it. Her session “Psoriasis in the Pediatric Population” will remind that kids are not just “little adults” and managing this population requires a special skill and knowledge set. “Lasers as Medical Devices” should provide attendees with the evidence and confidence to expand the use of devices they may already own and use. “Great Cases from the Lone Star State” will be a fun hour to challenge diagnostic skills and review some interesting cases.

How do they “Transform and Evolve”?

“Armed with education and an effort to practice evidence-based medicine – it is impossible not to evolve! As our medical climate changes and my children grow, I have no choice but to adapt and be thankful for the blessings that transition brings. I cannot be a better person, wife, mother, or physician if I choose to stay where I am today.”

Who should attend this presentation?

Anyone involved in the care of psoriasis patients would benefit from the pediatric perspective and the unique challenges of the population.

Lasers as medical devices would benefit anyone hoping to find new uses for the devices they own or hoping to begin utilizing laser technology in their practice.

Fun Fact

Holman ran a catering business in college for extra money and still knows her way around the kitchen!

Five Most-Played Artists on their iPod

Frozen Soundtrack, Glee, Taylor Swift, Beatles, any other Disney Princess. Holman is glad that Justin Bieber is no longer on there.

What would they take to a deserted island?

Holman would take her Bible, husband, and one of the survival experts from the Discovery Channel

The Last Word

Holman hopes to stimulate a shift in thinking about psoriasis as a whole in order to change the way we approach our psoriasis patients.

 

 

 

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