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This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered dermatological medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Adult and Pediatric Dermatology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Family Physicians, all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Adult and Pediatric Dermatology issues.
Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.
Topics and Objectives
Psoriasis with Cases
Objectives: 1) Recognize classic manifestations of psoriasis 2) Recognize atypical forms of psoriasis 3) Implement proper interventions for psoriasis based upon disease severity
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of contact dermatitis 2) Discuss causes of contact dermatitis and the value of patch testing 3) Describe the most effective treatments for contact dermatitis
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of seborrhea 2) Discuss causes and exacerbating factors for seborrhea 3) Describe the most effective treatments for seborrhea
Skin Rashes Requiring Urgent Attention
Objectives: 1) Recognize the blistering disorders 2) Idenify and manage adverse cutaneous drug reactions 3) Differentiate between Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme
An Update on Acne in Children and Adolescents
Objectives: 1) Discuss the presentation of acne from birth to adolescence 2) Detail the newer classifications of mid-childhood and preadolescent acne 3) Discuss specific effective treatment strategies for acne in all ages
Diagnosis and Management of Vascular Lesions in Children and Adults
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of various vascular lesions that present in childhood and beyond 2) Discuss the latest treatments for infantile hemangioma 3) Highlight the problematic vascular lesions, or “when to worry”
Clinical Clues to Diagnosing Infections and Infestations in Childhood
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnosis of “itchy bumps” in kids 2) Highlight clinical clues to help differentiate infectious rashes 3) Discuss the treatments of common infestations and infections in children
My Top Twelve Tips for Treating Atopic Dermatitis
Objectives: 1) Provide practical treatment tips for treating atopic dermatitis in kids 2) Discuss the safe use of topical corticosteroids 3) Debate the use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis
Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of rosacea 2) Distinguish rosacea from other causes of red rashes on the face 3) Formulate treatment plans for rosacea
Skin Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV
Objectives: 1)Identify the different cutaneous manifestations of sexually transmitted infections and HIV 2)Diagnose STI- and HIV-related skin conditions using recommended techniques 3)Develop an evidence-based treatment strategy to address STI- and HIV-related skin conditions
Pitfalls and Pearls in the Diagnosis of Skin Disorders
Objectives: 1) Create differential diagnoses based on broad categories of skin diseases 2) Differentiate between skin diseases that mimic each other 3) Identify barriers to diagnosis
Fungal Infections: Over and Underdiagnosed Clinical Cases
Objectives: 1) Create a differential diagnosis for annular skin lesions 2) Review laboratory tests for fungal infections 3) Identify the fungal disease mimics
Skin Cancer: Typical and Atypical Presentations
Objectives: 1) Identify the common presentations of basal and squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma 2) Recognize less common manifestations of skin cancer 3) Promote skin cancer prevention
Top 10 Management Pearls for Skin Disorders
Objectives: 1) Choose proper topical steroids for inflammatory disorders 2) Educate patients on the use of hypoallergenic products 3) Evaluate the efficacy and cost of generic and OTC products
Warts and Molluscum: What to Do?
Objectives: 1) Evaluate the data on what works for treatment of warts 2) Provide treatment strategies for the treatment of warts and molluscum in kids
Skin Biopsies and Other Surgical Techniques
Objectives: 1) Identify indications for skin biopsies and excisions. 2) Identify appropriate surgical techniques for skin biopsies and basic repairs. 3) Indicate lesions appropriate for cryosurgical and electrosurgical treatment
Benign Skin Lesions
Objecitves: 1) Differentiate skin lesions based on known features and dermoscopic findings. 2) Determine appropriate management plans for common benign skin neoplasms. These include: Seborrheic keratosis, Keloids, Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis, Cutaneous horns, Acrochordons, Cherry angiomas, Pyogenic granulomas, Dermatofibromas, Sebaceous hyperplasia, Neurofibromas
Objectives: 1) Recognize normal hair anatomy and physiologic changes in hair 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of hair loss 3) Utilize effective medical interventions for hair disorders, when appropriate
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