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Session Information

SYM S027 - Surgical Pearls

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom 4

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Valencia D. Thomas, MD, FAAD

  • Abdel Kader El Tal, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Timothy James Hansen, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Eva A. Hurst, MD, FAAD
  • Deborah MacFarlane, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Michael R. Migden, MD, FAAD
  • Blanca E. Ochoa, MD, FAAD
  • Jeanette Marie Pitts, MD, FAAD
  • Ronald P. Rapini, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Ikue Shimizu, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Sirunya Silapunt, MD, FAAD
  • Zeina S. Tannous, MD, FAAD

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

  • Analyze common surgical challenges and develop an effective set of interventions.
  • Predict, avoid and treat negative surgical outcomes.
  • Improve surgical outcomes using the surgical pearls provided by the speakers.

This session provides an opportunity to gain surgical pearls from leaders in procedural dermatology. These pearls represent practical advice that has been gleaned from clinical practice. Perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative issues will be discussed with the goals of improving patient outcomes and minimizing complications.


Saturday, March 22
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Thomas
2:05 PMGeneral Pearls / Dr. Rapini
2:20 PMPerioperative Assessment and Anesthesia / Dr. El Tal
2:35 PMWound Edge Reconciliation: Luge Debeveling and other Apposition Refinement / Dr. Migden
2:50 PMSticky Business: Applications of Cyanoacrylate Glue / Dr. Shimizu
3:05 PMTips for Successful FTSGs / Dr. MacFarlane
3:20 PMPractical Surgery / Dr. Hurst
3:35 PMQuestions / Dr. Rapini, Dr. Migden, Dr. MacFarlane, Dr. Shimizu, Dr. Hurst, and Dr. El Tal
3:40 PMPostoperative Management and Wound Care / Dr. Pitts
3:50 PMManaging Scars / Dr. Ochoa
4:05 PMLasers / Dr. Tannous
4:20 PMSclerotherapy / Dr. Silapunt
4:35 PMCorrecting Suboptimal Results / Dr. Thomas and Dr. Hansen
4:50 PMQuestions / Dr. Thomas, Dr. Tannous, Dr. Silapunt, Dr. Ochoa, and Dr. Hansen