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

Return to program book search

Session Information

SYM S017 - Key Surgical Principles We All Should Know

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 108/110/112

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, FAAD

  • Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Christine Elizabeth Cabell, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Todd Cartee, MD, FAAD
  • Mary F. Farley, MD, FAAD
  • Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, FAAD
  • Lorraine L. Rosamilia, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mark A. Russell, MD, FAAD
  • Christie Travelute, MD, FAAD
  • Allison Therese Vidimos, MD, RPh, FAAD

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

  • Identify key anatomical landmarks and danger zones to minimize risk to underlying structures.
  • Apply specific surgical approaches when working on hands, feet, ears, and the nose.
  • Utilize key design and execution techniques to perform skin grafts and flaps.

This symposium will address key surgical principles that apply to cutaneous procedures. Concepts that are critical to beginning surgeons as well as those with more experience will be covered. Surgical approaches for procedures in specific anatomic areas, important concepts in cosmetic surgery, and key tips for executing skin grafts and flaps will be presented.


Saturday, March 22
9:00 AMWelcome and Introduction / Dr. Billingsley
9:05 AMSurgical Anatomy: Know Where You Go! /
9:20 AMSpecial Cases for Special Faces: Co-morbidity Consideration in Pre-operative Evaluation / Dr. Rosamilia
9:35 AMTips and Tricks for Painless Surgery / Dr. Kirby
9:50 AMAnti-infectives in Dermatologic Surgery: What to Choose and How to Use / Dr. Rosamilia
10:05 AMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Ammirati, Dr. Rosamilia, and Dr. Kirby
10:10 AMSuturing Techniques: The Basics and Beyond! / Dr. Cabell
10:25 AMSurgery on the Nose and Ears: Key Principles / Dr. Russell
10:40 AMSurgery on the Hands and Feet: Key Principles / Dr. Farley
10:55 AMQuestions and Answers / Dr. Cabell, Dr. Russell, and Dr. Farley
11:00 AMFlap Principles 101 / Dr. Vidimos
11:15 AMTips and Tricks for Successful Skin Grafts / Dr. Cartee
11:30 AMClever Tips for the Cosmetic Clinic / Dr. Cabell
11:45 AMSimple Solutions to Surgical Complications / Dr. Arron