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Session Information

SYM S031 - Surgical Pearls

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room B217/218

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Sarah B. Weitzul, MD, FAAD


  • Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
  • Fiona Larsen, MD
  • Jennifer MacGregor, MD, FAAD
  • Rajeev Mallipeddi, MD, MBBS
  • Margaret W. Mann, MD, FAAD
  • Saadia T. Raza, MD, FAAD
  • Valencia D. Thomas, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Formulate useful surgical treatment strategies for both routine and challenging circumstances.
  • 2. Select and execute new surgical techniques to optimize functional and cosmetic patient outcomes.
  • 3. Describe methods that can be applied in practice to optimize wound healing and scar formation.

This session is designed to provide attendees with useful techniques and tips to optimize their surgical technique. Speakers will discuss optimizing surgical techniques, dealing with difficult surgical sites and situations, and correcting suboptimal results. Pearls for office efficiency and cosmetic dermatology will also be addressed. The goal is to leave the audience with a number of tricks to ensure ideal cosmetic and functional surgical outcomes.


Sunday, March 03
2:00 PMWelcome and Introduction / Dr. Weitzul
2:05 PMPerfecting the Linear Closure / Dr. Mann
2:25 PMOptimizing the Skin Graft / Dr. Weitzul
2:45 PMPerfecting Flaps - Pearls from Across the Pond / Dr. Mallipeddi
3:05 PMTechnology Pearls for Dermatologic Procedures / Dr. Bhatia
3:25 PMQuestion/Answer / All faculty
3:35 PMTips for Preventing and Managing Surgical Complications / Dr. Raza
3:55 PMPearls for Skin Surgery in the Sun Ravaged Patient / Dr. Larsen
4:15 PMPearls for the "Tweak"- Correcting Suboptimal Results / Dr. Thomas
4:35 PMCosmetic Dermatology Pearls / Dr. MacGregor
4:55 PMQuestion/Answer / All faculty