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Dermatology: Primary Care Practice Medical Conferences

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Title: Dermatology: Principles and Practice Strategies for the Primary Care Office
Date: June 27 – July 1, 2016
Daily Schedule: 8:00am-12:15pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
Course # SEMLA-3020160627
Price: $749.00 - $899.00

Expired

CERTIFICATION - 20 CREDITS

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
20 CME Credits - AAFP ACEP ACOG AAPA
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)

PRESENTED BY:
Michele S. Maroon, M.D. - Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Health System
O. Fred Miller, III, M.D. - Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Health System

Faculty Academic/Clinical Positions

Specific Topic Learning Objectives

COURSE OUTLINE:

Day 1

Introduction – Essentials of Dermatology Diagnosis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method.
  • Interpret the role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions.
  • Select the appropriate therapy for common disorders.

Common Problems in Office Dermatology.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop a differential diagnosis of common disorders based on lesion morphology and distribution.
  • Differentiate the many manifestations of cutaneous fungal disease.
  • Analyze fungal foot and nail changes and select appropriate therapy.

Problems in the Sun, Part I: Solar Radiation, Photodamage, Actinic Keratosis, Bowen’s Disease.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Acquire a basic understanding of both therapeutic and harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation in dermatology.
  • Distinguish photo-distributed lesions and eruptions from those in which sunlight plays no role.
  • Gain a clinical understanding of the diagnosis of actinic keratosis and approach to “lesion” vs. “field” therapy.

Problems in the Sun, Part II: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers, Photosensitivity Reactions, Sun Protection.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify clinical features of non-melanoma skin cancer and develop a treatment approach to these lesions.
  • Recognize common photosensitivity disorders, and develop an approach to diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
  • Outline appropriate sun protective measures for your patients.

Day 2

Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part I: Warts, Mollusca, Fibrous Tumors, Cutaneous Horns, Acanthomas.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Devise a treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, and referral.
  • Recognize the multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and “wart-like” lesions and develop a stepwise treatment approach based on literature review and the British Association of Dermatology Treatment Guidelines.

Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part II: Common Neoplasm of Head and Neck, Cysts, Vascular Tumors, Dermatofibroma, Keratoses, Lipoma, Soft Tissue Growths, Granulomas, Metastatic Carcinoma, Lymphoma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop an approach to common dermal tumors, including most appropriate type of biopsy based on pathophysiology.
  • Initiate systemic evaluation in setting of certain skin lesions that may be associated with underlying medical conditions.
  • Recognize cutaneous lymphoma and develop an understanding of common vascular tumors.

Contact Dermatitis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Plan the testing for identification of allergens in contact dermatitis.
  • Distinguish and treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
  • Detect common contactants seen in the office setting.
  • Develop a treatment plan for various types of contact dermatitis while considering the British Association of Dermatology Tx Guidelines.

Leg Ulcers and the Principles of Wound Care.

Upon completion of this session, using the Wound and Regeneration Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Venous and Arterial Ulcers (2006), the participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate and treat leg ulcers, based upon etiology, and the Guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology for treating venous, arterial, diabetic associated and pressure ulcers.
  • Apply the basic principles of wound care.
  • Appraise the rationale for various wound dressings.

Day 3

Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases.
  • Distinguish specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease.
  • Evaluate pruritus and differentiate those cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including treatment of atopic dermatitis in accordance with AAD Guidelines.

Case Studies in Dermatology.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Create a differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation and patient history.
  • Appreciate the importance of morphology and pattern recognition in cutaneous disorders.
  • Develop an approach to treatment based upon the AAD Guidelines as well as those of the British Association of Dermatology for Lichen Sclerosis.

Malignant Melanomas, Part I.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Utilize the ABCDE approach to the description of pigmented lesions and features of melanoma.
  • Analyze the biology of melanoma.
  • Appraise and employ the AAD Guidelines of Care for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma.
  • Refer for a surgical approach, as per the NCCN (National Comprehensive Clinical Network) Guidelines for melanoma

Malignant Melanomas, Part II.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Appraise "dysplastic nevi" and describe the relationship between dysplastic nevi and melanomas.
  • Develop an approach to examination and follow up of families with dysplastic nevi and melanomas.
  • Recommend to patients the methods of photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas.

Day 4

Acne, Part I: Pathophysiology, Recognition and Treatment.

Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based guidelines of the AAD, the participant should be able to:

  • Characterize types of acne lesions and determine appropriate therapy based on pathophysiology.
  • Develop a therapeutic ladder with a clear understanding of treatment indications, expectations, and side effects.
  • Recognize current issues regarding usage of isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics to include the AAD Guidelines for prescribing Isotretinoin in females of childbearing potential.

Acne, Part II: Identification and Treatment of Acne, Acneiform Eruptions and Rosacea.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize various acneiform eruptions.
  • Initiate appropriate testing to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and initiate therapy.
  • Diagnose and treat rosacea.

Herpes Simplex and Zoster; Lichen Planus.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate herpes simplex and herpes zoster based on morphology and distribution of lesions and laboratory testing.
  • Analyze the varied manifestations and complications of herpes zoster.
  • Determine an appropriate treatment plan for herpes simplex and herpes zoster.
  • Evaluate the cutaneous spectrum of lichen planus

Psoriasis.

Upon completion of this session, using AAD Guidelines for Psoriasis Therapy, the participant should be able to:

  • Evaluate the spectrum of classical and subtle cutaneous changes of psoriasis.
  • Formulate the basic pathophysiology of psoriasis.
  • Approach topical psoriasis therapy with a basic algorithm.
  • Develop a treatment plan based upon the AAD Guidelines for Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Use of Biologics, Phototherapy and Chemotherapy

Day 5

Drug Eruptions: Etiology, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the numerous eruptions induced by medications.
  • Infer the “most common” suspected drugs in producing certain reaction patterns.

Infections in Dermatology.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Categorize various infectious processes involving the skin.
  • Diagnose and treat common cutaneous infections, recognizing indications for biopsy in certain infectious processes.
  • Diagnose and treat common cutaneous infections based upon the IDSA Guidelines for MRSA and Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Foot Ulcers: Diabetic Ischemic and Neuropathic.

Upon completion of this session, using the Wound and Regeneration Guidelines for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (2006), the participant should be able to:

  • Distinguish between ischemic and neuropathic etiologies of diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Treat neuropathic ulcers successfully with debridement and weight off loading.
  • Recommend selected footwear in the patient with neuropathy.

“Cases That Have Taught Me a Lesson.”

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Detect skin changes that point to specific and varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.
  • Appraise and recommend therapy for perioral dermatitis.

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