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Buy Sep 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Hair Loss
by Eleanor Knopp, MD interviewed by Christine Warren, MD

Identify the elements of a review of systems to evaluate alopecia. 

Hair and Scalp Dermoscopy
by Antonella Tosti, MD interviewed by Jacquelyn Dosal, MD

Describe the appropriate role of utilizing a dermatoscope in diagnosing the type of alopecia.

Alopecia in Women
by Jerry Shapiro, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Identify strategies for accurately diagnosing alopecia (a full inquiry of pattern of hair loss, medication conditions, family history, as well as physical examination and laboratory tests) 

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Evaluation of Hair Loss
by Eleanor Knopp, MD interviewed by Christine Warren, MD
Buy Aug 2014 Issue
Cutaneous Lupus and Dermatomyositis Management
by Jennie Clarke, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

  • Identify triggers that contribute to cutaneous aspects of lupus and dermatomyositis.
  • Educate patients about triggers that contribute to cutaneous lupus and dermatomyositis and preventive strategies.

Sarcoidosis
by Joseph C. English, III, MD interviewed by Michael P. Heffernan, MD

List the recommended tests needed to identify which organ systems are involved in patients with sarcoidosis.

Sclerosing Skin Conditions
by Heidi Tewich Jacobe, MD interviewed by Todd Schlesinger, MD

Describe the clinical, histological, and laboratory characteristics of sclerosing skin conditions.

Buy Jul 2014 Issue
Dermatologic Care for Immigrants and Refugees
by Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

Delineate the diseases/conditions which are more prevalent among immigrant and refugee populations such as hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, human T-lymphotropic virus type I, parasitemia, and schistosomiasis. 

Diet, Inflammation, and the Skin
by Christine DeWitt, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

Identify the role of diet and dietary supplements such as, a reduced gluten diet, increased dairy consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics that contribute to the health of a patient’s skin.

Acne Scarring and Treatment
by Murad Alam, MD interviewed by Mary C. Martini, MD

Identify the preferred method of treatment for acne scars including: rolling scars, ice pick scars, and both shallow and deep boxcar scars.

Buy Jun 2014 Issue
Connective Tissue Diseases
by Nicole M. Fett, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

 

List the underlying conditions associated with connective tissue diseases including dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and morphea.

Onychomycosis and Nail Psoriasis
by Adam Rubin, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Consider utilizing diagnostic testing for onychomycosis and nail psoriasis.

The Rise of Dermatology Hospitalists
by Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify benefits of serving as a hospitalist. 

Buy May 2014 Issue
Early Diagnosis of Melanoma
by Darrell S. Rigel, MD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

 

Identify patient populations that are most at risk for melanoma.

Recognize the benefit of baseline imaging to assist with early detection of melanoma.

Prevention of Melanoma
by Debjani Sahni, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Advise patients on how to use sunscreen and identify which types of sunscreens reduce the risk of melanoma.

New Therapies for Advanced Melanoma
by Delphine Lee, MD, PhD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

Identify the benefits and risks of new therapeutics available to treat advanced melanoma.

Buy Apr 2014 Issue
Acne and Rosacea – We Can Do Better
by Joshua Zeichner, MD interviewed by Jim Del Rosso, MD

Describe a combination therapy approach in treating the various stages of acne.

Cutaneous Infections and Skin Care
by Clay J. Cockerell, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Describe strategies to develop treatment plans that avoid the use of antibiotics

Endocrine, Metabolic, and Depositional Diseases
by Paolo Romanelli, MD interviewed by Franco Rongioletti, MD

 

Describe cutaneous manifestations of mucinosis, amyloidosis, endocrinological disease, and diabetes. 

Buy Mar 2014 Issue
Complications in Decorative Tattoos
by Michi Shinohara, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Identify complications associated with decorative tattoos including: bacterial infections, staph infections, irritant reactions, and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections.

Ergonomics
by Christine Liang, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Identify ergonomic modifications for the office which can decrease repetitive stress injuries.

Skin Manifestations of HIV
by Erin H Amerson, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Identify the skin manifestations of HIV including: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections, lipodystrophy, dysplasia, warts, and anal intraepithelial neoplasia.

Buy Feb 2014 Issue
Psychodermatology and Optimizing Patient/Physician Interactions
by John Y. M. Koo, MD interviewed by Mary Martini, MD

 

Identify communication strategies to refer psychocutaneous patients to a mental healthcare professional.

Cosmetic Strategies: Erythema, Pigmentation, and Wrinkles
by Mary Lupo, MD interviewed by Diane S. Berson, MD

Identify cosmetic treatments to use in conjunction with medical management for conditions such as erythema, pigmentation disorders, and wrinkles.

Update on the Treatment of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
by John Zic, MD interviewed by Laura McGirt, MD

Identify factors to consider when comparing and contrasting various topical, systemic, and phototherapy treatment options for cutaneous T cell lymphoma.  

Buy Jan 2014 Issue
Roundtable on Melanoma
by Darrel S. Rigel, MD, Ashfaq Marghoob, MD, Merrick Ross, MD, and Whitney A. High, MD interviewed by Edward H. Yob, DO

 

Identify recent advances in melanoma testing such as genetic marker and immunostain testing.

List strategies to improve communication with the dermatopathologist

Update on Skin Cancer
by John Carucci, MD, PhD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

Identify factors involved in the classification high and low risk squamous cell carcinomas.

Buy Dec 2013 Issue
Cutaneous Issues in Pediatric Oncology
by Jennifer Huang, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

Recognized the signs of malignant lesions in pediatric patients.

Evaluating Quality of Life
by Suephy Chen, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

List the standardized tools available to assessment a patient’s quality of life.

Delineate the benefits of utilizing a standardized instrument to assess patients’ quality of life.

Reexamining Total Body Skin Cancer Screening
by Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Delineate the benefits of performing routine full body skin cancer screenings

Buy Nov 2013 Issue
Self-Awareness: Key to Effective Leadership
by Elizabeth Martin, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

Recognize the role self-awareness plays in becoming an effective leader.

List assessment tools available to assess one’s own communication and management style.

Time Management
by Mary Maloney, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

List the four categories of time management: urgent and important, urgent and unimportant, non-urgent and important, non-urgent and unimportant.

Identify strategies to organize tasks in one of these four categories.

Conflict Resolution
by Maggie Parsons, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

Identify strategies and tools, such as situation behavior impact, to effectively resolve conflict with staff and patients.

Buy Nov 2013 Issue
Aspects of Beauty
by James Spencer, MD interviewed by Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

Describe the principles of symmetry and the golden ratio with regards to aspects of beauty.

Obsession with Perfection: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
by Neelam Vashi, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

 

Identify characteristics of body dysmorphia and the appropriate steps to refer the patient to a healthcare professional.

Vulvar Disease: What Do We Know
by Lynette J. Margesson, MD interviewed by F. William Danby, MD

 

Describe methods to incorporate questions about vulvar conditions in dermatologic screenings.

Buy Oct 2013 Issue
Diagnosing Neuropathies with the Skin Biopsy
by Deon Wolpowitz, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Identify indications/contraindications for the use of skin biopsies in the diagnosis of neuropathies.

Medical Therapeutics in Acne
by Steven Cohen, MD, MPH interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

 

Recognize the benefits and risks of higher dosages when using isotretinoin to treat cystic acne. 

Identify the absolute contraindication for prescribing isotretinoin with a combined oral contraceptive.

Skin Cancers in Organ Transplant Recipients
by Tom Stasko, MD interviewed by Edward H. Yob, DO

 

Describe methods to detect, diagnose, and manage skin cancer in organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy.

Buy Sep 2013 Issue
Nanodermatology
by Adam J. Friedman, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Identify the key developments in nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease and the maintenance of skin health.

Dermatologic Manifestations of New Oncology Drugs
by Mario E. Lacouture, MD interviewed by Jeremy Moss, MD

 

Identify preventive measures to avoid cutaneous reactions to chemotherapy.

Enhancing Observational Skills
by Irwin M. Braverman, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

 

Describe how visual training can improve observational skills.

Buy Aug 2013 Issue
Everything You Wanted To Know About Coding But Were Too Afraid To Ask
by Scott Dinehart, MD interviewed by Allan S. Wirtzer, MD

Identify the appropriate codes and modifiers to use when billing for common office visits such as repairs, biopsies, and cryotherapy.

Perceptions of Dermatology in the House of Medicine
by Lisa A. Garner, MD interviewed by Steve Shama, MD

 

Identify negative perceptions of dermatology as a specialty and discuss strategies for counteracting these perceptions.

Technology Working For You
by Karen McKoy, MD, MPH and Craig Burkhart, MD interviewed by Carrie L. Kovarik, MD

 

Recognize the best mobile applications that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions.

Buy Jul 2013 Issue
Neonatal Dermatology
by Lawrence A. Schachner, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

 

Identify neonatal dermatoses through the use of a differential diagnosis and a variety of bedside tests such as Tzanck preparation, Wright’s stain and Giemsa stain. 

Merkel Cell Carcinoma
by Paul Nghiem, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Delineate the causes of Merkel cell carcinoma and methods of diagnosis, tracking, and treatment.

Military Dermatology
by Chad Hivnor, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Develop a treatment plan incorporating appropriate  laser treatments to increase function in contraction scars resulting from burns.

 

Recognize the clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis.

Buy Jun 2013 Issue
Warts Part 2
by Stephen Tyring, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Recognize clinical manifestations of human papillomaviruses and the available therapies and preventions of human papillomaviruses.

Social Media and Managing Your Online Reputation
by Jeffery Benabio, MD interviewed by Stephen Stone, MD

 

Evaluate Internet physician rating sites and social media and recognize effective means of responding to defamatory comments on the Internet. 

Outpatient Radiotherapy: Back to the Future
by Armand Cognetta, MD interviewed by Marguerite Thew, MD

 

Identify the appropriate population and risk factors when treating patients with radiotherapy.

Buy May 2013 Issue
New Thoughts on Melanoma Histology
by Clay J. Cockerell, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Recognize the histologic factors used in the staging of melanoma.     

Recognize fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) can be used as a diagnostic tool to distinguish benign from malignant lesions.

What's New in Melanoma Biology?
by Lynn Cornelius, MD interviewed by Michael Heffernan, MD

Recognize treatment options for  BRAF mutation positive tumors.

Skin Cancer Prevention
by Maryam Asgari, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Identify strategies to treat actinic keratoses as a mechanism  to prevent skin cancer.

Buy Apr 2013 Issue
Unbalanced Life of a Physician
by Suzanne Olbricht, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

 

Recognize sources of stress in their work environment and develop a plan to manage daily stressors.

Cosmeceuticals and Skin of Color
by Zoe Diana Draelos, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Recognize the uses and side effects of hydroquinone towards pigmentation treatment.

Warts Part 1
by Stephen Tyring,MD, PhD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Identify and select appropriate treatment for various types of warts, including, human papillomavirus, verruca vulgaris, plantar warts, and genital warts.

Buy Mar 2013 Issue
Actinic Keratoses
by Gary Goldenberg, MD interviewed by Michael Heffernan, MD

 

Recognize the benefits and drawbacks associated with the variety of treatment options for actinic keratoses.

Photodynamic Therapy
by Nellie Konnikov, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Recognize photodynamic therapy options for the control of actinic keratoses, and applications to other lesions and dermatoses.

Neurofibromatosis
by Lu Le, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify methods to accurately distinguish neurofibromatosis, a common genetic disorder, from other conditions, and identify appropriate management options.

Buy Feb 2013 Issue
Morphea
by Heidi Jacobe, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Differentiate between the clinical subsets of morphea and identify appropriate first-line therapy.

Clinical Mimickers in Pediatric Dermatology
by Dawn Davis, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

 

Differentiate dermatologic conditions with similar presentations in the pediatric patient.

Keratoacanthoma
by Desiree Ratner, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

 

Describe indications for the use of treatment options for patients with keratoacanthoma.

Buy Jan 2013 Issue
Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers
by Robert Kirsner, MD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Develop an appropriate treatment/management plan for leg ulcers caused by Venous Insufficiency.

Cutaneous Granulomas
by Misha Rosenbach, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

List the cause of cutaneous granulomas.

Fungal Infections In The Hospitalized Patient
by Lindy Fox, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

 

Use morphology as a guide to diagnosing fungal infections in patients.

Buy Dec 2012 Issue
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
by Dirk M. Elston, MD interviewed by Maurice A. Thew, MD

Recognize abscess drainage is an effective treatment for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Avoid over prescription of antibiotics in cases where drainage may be effective treatment of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Iatrogenic Immunosuppression
by Peggy Wu, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

Identify vaccinations that are safe for immunosuppressed patients to avoid risk of infection.

Vaccines (Part 2)
by Stephen Trying, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Identify the patient population that would most benefit from the herpes zoster vaccine and offer vaccination

Buy Nov 2012 Issue
Vaccines (Part I)
by Stephen Tyring, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

 

List the strains of human papillomavirus that are protected by the quadrivalent HPV vaccine.

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
by Benjamin Chong, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

 

Manage patients that present with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, including screening for exacerbating medications such as thiazides and calcium-channel blockers.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
by Whitney High, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

 

Recognize variations in presentation of sexually transmitted diseases, such as chancroid and syphilis.  

Buy Oct 2012 Issue
Acne Syndromes
by Gerd Plewig, MD interviewed by Jeremy Moss, MD

 

Recognize and appropriately manage patients with acne resulting from syndromes such as polycysticovary syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Determine the appropriateness of referring patients with acne syndromes for genetic counseling.  

Errors in Dermatology
by Stephen Helms, MD interviewed by Eliot Mostow, MD

Restate examples of medical errors in dermatologic practice.

Develop systematic strategies, such as checklists to reduce medical errors in dermatologic practice.

Pediatric Drug Eruptions
by John Browning, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

Differentiate between minor and severe drug reactions such as urticaria multiforme and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and determine appropriate intervention.  

Buy Sep 2012 Issue
The Genetics of Complex Skin Disease and Targeted Therapies
by Stephen Katz, MD, PhD interviewed by Marguerite Thew, MD

Describe genome-wide association studies and the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms and disease pathogenesis.

Describe the potential development of therapies targeting specific genes or gene products for diseases including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and other complex skin diseases.

Hormones and Aging
by Christine DeWitt, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to define what constitutes the term bioidentical hormone and list risks associated with the various combinations and delivery routes.

Update on Head Lice and Scabies
by Stephen Stone, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to list diagnostic tools to identify scabies and head lice, and identify the spectrum of treatment options now available.

Buy Aug 2012 Issue
Phytodermatoses
by Marcus McFerren, MD, PhD interviewed by Jeremy Moss, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to list key plant allergens and advise patients on plant allergen avoidance.

Sarcoidosis
by Misha Rosenbach, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to diagnose cutaneous sarcoidosis more efficiently and when necessary, order the appropriate tests to determine vitamin D levels in patients with sarcoidosis.

Electronic Health Records
by Mark Kaufmann, MD interviewed by Ashish Bhatia, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the best practices of EHR implementation and discuss how to be a “meaningful user” of an EHR system.

Buy Jul 2012 Issue
Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis
by Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD interviewed by Rhonda Q. Klein, MD, MPH

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the signs and symptoms of pneumocystis pneumonia in at-risk patients and select the appropriate prophylaxis regimens.

Underreporting of Melanoma
by Suephy Chen, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify when a dermatologist is required to report melanoma cases to a central cancer registry.

Captain Cook/Pacific Dermatology
by Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, MSc interviewed by Gary J. Brauner, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize how culture influences a patient’s perception of beauty.

Buy Jun 2012 Issue
Dermatomyositis
by Victoria P. Werth, MD interviewed by Rhonda Quain Klein, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the diagnostic criteria for dermatomyositis and delineate the safest treatment options for these patients.

Sunscreens and FDA Monograph
by Steven Q. Wang, MD interviewed by Jeremy Ethan Moss, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to describe the requirement for sunscreen labels under the new FDA guidelines.

Introducing a Standardized Dermatology Curriculum for Medical Students
by Timothy G. Berger, MD interviewed by Patrick E. McCleskey, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to locate the AAD Medical Student Core Curriculum on the AAD web site and utilize it as a teaching tool.

Buy May 2012 Issue
The Red Face
by Kalman L. Watsky, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to delineate appropriate strategies for diagnosing patients with “red face.”

Pediatric Psoriasis
by Amy S. Paller, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the side effects that high potency steroids have in the pediatric population and be aware of safer alternatives such as phototherapy.

Antidrug Antibodies and Psoriasis
by Bruce Elliot Strober, MD, PhD interviewed by Jeremy Ethan Moss, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the significance of antidrug antibodies in patients treated with biologic therapies.

Buy Apr 2012 Issue
Comparative Effectiveness Research
by David J. Margolis, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to define the benefits comparative effectiveness studies play in forming more effective and safer treatment decisions for dermatologic patients.

Food Allergy Guidelines
by Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to correctly identify the best means of diagnosing food allergy and counsel patients appropriately regarding food allergy.

Problematic Issues in Nail Disorders
by C. Ralph Daniel, MD interviewed by Richard K. Scher, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to list appropriate treatment options for nail disorders (including onychomycosis, psoriasis, and lichen planus).

Buy Mar 2012 Issue
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Robert A. Lee, MD, PhD interviewed by Marguerite D. Thew, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the criteria for staging hidradenitis suppurativa, and the available medical and surgical therapeutic options.

Asian-American Skin
by Melvin W. Chiu, MD interviewed by Stephen P. Stone, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to describe the presentation of common dermatologic conditions as they appear in Asian-American patients.

Medication Monitoring and Complications
by Stephen E. Wolverton, MD interviewed by Steven Kenneth Shama, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the characteristics of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) and Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS).

Buy Feb 2012 Issue
Alopecia & Hirsutism
by Dirk Elston, MD interviewed by Stuart M. Brown, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize signs of hirsutism, hypertrichosis, and alopecia and order the appropriate tests to confirm the diagnosis.

Clinical Advances in Skin Cancer
by Oscar Colegio, MD, PhD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the relevant molecular and cellular pathomechanisms that affect the treatment of skin cancer.

Conflict Resolution
by Mary E. Maloney, MD interviewed by Steven K. Shama, MD, MPH

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify and apply effective communication techniques to mitigate conflicts in their professional setting.

Buy Jan 2012 Issue
Neutrophilic Dermatoses
by Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD interviewed by Stuart M. Brown, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to review recent approaches in the pathogenesis and treatment of neutrophilic dermatoses.

Oral Lichen Planus
by Bethanee Jean Schlosser, MD, PhD interviewed by Mary C. Martini, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the clinical spectrum of oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid reactions, develop a complete clinical differential, and perform the appropriate diagnostic tests to determine the correct diagnosis.

Leadership and Mentoring
by Mary E. Maloney, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD, MPH

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to enhance the ability to clearly set goals, communicate ideas, and develop listening skills for an engaging and effective mentorship relationship.

Buy Dec 2011 Issue
Smoking and the Skin
by Sergei A. Grando, MD, PhD interviewed by Maurice A. Thew, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify smoking-related skin and mucosal changes and diseases.

Mastering Moles in Pediatric Patients
by Julie V. Schaffer, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to monitor pediatric melanocytic nevi with observation and biopsy when needed.

AAD Psoriasis Guidelines
by Mark Lebwohl, MD interviewed by Stephen P. Stone, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to select appropriate treatments for mild, moderate and severe psoriasis using the recently published AAD psoriasis evidence-based guidelines, which includes best practices.

Buy Nov 2011 Issue
Bed Bugs
by Theodore Rosen, MD interviewed by Stuart M. Brown, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to describe the process of identification, avoidance, and eradication of a bedbug infestation.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
by Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD interviewed by Erik Joseph Stratman, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the essential components of the dermatology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and utilize appropriate resources.

Laser Therapy of Onychomycosis
by Bryan C. Markinson, DPM interviewed by Richard K. Scher, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the benefits and limitations of laser therapy for patients with onychomycosis.

Buy Oct 2011 Issue
Practical Considerations in Contact Dermatitis
by Matthew Zirwas, MD interviewed by Stuart M. Brown, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to implement an empiric management plan for patients with suspected contact dermatitis before they undergo patch testing.

Food Allergy and Dermatitis
by Jon M. Hanifin, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to recognize the availability of the new NIAID food allergy guidelines.

From Stem to Skin: Cutaneous Stem Cells
by Jennifer Y. Lin, MD interviewed by Maurice A. Thew, MD

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to identify the role of stem cells in cutaneous processes including wound healing, hair regeneration, and cancer.