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FOC U020 - Treatment and Prevention of Actinic Keratoses and Other Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3C

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Linda Susan Marcus, MD, FAAD

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

  • Discuss various modalities and their appropriateness in the treatment of actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancers.
  • Discuss pathogenesis and its relationship to therapy and combination regimes.
  • Discuss prevention of actinic keratoses and non-melanoma skin cancers and new horizons in their treatment and prevention.

The importance of actinic keratosis as the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer and treatment will be discussed. Pathogenesis and etiology will be reviewed. There will be an overview of the current treatment modalities for actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancers including topical therapies, photodynamic therapy, curettage, shaving, excision, cryosurgery, radiation, and oral indications. New experimental regimens and combination therapy as well as preventive measures will be included. The topic will evolve due to the aging population and continued social trends that have increased sun exposure. Audience participation is encouraged.