Event Date/Time: Jun 15, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2009
Registration Date: May 16, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - ESSENTIALS OF DERMATOLOGY DIAGNOSIS - Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method. Role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions. Therapy of common disorders. COMMON PROBLEMS IN OFFICE DERMATOLOGY - Differential diagnosis of common disorders based on lesion morphology and distribution. Manifestations of cutaneous fungal disease. Fungal foot and nail changes, approach to therapy. HERPES SIMPLEX, ZOSTER, LICHEN PLANUS - Herpes simplex and herpes zoster based on morphology and distribution of lesions and laboratory testing. Manifestations and complications of herpes zoster. Treatment plan for herpes simplex and herpes zoster. Cutaneous spectrum of lichen planus. PSORIASIS - Classical and subtle cutaneous changes of psoriasis. Basic pathophysiology. Topical psoriasis therapy with a basic algorithm. DAY 2 - COMMON TUMORS: WARTS, COMMON NEOPLASMS OF THE HEAD AND NECK - Multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and treatment approach based on literature review. Common cutaneous tumors, both, benign and malignant, occurring on face and scalp. Treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, referral. COMMON TUMORS: KERATOSES, CYSTS, GRANULOMA ANNULARE, LYMPHOMA, VASCULAR TUMORS - Common dermal tumors, including indications for biopsy. Cutaneous lymphoma and develop an understanding of common vascular tumors. PROBLEMS IN THE SUN: SOLAR RADIATION, PHOTODAMAGE, ACTINIC KERATOSIS - Distinguish photo-distributed eruptions from those in which sunlight plays no role. Common clinical presentations of nonmelanoma skin cancers and precancers. Therapeutic approach to ultraviolet induced lesions. PROBLEMS IN THE SUN: NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS, PHOTOSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, SUN PROTECTION - Common photosensitivity disorders. Diagnosis and treatment. Sun protective measures. DAY 3 - MALIGNANT MELANOMAS: MELANOMA, BIRTHMARKS - Description of pigmented lesions and features of melanoma. Biology of melanoma. Surgical approach to melanoma. MALIGNANT MELANOMAS: NEVI, DYSPLASTIC NEVI - Dysplastic nevi and the relationship between dysplastic nevi and melanomas. Examination and follow up of families with dysplastic nevi and melanomas. Methods of photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas. CONTACT DERMATITIS - Testing for identification of allergies in contact dermatitis. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac. Common contactants. LEG ULCERS AND PRINCIPLES OF WOUND CARE - Leg ulcers based on etiology. Basic principles of wound care. Wound dressings. DAY 4 - ACNE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, RECOGNITION, TREATMENT - Acne lesions and therapy based on pathophysiology. Treatment indications, expectations, and side effects. Issues regarding usage of isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics. ACNE: IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF ACNE, ACNEIFORM ERUPTIONS, ROSACEA - Acneiform eruptions. Testing to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and therapy. Rosacea. DERMATOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC DISEASE - Cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases. Specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease. Pruritus and cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including atopic dermatitis. CASE STUDIES - Differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation and patient history. Morphology and pattern recognition in cutaneous disorders. DAY 5 - DRUG ERUPTIONS: ETIOLOGY, DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT - Eruptions induced by medications. Most common suspected drugs in producing certain reaction patterns. INFECTIONS - Infectious processes involving the skin. Common cutaneous infections, including indications for biopsy. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, TREATMENT OF FOOT ULCERS: DIABETIC ISCHEMIC AND NEUROPATHIC - Ischemic and neuropathic etiologies of diabetic foot ulcers. Treat neuropathic ulcers successfully with debridement and weight off loading. Rationale for selected footwear in the patient with neuropathy. “CASES THAT HAVE TAUGHT ME A LESSON - ” Skin changes that point to specific and varied cutaneous disorders.


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