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10th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy and Update on Malignant Melanoma

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, USA
From 750 to 925 USD
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Title: 10th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy and Update on Malignant Melanoma
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Dec, 4, 2015 to Dec, 6, 2015
Location: Scottsdale, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 750 to 925 USD
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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, USA
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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

This Live activity, 10th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy & Update on Malignant Melanoma, with a beginning date of 12/04/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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This three-day course will provide the attendee with a multidisciplinary review of standard of care management practices and state-of-the-art advances in care of the patient with cutaneous melanoma. The first day will focus on epidemiology, prevention, pathology, surgical treatment and advances in genomics and systemic therapy for patients with melanoma.

The last two days are an in-depth immersion into dermoscopy for imaging of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin lesions, including three breakout sessions. Participants will develop practical skills that will enable them to be more comfortable approaching patients with atypical skin lesions. This dermoscopy section is primarily targeted to clinicians, but NPs/PAs and residents with a focus on this field will find it valuable as well. The intended audience is dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians in internal medicine, family practice, and general practice.


Apply pattern analysis and simple algorithms for the identification of skin neoplasms.

Differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions.

Identify non-melanocytic lesions using dermoscopy.

Assess the need to biopsy based on dermoscopic findings.

Describe the specific regional variations for melanocytic morphologies

Identify situations where dermoscopy is not useful. 

Differentiate other uses for dermoscopy than the analysis of neoplasms.


Define the epidemiology, incidence, and risk factors of cutaneous melanoma.

Evaluate the important aspects of pathology reports for melanoma and identify the relevant prognostic information.

Review the standard surgical techniques for biopsy and excision of primary melanoma.

Summarize the 2 step dermoscopic algorithm and approach for cutaneous lesions.

Review the recent clinical technology for monitoring high risk patients and diagnosing melanoma.

Apply recent data regarding excision and sentinel lymph node dissections.

Review treatment of lentigo maligna and desmoplastic melanoma.

Review emerging experimental approaches to adjuvant treatment.

Examine the use of topical therapy for the treatment of in transit or locally recurrent melanoma.

Apply novel immunotherapy and targeted therapy to multidisciplinary approach of the patient with metastatic melanoma.

Assess prognosis and treatment of merkel cell carcinoma.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

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Late Registration From: 2015-12-05 To: 2015-12-06
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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Group Reservations: (480) 624-1000

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has reserved a limited block of luxurious rooms at a special group rate of $185 (USD). To receive the group rate, reservations will be accepted until group block is full OR until November 5, 2015, whichever comes first.

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is located in Northeast Phoenix, adjacent to Kierland Commons, a 38-acre specialty retail development featuring shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Experience a spa that honors the healing cultures of Old Arizona, the 27-holes of Troon-managed world-class golf at the Kierland Golf Club, the spectacular outdoor pool complex with sand beach, 110-foot waterslide, and a 900-foot river for lazy floating. 

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This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Kristy Badder. 
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Mayo Clinic Contact Information

13400 E. Shea Blvd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85259

General number 480-301-8000

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