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FOC U014 - Treatment and Prevention of Actinic Keratoses and other Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Linda Susan Marcus, MD, FAAD

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

  • Discuss various modalities and their appropriateness in the treatment of actinic keratoses and non-melanotic skin cancers.
  • Discuss pathogenesis and its relationships to therapy and combination regimes.
  • Discuss the prevention of actinic keratoses and non-melanoma skin cancers and new horizons in treatment and prevention.

The importance of actinic keratoses as the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer and treatment will be discussed. Pathogenesis and etiology will be reviewed. There will be an overview of the current treatment modalities for actinic keratosis and non-melanotic skin cancers including topical therapies, photodynamic therapy, curettage, shaving, excision, cryosurgery, and radiation. Newer experimental regimens and combination therapy, as well as preventive measures will be included. The topic will evolve due to the aging population and continued social trends that have increased sun exposure. Audience participation is encouraged.