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FRM F084 - Next Generation Dermatology: Your Office in 2020

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D233/234

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, FAAD


  • Keith Flaherty, MD - Handout
  • David C. Judge, MD
  • Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD, FAAD
  • Sandy Sharon Tsao, MD, FAAD

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

  • Describe the impact of recent scientific discoveries on dermatologic disease prediction and therapeutic choice
  • Evaluate the wave of new skin-based devices that will refine diagnostic and procedural precision
  • Manage patients more efficiently and more effectively using vanguard smart systems in the office.

Practice and knowledge gaps are born within the vacuum that is created by science and technology as it outpaces clinical medicine. Ten years ago, molecular markers, designer drugs, real-time imaging and electronic medical records were merely ideas in laboratories. Ten years from now, “NextGen” dermatologists will likely face a new technologically foreign terrain. How will “laboratories-on-a-chip” help you diagnosis skin disease? How will you leverage “living pathology” through point-of-care devices? How will automation and smart systems re-tool/rebuild your office? How will new procedural instrumentation and therapeutic targets enhance “precision” medicine? Come and explore your practice in the year 2020.


Sunday, March 03
1:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Tsao
1:05 PMHow "Smart" is your office? / Dr. Judge
1:25 PMWhat laboratory tests will you order? / Dr. Tsao
1:45 PMWhat procedures will you perform? / Dr. Tsao
2:05 PMWhat cancer therapies will you use? / Dr. Flaherty
2:25 PMWhat bedside diagnostic instrument(s) will you own? / Dr. Marghoob
2:45 PMDiscussion and Questions / All faculty