Derm Exam Prep Course

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Review and self-assess with the Derm Exam Prep Course

Whether you're studying for re-certification or looking to stay up-to-date, the Derm Exam Prep Course is a perfect refresher to examine images and clinical cases not seen in everyday practice.  Our expert faculty will guide you through over 200 clinical diagnoses and cases designed to cover the breadth of dermatology.

Registration is now open!


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Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • Review questions and diagnoses selected from the ABD study guides.
  • Benchmark your knowledge through interactive sessions led by expert faculty.
  • Examine images and clinical cases to reveal learning opportunities.
  • Tailor your learning experience with subspecialty breakouts in:
  • Medical dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Surgical dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Looking for self-assessment? In just 3 days, you can earn 210 self-assessment credits, fulfilling the MOC self-assessment requirement for 3 years!


Explore this course

  • Course information

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this course, the learner should be able to:

    1. Diagnose general dermatologic conditions and diseases within the American Board of Dermatology standards for competency.
    2. Identify dermatologic diseases and conditions based on case vignettes and images.
    3. Self-assess current knowledge and reflect on their clinical practice as stimulated by the dermatologic images, anonymous benchmarking feedback, and discussion at the course.
    4. Self-identify content areas for additional study in preparation for the examination.
    5. Describe the four components of Maintenance of Certification.

    Target audience

    The primary target audiences for this course are dermatologists preparing for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination being conducted by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). 

    Secondary audiences include dermatologists wishing to benchmark their medical knowledge in general dermatology and/or the subspecialties of dermatopathology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and medical dermatology against competence standards as determined by the American Board of Dermatology.

    *The American Academy of Dermatology is not involved in the selection of test questions included in the ABD MOC examination or in determining the criteria that constitutes a passing grade. Participation in this course does not guarantee a passing grade for the MOC examination. 

    CME accreditation

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    AMA Credit Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    AAD Recognized Credit
    This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 17.5 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award. 
     
    MOC Component 2 Points
    Attendees who are enrolled in MOC can claim 210 self-assessment credits for participating in the General Dermatology review sessions on Saturday and Sunday!  Please note: In order to “meet MOC requirements”, diplomates need to complete 100 self-assessment credits in Years 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 of the 10-year cycle, for a total of 300 credits in the 10-year cycle.  The additional credits earned from completing the activity may not be carried over to later periods within the 10-year cycle.
     

    Disclaimer

    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management, and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
     

    Exam questions

    If you have questions regarding the exam requirements or the MOC program, contact the ABD at www.abderm.org.


    Questions?

    For more information contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at:
    Phone: (866) 503-SKIN (7546)  Email:  MRC@aad.org

  • Schedule and faculty

    Schedule and faculty

    Friday, November 17

    Time Event
    12:00 p.m. Registration
    1:00 p.m.
    Subspecialty module review: Concurrent sessions (Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, or dermatopathology)
    Break from 3:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    4:30 p.m.
    Adjourn - Dinner on your own
    6:30 p.m.
    Repeat of subspecialty module review: Concurrent sessions
    (Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, or dermatopathology)
    Break from 8:35 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
    10:00 p.m.
    Adjourn


    Subspecialty module sessions

    Please note: Each subspecialty module is repeated (same material covered) and are available in the afternoon or evening. We encourage you to register for the module that you will be testing in. Registration for one module is required; a second module is optional.

    Space for each module is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Total number of CME credits available for the course (17.5) is contingent on attending both breakout sessions. If you attend only one breakout, you are eligible to claim a total of 14.5 CME credits.

    Saturday, November 18

    Time Event
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Continental breakfast
    General dermatology review - Clinical images
    8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Maintenance of Certification/ABD exam structure discussion - Dr. Burkemper
    8:50 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
    Content review Faculty 1 - Dr. Jen
    9:40 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
    Content review Faculty 2 - Dr. Hurley
    10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
    Break
    10:40 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Content review Faculty 3 - Dr. Tom
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Content review Faculty 4 - Dr. Maher
    12:15 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Q & A
    12:25 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch
    1:20 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Content review Faculty 5 - Dr. Mann
    2:10 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Content review Faculty 6 - Dr. Carr
    2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Break
    3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Content review Faculty 7 - Dr. Diaz
    4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Content review Faculty 8 - Dr. Halverstam
    4:45 p.m.
    Director wrap-up
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn

    Sunday, November 19

    Time Event
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Continental breakfast
    General dermatology content review - clinical images
    8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Content review Faculty 9 - Dr. Tarbox
    8:50 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
    Content review Faculty 10 - Dr. Mesinkovska
    9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Break
    9:50 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Content review Faculty 11 - Dr. Newman
    10:40 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Content review Faculty 12 - Dr. Anadkat
    11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
    Adjourn

    *The American Academy of Dermatology is not involved in the selection of test questions included in the ABD MOC examination or in determining the criteria that constitutes a passing grade. Participation in this course does not guarantee a passing grade for the MOC examination.

    invited Faculty

    Course director Nicole Burkemper, MD, FAAD
     
    Co-Director Michelle Tarbox, MD, FAAD
       
    Invited faculty:
    Medical dermatology Milan Anadkat, MD, FAAD
    Caroline Halverstam, MD, FAAD
    Catherine Newman, MD, FAAD
       
    Pediatric dermatology Melinda Jen, MD, FAAD
    Lucia Diaz, MD, FAAD
    Wynnis Tom, MD, FAAD
       
    Surgical dermatology David Carr, MD, FAAD
    Ian Maher, MD, FAAD
    Margaret Mann, MD, FAAD
       
    Dermatopathology M. Yadira Hurley, MD, FAAD
    Michelle Tarbox, MD, FAAD
    Natasha A. Mesinkovska, MD, PhD, FAAD

    Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)

    It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in a CME-certified activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child) have with any commercial interest(s).  “Relevant financial relationships”[1] include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest[2]. Typically, such relationships would be with companies that sell health care products or services that are consumed by or used in the treatment of patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in CME-certified educational activities by individuals with a relevant financial relationship with commercial interest(s), but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether or not said relationship(s) influenced the content of the educational activity.

    Planner and faculty disclosure information will be communicated to learners in the syllabus distributed on-site at the registration desk.

    Resolution of conflicts of interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

    [1] Relevant Financial Relationships: The ACCME defines ‟relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Source: www.accme.org.

    [2] Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in “conflict‟ with the interests of the public. Source: www.accme.org.


    Questions?

    For more information contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at:
    Phone: (866) 503-SKIN (7546)  Email:  MRC@aad.org
  • Registration
    Register here

    Advance registration closes Oct. 27, 2017. On-site registration is not guaranteed. 

    Registration fees

    Members: Prior to Oct. 27, 2017: $795; on-site: $895
    Non-members: Prior to Oct. 27, 2017: $995; on-site: $1,095

    Cancellation policies

    Registration cancellation must be via email to AAD registration office at registration@aad.org by Oct. 20, 2017. A $50 processing fee will apply for all cancellations.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date and time.

    Learners who register prior to Oct. 20, 2017, but do not attend the course, will still receive course materials.

    Learners must be in attendance to be awarded CME credit.

    Persons with disabilities

    The American Academy of Dermatology provides services for persons with disabilities. If special arrangements are required for you to attend this course, please notify the Academy’s Meetings Department at registration@aad.org.


    Friday Breakout Sessions – What you need to know

    How many breakouts should I attend?
    Registration for one subspecialty is required. We encourage you to register for the subspecialty that you will be testing in. A second subspecialty is optional. You can choose to attend the same subspecialty twice (the content is repeated), or select another subspecialty.

    What if I only attend one breakout session?
    If you prefer to attend only one breakout session, you can choose between the afternoon breakout from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or the evening breakout from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to earn up to a total of 14.5 CME credits for the course.

    What if I attend two breakout sessions?
    If you prefer to attend two breakout sessions, you can choose to attend the same subspecialty twice (the content is repeated), or select another subspecialty to attend. You will attend the first subspecialty breakout from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and the second from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to earn up to a total of 17.5 CME credits for the course.

    Why are two breakout sessions offered?
    Two subspecialty breakouts are offered to give attendees flexibility. The repeating breakouts accommodate attendees with varying travel plans, CME credit needs, learning habits, and course goals.


    Questions?

    For more information contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at: Phone: (866) 503-SKIN (7546)  Email:  MRC@aad.org
  • Housing and travel

    Housing

    Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
    1111 N. 7th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Room reservations: (800) 947-9784
    Main: (602) 866-7500

    Room rate is $170 per night plus taxes (currently 12.57%). This rate is good until Oct. 19, 2017 or until the AAD block is sold out, whichever comes first.

    Click here to book online at the contracted rate!

    A cancellation less than 72 hours (PT) prior to the arrival will result in a charge equal to one night's room and tax. Early departures and no-shows will result in the same charge and consequences. Please make sure to obtain a cancellation confirmation number.


    Travel

    When making travel arrangements to attend the Derm Exam Prep Course, if you would like to earn 17.5 CME credits, you will need to attend both Friday breakout sessions, the first one begins at 1:00 p.m.

    Friday Breakout Sessions – What you need to know

    How many breakouts should I attend?
    Registration for one subspecialty is required. We encourage you to register for the subspecialty that you will be testing in. A second subspecialty is optional. You can choose to attend the same subspecialty twice (the content is repeated), or select another subspecialty.

    What if I only attend one breakout session?
    If you prefer to attend only one breakout session, you can choose between the afternoon breakout from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or the evening breakout from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to earn up to a total of 14.5 CME credits for the course.

    What if I attend two breakout sessions?
    If you prefer to attend two breakout sessions, you can choose to attend the same subspecialty twice (the content is repeated), or select another subspecialty to attend. You will attend the first subspecialty breakout from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and the second from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to earn up to a total of 17.5 CME credits for the course.

    Why are two breakout sessions offered?
    Two subspecialty breakouts are offered to give attendees flexibility. The repeating breakouts accommodate attendees with varying travel plans, CME credit needs, learning habits, and course goals.


    Questions?

    For more information contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at:
    Phone: (866) 503-SKIN (7546)  Email:  MRC@aad.org