Explore leading topics in Dermatology CME such as recognizing Melanoma and Non-Melanoma skin cancer, making sense of topical medications, diagnosing skin infections, and more.
Package 1 – Get the “Skin”ny on Drug Reactions, Skin Lesions, Cancer and Psoriasis & More!
Approach to the Patient with Cutaneous Disorders
Does your heart sink when you see a patient on your schedule with the dreaded “skin rash”? Then this session is for you! We will provide a fun and interactive, case-based overview of approaching the patient with a skin complaint. We will review common dermatologic nomenclature, what clues to look for to help nail the diagnosis and provide important tips on managing and educating your patients. This is the “fundamentals in dermatology” session that we all wish we had in our clinical, educational programs!
Overview of Papulosquamous Disorders
This session will provide an engaging overview of the most common skin conditions seen in dermatology, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and all those under red itchy rashes and bumps! You’ll have fun viewing many skin condition images and identifying clinical features to help distinguish one skin rash from another. We will also be providing the latest evidence-based guidelines on common conditions so you will be fully updated and “in the know”!
Infectious Disorders of the Skin (Rx=0.50)
This session will provide you with a comprehensive overview on the management of common bacterial, viral and fungal cutaneous conditions from Impetigo to Lyme Disease. Wondering if you need to do a biopsy or send a tissue culture or bacteria swab? We’ll provide you with the latest updates on the most appropriate tests to obtain the correct diagnosis. We will also be updating you on the latest information on the cutaneous manifestations of the COVID-19 virus and treatment management.
What’s New in the Dermatology Drug Cupboard? (Rx=0.75)
Confounded by that pesky skin rash? What to do with that skin infection? This session will give you the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of common skin conditions. We will review therapeutic classes of topical and systemic medications, treatment parameters, monitoring guidelines, and patient teaching pearls. You’ll leave this session feeling confident and prepared to treat the most challenging dermatologic conditions.
Diagnostic Dilemmas in Dermatology (Rx=0.25)
Put your knowledge to practice in this fun and interactive case-based session. We will present some common and not-so-common clinical cases of dermatological dilemmas and help you come up with the best answer. Grab your Sherlock Holmes hat and magnifying glass and prepare to be pleasantly puzzled!
Psoriasis: Presentation, Exacerbators and Treatment
Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that is increasingly being recognized as a systemic inflammatory disorder. According to current studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis. A rapidly expanding body of literature supports additional associations between psoriasis and cardiometabolic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney disease, malignancy, infection, and mood disorders. Given the variety of manifestations of this condition, education of healthcare providers is essential to ensuring comprehensive medical care for patients with psoriasis. This session will provide an update on the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis.
Benign Skin Lesions Uncoded
Can you recognize benign skin lesions from cancerous ones? So much of skin lesion identification and diagnosis is pattern recognition. This is a photo-filled talk that will expand your clinical diagnostic skills and ability to visually diagnose seborrheic keratoses, dermatofibromas, cherry angiomas, venous lakes so that you can distinguish them from skin cancer.
Dermatologic Drugs and Drug Reactions (Rx=0.75)
What is the difference between a cream and a lotion? In the first half of this two-part talk, we will review common dermatologic drugs, vehicles and their uses. In the second half of the talk, we will discuss drug reactions ranging from the serious Toxic Epidermal Necrosis and Steven Johnson Syndrome to the benign. This lecture will demystify common medication culprits that cause drug reactions as well as initial labs to elucidate severe from self-limited drug rashes.
Skin Cancer Explained (Rx=0.25)
The majority of skin lesions are benign, but when do you need to worry or biopsy? Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma could be cancers that you either diagnose or miss on a daily basis. This lecture will equip you to look at a spot and recognize concerning clinical features, be equipped to take the next step and biopsy the site, and have the knowledge to direct treatment of the cancer with medical or surgical treatments.
Common Culprits in Pediatric and Adult Dermatology (Rx=0.50)
Every clinician that sees children and adults could benefit from this refresher on everything that is common in skin disease. In this case-based discussion, we will cover diagnosis and treatment tips for acne, warts, fungal infections, atopic dermatitis, and more. This will be a fast-paced and high-yield discussion packed with clinical pearls that you can use every day in your clinical practice.
Package 2 – The “Rash”-tional Approach to All Things Skin: Cancer, Infections, Hair Loss & Treatment . . . From Top to Bottom!
A “Rash”ional Approach to Dermatologic Differential Diagnosis
This session is designed to equip the primary care provider with the skills to recognize over 40 common dermatologic conditions. By reviewing lesion morphology and distribution patterns, participants will be able to sharpen their skills and gain confidence in making these important diagnoses. Case presentations will stimulate discussion along with hundreds of interesting dermatologic images to assist in disease recognition. Don’t miss this opportunity to refine your ability to quickly and confidently diagnose dermatologic disease.
Tackling Topical Therapies (Rx=1.0)
“If it is wet, dry it; if it is dry, wet it; and if you don’t know what to do, put a steroid on it.” Dermatologic pharmacology is not so simple. A plethora of topical medications is utilized in primary care to manage conditions ranging from xerosis to contact dermatitis to cutaneous infections. To be utilized most effectively, the proper preparation, amount, and duration of therapy should be considered. This presentation will help the primary care provider make sense of the various commonly prescribed topical medications including topical corticosteroids, anti-infective agents, emollients, and several new agents that have recently become available. Medication dosing and safety will be addressed, as well as pearls and practical pointers for the most effective use of these products. Learn the what, when and how of dermatologic pharmacology.
Can You “Spot” the Diagnosis? Recognizing Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in the Primary Care Setting
More people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every year than all other cancers combined. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and nearly two persons will die from it every hour. It’s common, it’s deadly, and it’s important to review these suspicious “spots” in our primary care patients. This session will provide the participant with the opportunity to review the clinical characteristics and visual clues that should prompt early biopsy and/or referral of suspected skin cancers.
Bacteria, Fungus, or Virus: Oh, My! An Update on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Rx=0.25)
The skin is a great line of defense, but it is not always perfect at keeping out microbial invaders. When microbes invade, infection ensues. The epidemiology and clinical presentations of common skin infections including tinea (capitis, corporis, pedis, cruris, unguium), HPV, molluscum, cellulitis, and abscesses will be reviewed in this session. The differential diagnosis and methods for confirming a diagnosis based on clinical presentation will be discussed and recommended treatment options for each type of infection will be specified.
What’s All the Buzz? Urticaria and Other Allergy-Mediated Skin Conditions (Rx=0.25)
Something stings you, you eat something, you take a new medication, you use a new product…you get a rash, and it itches. When an allergen is responsible for triggering the immune system, an allergic skin condition results. Allergy-mediated skin manifestations can be superficial like contact dermatitis or urticaria or can lead to more systemic reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis or anaphylaxis. Participants in this session will review the common skin findings in several allergic conditions and the diagnostic testing and management strategies that will both improve the look of the skin and potentially save lives.
It’s Alive: Skin Infections (Rx=0.25)
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! They are everywhere. Want to become an expert on infections and infestations from Tinea to Herpes to bed bugs and scabies then this systematic look at skin infections is the place to start. Clinical photographs will highlight skin infections you will see daily in your clinical practice and how to diagnoses these using cultures, KOH, and your clinical acumen!
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Rx=0.25)
Hair and money, no one has enough of it! Hair loss complaints can be a last-minute, “Oh by the way” but if they are causing you to pull out your own hair this is right up your alley. We will review the basics: hair anatomy, the phases of hair growth and types of hair loss and then take a comprehensive look at the many types of scarring and non-scarring hair loss. Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, alopecia areata, trichotillomania… you will have seen it all by the end of this jam-packed session.
The Itch That Rashes (Rx=0.5)
Are your patient’s itchy rashes keeping you up at night? Atopic Dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, dyshidrosis, lichen simplex chronicus. These are itchy and bothersome chronic conditions can be identified and treated by every provider. Learn lifestyle modifications, treatments, and management for these common and troublesome skin rashes.
The Usual Suspects: Rosacea, Acne, Lichen Planus, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis (Rx=0.5)
Dermatology can be daunting. Let’s get visual with lots of great clinical photographs and talk about common diagnoses that are high yield to equip you for your everyday skin complaints. Learn tips for diagnoses and treatment of Rosacea, Acne, Lichen Planus, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, and practical tips for how to solve all your patients’ skin questions.
Dermatology Updates! Top Tips to Be in the Know (Rx=1.0)
Let’s review clinically important changes in dermatology over the past year, including new medications, new guidelines, and new OTC treatments available. The 2018 American Joint Committee on Cancer staging guidelines for melanoma staging has recently been updated. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommendations for sentinel lymph node biopsy were released in 2017. This lecture will also highlight the myriad of new biologic treatments for psoriasis as well as new topicals and injectables to treat atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and hidradenitis suppurativa. It will finish with a new prescription-strength OTC that will be beneficial for many patients to prevent photoaging.