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FRM F111 - Practice Gaps in Dermatology: Are We Doing What the Evidence Tells Us We Should? Tips for Your Practice

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Erik Joseph Stratman, MD, FAAD


  • John G. Albertini, MD, FAAD
  • Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD

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

  • Compare your current practice reality to the ideal patient care practices suggested by recent literature in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and procedural dermatology
  • Identify barriers to turn your current practice reality into ideal patient care in these specific practice gap examples
  • Plan strategies to overcome your specific barriers to narrowing your patient care practice gaps

Practice gaps in dermatology are the differences between actual and ideal knowledge, competence, performance and/or patient outcomes. Practice gaps are improvable through dermatologist education, through challenging established practices or belief systems, or through changing systems outside of the immediate control of the dermatologist. In this session, we will identify practice gaps in dermatology literature, poll the audience to determine the relevance of the gap in the audience's practices, discuss ways to narrow the gap, and when relevant, identify barriers to change. Topics include skin cancer prevention and management, disease comorbidities, and therapy monitoring.


Monday, March 04
1:00 PMIntroduction to Practice Gaps / Dr. Stratman
1:10 PMPractice Gaps in Medical Dermatology: Psoriasis and Skin Cancer / Dr. Kirsner
1:40 PMPractice Gaps in Medical Dermatology: Acne and Complex Medications / Dr. Shinkai
2:10 PMPractice Gaps in Surgical Dermatology / Dr. Albertini
2:40 PMVarious Other Practice Gaps in Dermatology / Dr. Stratman