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Session Information

SYM S014 - Melanoma Update

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom 1

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

Speakers:
  • Clara N. Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD - Handout
  • Pedram Gerami, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, FAAD - Handout
  • Douglas Grossman, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Susan M. Swetter, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • John Vetto, MD - Handout
  • Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize state-of-the-art methods for prevention and diagnosis of melanoma, including new technologies being developed for early detection, new sunscreen technologies and up-and-coming chemoprevention agents for melanoma.
  • Determine if their practice is in compliance with national, legal, and quality standards of care for melanoma.
  • Examine the important opportunities available to enhance melanoma care through participation in multidisciplinary teams and appropriate referral to surgical and medical oncology.

Description:
Recent progress in melanoma prevention, detection, and treatment has been remarkable. Along with new methods, technologies, and therapies comes the need for multidisciplinary expertise and evidence-based guidelines. Dermatologists are challenged to identify melanomas and provide up-to-date, valid information on sunscreens and prevention strategies. Simultaneously, dermatologists are frequently diagnosing melanoma and must refer appropriately to surgical and medical oncology. This symposium brings together a world-renowned faculty to present cutting-edge prevention, detection, and treatment strategies, and technologies to enhance our capacities for care. These advances will be explored in the context of current national standards of practice and a multidisciplinary approach.

Schedule:

Friday, March 21
2:15 PMTechnology & prevention: Smart phones, imaging devices and more / Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski
2:30 PMSunscreen Update / Dr. Rigel
2:45 PMChemoprevention agents: Which are the most promising? / Dr. Grossman
3:00 PMA brave new world of molecular pathology: What do these tests mean for the practicing dermatologist? / Dr. Gerami
3:15 PMQuestions & Answers: When does cutting-edge become state-of-the-art? / All faculty
3:30 PMAdherence to National Melanoma Guidelines: Closing the Practice Gap / Dr. Swetter
3:45 PMLegal Considerations / Dr. Goldberg
4:00 PMQuality Indicators in Melanoma: The Data / Dr. Wisco
4:15 PMQuestion & Answers: What Constitutes Standard of Care for Melanoma? / All faculty
4:30 PMWorking with Your Surgical Oncologist / Dr. Vetto
4:45 PMTargets and therapies: Beyond BRAF / Dr. Tsao
4:55 PMQuestions & Answers: How does a multidisciplinary team enhance melanoma care? / All faculty