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Evaluation of Hair Loss
Identify the elements of a review of systems to evaluate alopecia.
Hair and Scalp Dermoscopy
the appropriate role of utilizing a dermatoscope in diagnosing the type of
Alopecia in Women
Identify strategies for
accurately diagnosing alopecia (a full inquiry of pattern of hair loss,
medication conditions, family history, as well as physical examination and
|Buy Sep 2014 Issue|
Evaluation of Hair Loss
|Buy Aug 2014 Issue|
Cutaneous Lupus and Dermatomyositis Management
triggers that contribute to cutaneous aspects of lupus and
- Educate patients
about triggers that contribute to cutaneous lupus and dermatomyositis and
List the recommended tests needed to identify which organ systems are
involved in patients with sarcoidosis.
Sclerosing Skin Conditions
the clinical, histological, and laboratory characteristics of sclerosing skin
|Buy Jul 2014 Issue|
Dermatologic Care for Immigrants and Refugees
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
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
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
List the underlying conditions associated with connective tissue diseases including dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and morphea.
Onychomycosis and Nail Psoriasis
Consider utilizing diagnostic testing for onychomycosis and nail psoriasis.
The Rise of Dermatology Hospitalists
Identify benefits of serving as a hospitalist.
|Buy May 2014 Issue|
Early Diagnosis of Melanoma
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
Advise patients on how to use sunscreen and identify which types of sunscreens reduce the risk of melanoma.
New Therapies for Advanced Melanoma
Identify the benefits and risks of new therapeutics available to treat advanced melanoma.
|Buy Apr 2014 Issue|
Acne and Rosacea – We Can Do Better
Describe a combination therapy approach in treating the various stages of acne.
Cutaneous Infections and Skin Care
Describe strategies to develop treatment plans that avoid the use of antibiotics
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Depositional Diseases
Describe cutaneous manifestations of mucinosis, amyloidosis, endocrinological disease, and diabetes.
|Buy Mar 2014 Issue|
Complications in Decorative Tattoos
Identify complications associated with decorative tattoos including: bacterial infections, staph infections, irritant reactions, and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections.
Identify ergonomic modifications for the office which can decrease repetitive stress injuries.
Skin Manifestations of HIV
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
Identify communication strategies to refer psychocutaneous patients to a mental healthcare professional.
Cosmetic Strategies: Erythema, Pigmentation, and Wrinkles
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
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
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
Identify factors involved in the classification high and low risk squamous cell carcinomas.
|Buy Dec 2013 Issue|
Cutaneous Issues in Pediatric Oncology
Recognized the signs of malignant lesions in pediatric patients.
Evaluating Quality of Life
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
Delineate the benefits of performing routine full body skin cancer screenings
|Buy Nov 2013 Issue|
Self-Awareness: Key to Effective Leadership
Recognize the role self-awareness plays in becoming an effective leader.
List assessment tools available to assess one’s own communication and management style.
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.
Identify strategies and tools, such as situation behavior impact, to effectively resolve conflict with staff and patients.
|Buy Nov 2013 Issue|
Aspects of Beauty
Describe the principles of symmetry and the golden ratio with regards to aspects of beauty.
Obsession with Perfection: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Identify characteristics of body dysmorphia and the appropriate steps to refer the patient to a healthcare professional.
Vulvar Disease: What Do We Know
Describe methods to incorporate questions about vulvar conditions in dermatologic screenings.
|Buy Oct 2013 Issue|
Diagnosing Neuropathies with the Skin Biopsy
Identify indications/contraindications for the use of skin biopsies in the diagnosis of neuropathies.
Medical Therapeutics in Acne
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
Describe methods to detect, diagnose, and manage skin cancer in organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy.
|Buy Sep 2013 Issue|
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
Identify preventive measures to avoid cutaneous reactions to chemotherapy.
Enhancing Observational Skills
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
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
Identify negative perceptions of dermatology as a specialty and discuss strategies for counteracting these perceptions.
Technology Working For You
Recognize the best mobile applications that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions.
|Buy Jul 2013 Issue|
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
Delineate the causes of Merkel cell carcinoma and methods of diagnosis, tracking, and treatment.
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
Recognize clinical manifestations of human papillomaviruses and the available therapies and preventions of human papillomaviruses.
Social Media and Managing Your Online Reputation
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
Identify the appropriate population and risk factors when treating patients with radiotherapy.
|Buy May 2013 Issue|
New Thoughts on Melanoma Histology
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?
Recognize treatment options for BRAF mutation positive tumors.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Identify strategies to treat actinic keratoses as a mechanism to prevent skin cancer.
|Buy Apr 2013 Issue|
Unbalanced Life of a Physician
Recognize sources of stress in their work environment and develop a plan to manage daily stressors.
Cosmeceuticals and Skin of Color
Recognize the uses and side effects of hydroquinone towards pigmentation treatment.
Warts Part 1
Identify and select appropriate treatment for various types of warts, including, human papillomavirus, verruca vulgaris, plantar warts, and genital warts.
|Buy Mar 2013 Issue|
Recognize the benefits and drawbacks associated with the variety of treatment options for actinic keratoses.
Recognize photodynamic therapy options for the control of actinic keratoses, and applications to other lesions and dermatoses.
Identify methods to accurately distinguish neurofibromatosis, a common genetic disorder, from other conditions, and identify appropriate management options.
|Buy Feb 2013 Issue|
Differentiate between the clinical subsets of morphea and identify appropriate first-line therapy.
Clinical Mimickers in Pediatric Dermatology
Differentiate dermatologic conditions with similar presentations in the pediatric patient.
Describe indications for the use of treatment options for patients with keratoacanthoma.
|Buy Jan 2013 Issue|
Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers
Develop an appropriate treatment/management plan for leg ulcers caused by Venous Insufficiency.
List the cause of cutaneous granulomas.
Fungal Infections In The Hospitalized Patient
Use morphology as a guide to diagnosing fungal infections in patients.
|Buy Dec 2012 Issue|
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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.
Identify vaccinations that are safe for immunosuppressed patients to avoid risk of infection.
Vaccines (Part 2)
Identify the patient population that would most benefit from the herpes zoster vaccine and offer vaccination
|Buy Nov 2012 Issue|
Vaccines (Part I)
List the strains of human papillomavirus that are protected by the quadrivalent HPV vaccine.
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Manage patients that present with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, including screening for exacerbating medications such as thiazides and calcium-channel blockers.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Recognize variations in presentation of sexually transmitted diseases, such as chancroid and syphilis.
|Buy Oct 2012 Issue|
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
Restate examples of medical errors in dermatologic practice.
Develop systematic strategies, such as checklists to reduce medical errors in dermatologic practice.
Pediatric Drug Eruptions
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
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
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
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|
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to list key plant allergens and advise patients on plant allergen avoidance.
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
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
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
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
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|
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
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
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
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to delineate appropriate strategies for diagnosing patients with “red face.”
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
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
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
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
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|
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.
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
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
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
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.
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|
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
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
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
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
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
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|
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)
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
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
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
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
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.