Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS) Subspecialty Certification Exam Prep Course
September 11-12, 2021
Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio Las Vegas
Prepare for the American Board of Dermatology’s new subspecialty certification exam in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS) with the AAD’s dermatology surgery review course. Join us in-person in Las Vegas, Nevada or attend virtually and live stream the session September 11-12.
Explore the course
This will be a question and explanation-based course covering the subjects outlined in the American Board of Dermatology’s (ABD) MDS Exam Study Guide and is based on the expected knowledge and skills obtained through fellowship training in micrographic dermatologic surgery. Attendees will be able to answer the questions using Audience Response, benchmark against their peers and self-identify areas for additional study prior to the exam.
While the content is based on the ABD’s Study guide, the questions are developed by course faculty and not the ABD.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:
Describe the concepts surrounding tissue and slide preparation and slide interpretation.
Identify various repair types and understand the overarching concepts of wound healing.
List the staging systems for common cutaneous malignancies as well as the indications for adjunctive diagnostic tests and therapy.
Discuss eligibility requirements and structure of the MDS Subspecialty Certification Exam.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time Session Faculty Registration & badge pick-up Review of exam structure, eligibility, and content areas 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Anatomy Jeremy Etzkorn, MD, FAAD 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Obtaining and processing Mohs slides Mariah Brown, MD, FAAD 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Mohs slide interpretation David Carr, MD, FAAD 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Q&A Drs. Etzkorn, Brown, and Carr 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Melanoma staging, management, and immunostaining Jeremy Etzkorn, MD, FAAD 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Chemotherapeutics and radiation therapy Addison Demer, MD, FAAD 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Staging and management for cSCC David Carr, MD, FAAD 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Q&A Drs. Etzkorn, Carr, and Demer
Please note, light refreshments will be available at the start of the course. Lunch will not be provided.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time Session Faculty Continental breakfast Coding, lab regulation, and compliance 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Pre- and peri-op care Addison Demer, MD, FAAD 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Flaps and grafts Ian Maher, MD, FAAD 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Complications Mariah Brown, MD, FAAD 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Q&A Drs. Maher, Demer, and Brown
Ian A. Maher, MD, FAAD
Professor, Director of Dermatology, Mohs Fellowship Director
University of Minnesota
Mariah Brown, MD, FAAD
Director of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
University of Colorado
David Carr, MD, MPH, FAAD
Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology, Director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship
The Ohio State University
Addison M. Demer, MD, FAAD
Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and Dermatologic Oncologist
Jeremy R. Etzkorn, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania
Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)
It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in an educational activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest(s) that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child). “Relevant financial relationships”1 include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest2. 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 is located within the syllabus distributed at the course. Faculty have been asked to also make a verbal disclosure at the start of their presentations supplemented by a disclosure slide to verify the accuracy of the disclosure information printed in the syllabus and ensure their disclosure information is shared with the learners PRIOR to the presentation taking place.
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
Registration is open!
Deadline to register for in-person attendance: August 20, 2021
In-person Member fee: $595
In-person Non-Member fee: $695
Deadline to register for virtual attendance: September 3, 2021
Virtual Member fee: $525
Virtual Non-Member fee: $625
Important note: Virtual registrants must be available on September 11 and 12 to partake in the course. Content will not be available on-demand and will need to be viewed live.
On September 8, virtual registrants will receive an email directly from the vendor who is assisting with the virtual component of the meeting. This email will come from email@example.com. Please be sure to look for this email prior to the start of the meeting to ensure you have access to the content when it begins. If you do not see it in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder.
To cancel a registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline date of August 20, 2021. A $100 cancellation fee will apply for all cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date.
Those wishing to switch their registration between live and virtual, and vice versa, will be subject to the $100 cancellation fee. The original registration will be cancelled and the registrant will need to re-register as they would like.
Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Room reservations: (888) 987-6667
Main: (702) 693-8321
Group code: SMDS0921BE
Room rate for the night of Friday, September 10 is $199 per night, plus taxes (currently 13.38%) and on Saturday, September 11, the rate is $249 per night, plus taxes.
When booking both nights you’ll be shown the average rate, which is $224 per night, plus taxes. Both nights have a resort fee of $35 per night, plus taxes. The resort fee includes, high speed internet access (in guest room, public areas, and convention space), access to fitness facility at Bellagio Spa, unlimited local and toll-free calls, and airline boarding passes printed in hotel’s Business Service Center.
This rate is good until August 10, 2021, or until the AAD block is sold out, whichever comes first.
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