Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 16, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 17, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 – OFFICE DERMATOLOGY – Lesion morphology, distribution. Cutaneous fungal disease. Fungal foot, nail changes, approach to therapy. COMMON TUMORS IN THE OFFICE SETTING – Epidermal tumors. Vascular tumors. Subcutaneous tumors. Principles of Dermatology Therapy – Topical steroids. Treatment algorithms using topical steroids. Side effects. Compare and contrast a shave biopsy from a punch biopsy. DAY 2 – THE SUN AND THE SKIN: PHOTOAGING, NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER, PHOTODERMATOSIS, SUNSCREENS – Non-melanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions, available therapies. Sun protective measures. FEVER AND RASH – Life-threatening skin conditions present with a fever. Differential diagnosis. Classification scheme for skin diseases associated with fever. CONTACT DERMATITIS – Testing for identification of allergies. Treat poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac. Common contactants seen in the office setting. LEG ULCERS AND PRINCIPLES OF WOUND CARE – Differentiate and treat leg ulcers based on etiology. Basic principles of wound care. Wound dressings. DAY 3 – MALIGNANT MELANOMAS, PART I: MELANOMA, BIRTHMARKS – ABCDE approach to the description of pigmented lesions, features of melanoma. Biology of melanoma. Surgical approach to melanoma. MALIGNANT MELANOMAS, PART II: NEVI, DYSPLASTIC NEVI – “Dysplastic nevi" and the relationship between dysplastic nevi and melanomas. Examination and follow up of families with dysplastic nevi and melanomas. Photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas. ACNE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, TREATMENT – Types of acne lesions and therapy based on pathophysiology. Differentiate acneiform eruptions from acne vulgaris. APPROACH TO ROSACEA AND RED FACE – Identify Rosacea. Treatment plan. Distinguish Rosacea from other causes of the “Red Face.” DAY 4 – MOST COMMON DERMATOLOGY REFERRALS – Most common dermatology referrals. Referral strategies for the common dermatology referrals. Treatment regimens for the common dermatology referrals. CLINICAL PEARLS IN DERMATOLOGY – Diagnostic and treatment pearls for varied cutaneous disorders. COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS – Approach to hair loss. Common causes. Treatment strategies. EVIDENCE-BASED CASE STUDIES – Evidence-based treatment for photo-damaged skin. Evidence-based treatment for common skin diseases, such as: molluscum contagiosum, pityriasis rosea. The one side effect of isotretinoin therapy that predicts higher risk for future hyperlipidemia. DAY 5 – HERPES SIMPLEX AND ZOSTER; LICHEN PLANUS – Herpes simplex and herpes zoster, 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. Basic pathophysiology. Topical therapy with a basic algorithm. Pathophysiology and 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. Footwear in the patient with neuropathy. “Cases That Have Taught Me a Lesson.” – Skin changes that point to specific and varied cutaneous disorders encountered in the office.


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Physician Fees $825.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $875.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $725.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $775.00 Late Registration