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FRM F162 - Challenges in the Diagnosis & Management of Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D233/234

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Kishwer S. Nehal, MD, FAAD - Handout

Speakers:

  • Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Klaus J. Busam, MD
  • Vicki J. Levine, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Utilize clinical tools in the diagnosis of lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Recognize surgical and histologic pitfalls in the management of lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Evaluate role of nonsurgical treatments

Description:
The diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna melanoma in the head and neck region presents multiple challenges due to variable natural history and clinical presentation, location in a cosmetically and functionally sensitive area, and unpredictable subclinical extension beyond recommended excision margins. The goal of this session is to illustrate the multiple challenges and present a comprehensive management approach including: 1) clinical assessment tools; 2) excision techniques and corresponding tissue grossing methods; 3) histologic evaluation of surgical margins and associated pitfalls; and 4) role of nonsurgical alternatives.

Schedule:

Tuesday, March 05
3:30 PMClinical exam and diagnostic tools / Dr. Stein
3:55 PMChallenges in the surgical management / Dr. Nehal
4:15 PMPathology of LM / Dr. Busam
4:40 PMRadiotherapy for the treatment of Lentigo Maligna / Dr. Brownell
5:00 PMImiquimod treatment / Dr. Levine
5:15 PMQ&A / All faculty