Save the date for the 51st Annual OAPA CME Conference. Oct 2-4, 2024 – At a NEW venue – Embassy Suites Downtown OKC – 741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Joe Monroe, PA

Mr. Monroe graduated from the University of Oklahoma PA program in 1978, and by 1985 was practicing dermatology exclusively as he has done since that time, in Oregon, Washington, and Oklahoma where he lives and currently practices.

In 1992, he conceived the idea of forming a specialty organization with eventually became the Society of Dermatology PA’s in 1994, representing over 5,000 practicing PA’s in this country.

He is currently practicing Tele-Dermatology for the VA, but he continues to teach, lecture and write on dermatology topics.

All About Tanning


  • Identify how tanning became (and remains) popular in the US.
  • Describe the nature of damage to the skin by ultraviolet radiation, who’s at risk, why some more than others.
  • Describe the need for sunscreens, the different types of sunscreen, as well as the why and hoe they are used.