Event Date/Time: Jun 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 02, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 28, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 29, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - INTRODUCTION – ESSENTIALS OF DERMATOLOGY DIAGNOSIS – Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method. Role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions. Rationale for the 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 and the approach to therapy. PROBLEMS IN THE SUN, PART I: SOLAR RADIATION, PHOTODAMAGE, ACTINIC KERATOSIS – Photo-distributed eruptions from those in which sunlight plays no role. Common clinical presentations of nonmelanoma skin cancers and precancers. Approach to ultraviolet induced lesions. PROBLEMS IN THE SUN, PART II: NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS, PHOTOSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, SUN PROTECTION – Common photosensitivity disorders. Approach to diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Sun protective measures for patients. DAY 2 - COMMON TUMORS IN THE OFFICE SETTING, PART I: WARTS, COMMON NEOPLASMS OF THE HEAD AND NECK – Multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and treatment based on literature review. Common cutaneous tumors occurring on face and scalp, both benign and malignant. Treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, and referral. COMMON TUMORS IN THE OFFICE SETTING, PART II: KERATOSES, CYSTS, GRANULOMA ANNULARE, LYMPHOMA, VASCULAR TUMORS – Common dermal tumors, including indications for biopsy. Cutaneous lymphoma and common vascular tumors. CONTACT DERMATITIS – Complexity of testing for identification of allergies in contact dermatitis. Identify and treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Common contactants seen in the office setting. LEG ULCERS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF WOUND CARE – Differentiate and treat leg ulcers based on etiology. Basic principles of wound care. The rationale for various wound dressings. DAY 3 - MALIGNANT MELANOMAS, PART I: MELANOMA, BIRTHMARKS – ABCDE approach to the description of pigmented lesions and features of melanoma. Biology of melanoma. Ssurgical 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. Methods of photoprotection and the relationship of the sun to melanomas. DERMATOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC DISEASE – Cutaneous markers of certain systemic diseases. Specific and nonspecific findings in relationship to underlying disease. ADD evidence-based guidelines, evaluate pruritus and differentiate those cases associated with systemic disease vs. primary cutaneous disease, including atopic dermatitis. CASE STUDIES IN DERMATOLOGY – Differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation and patient history. Importance of morphology and pattern recognition in cutaneous disorders. DAY 4 - ACNE, PART I: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT – Types of acne lesions and therapy based on pathophysiology. Treatment indications, expectations, and side effects. Issues regarding usage of isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics. ACNE, PART II: IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF ACNE, ACNEIFORM ERUPTIONS AND ROSACEA – Various acneiform eruptions. Testing to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and therapy. Diagnose and treat rosacea. HERPES SIMPLEX AND ZOSTER; LICHEN PLANUS – Differentiate 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. Pathophysiology of psoriasis. Topical psoriasis therapy. DAY 5 - DRUG ERUPTIONS: ETIOLOGY, DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – Eruptions induced by medications. “Most common” suspected drugs in producing certain reaction patterns. INFECTIONS IN DERMATOLOGY – Infectious processes involving the skin. Common cutaneous infections, including indications for biopsy. 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. Rationale for selected footwear in 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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Dermatology Courses 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