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Session Information

FOC U029 - Teledermatology as a Tool to Educate Primary Providers

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room B121/122

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Nicholas Compton, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize role of teledermatology to meet increased demand for dermatology
  • Identify teledermatology as an educational tool for primary care providers

The demand for dermatology care is rising and dermatologists are unlikely to be able to meet this demand alone. Primary care providers provide much of the dermatology care in our country, yet often describe their understanding and comfort with dermatologic issues as low. Teledermatology allows excellent dermatology consultation to be provided at a distance. This method of delivering care has also been shown to improve primary provider diagnostic acumen. Teledermatology can be an effective tool to help our specialty meet the increasing demand for dermatology care.