Excellence in Dermatology™
Excellence in Dermatologic Surgery™
Excellence in Medical Dermatology™
Excellence in Dermatopathology™

Return to program book search

Session Information

FOC U079 - Equality in Melanoma Care: Obstacles and Solutions

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room B210/211

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Shasa Hu, MD, FAAD

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

  • Identify current disparities in melanoma prevention and diagnosis in the US
  • Recognize challenges and barriers to melanoma prevention among minorities, especially among Hispanics
  • Develop strategies to optimize melanoma care

Delayed melanoma diagnosis with worse survival rates among Hispanics is an increasingly important cancer control problem as melanoma rate has risen steadily among Hispanics and the Hispanic population rapidly expands in the US. To effectively address the new melanoma epidemic among Hispanics and improve melanoma care in other disparate populations, we will identify shortcomings in the primary and secondary prevention of melanoma, considering the impact of gender, socioeconomic status, socio-cultural beliefs and health care access on melanoma outcome. We will also discuss strategies to overcome barriers within the context of aforementioned framework.