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SYM S006 - Common, Challenging and Controversial Short Topics in Patient Management

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room B121/122

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Michael E. Bigby, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Joerg Albrecht, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Maryam Mandana Asgari, MD, FAAD
  • Anthony R. Cukras, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Evaluate common yet challenging, or controversial, patient-management issues routinely faced by practicing dermatologists.
  • Formulate evidence-based answers to clinically relevant questions encountered in everyday practice.

This session (modeled after the American College of Physicians’ Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind) is designed to provide evidence-based answers to common, challenging, or controversia, patient-management problems. Clinical topics in four different areas are addressed in the session. The topics chosen are heterogeneous and reflect issues commonly seen by practicing dermatologists. There is one moderator and four presenters for each session. Each presenter is asked to address two to four questions that are assigned prior to the meeting. Each presenter has a different set of questions. Answers to questions should be concise and evidence based.


  • Ebell MH, Siwek J, Weiss BD, Woolf SH, Susman J, Ewigman B, Bowman M. Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2004 Jan-Feb;17(1):59-67. PubMed PMID: 15014055.


Friday, March 01
9:00 AMSurgical Margins For Melanoma In-Situ and Re-Excision of Atypical Nevi / Dr. Asgari
9:30 AMThe Roadblocks, Risks and Benefits of Incorporating Digital Photographs in Clinical Practice; and Are There Benefits to Adding Total Body Photography, Digital Dermatoscopy or Diagnostic Device? / Dr. Cukras
10:00 AMWhich Biologic Agent to Choose for Patients With Psoriasis; and What to Tell Patients About the Risks of Infection, Malignancy and MACE Prior to Starting Treatment / Dr. Lebwohl
10:30 AMWhat Can Be Done to Improve the Care of Patients Receiving Glucocorticoids or Immunosuppressive Agents? / Dr. Albrecht
11:00 AMManagement of Severe Atopic Dermatitis: What Works and at What Costs? / Dr. Bigby
11:30 AMQuestions and Discussion / All faculty