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FRM F094 - New Technologies for Early Melanoma Diagnosis

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2B

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, FAAD

  • Pedram Gerami, MD, FAAD

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

  • Describe available and emerging technologies that aid the dermatologist and the dermatopathologist in diagnosing melanoma
  • Describe genetic tests that help to predict biologic behavior of atypical pigmented lesions and melanoma
  • Identify how patients care may be improved, or potentially harmed, through the use of diagnostic tests and devices in the diagnosis and/or management of melanoma

The principles and supporting data behind diagnostic tests and devices that aid in the diagnosis of melanoma and tests that can give information about the biologic behavior of melanoma will be discussed. Appropriate integration of these tests and devices into the care and counseling of the melanoma patient will be reviewed as well. In addition, the panel will discuss how to select which patients are most likely to benefit from these diagnostic aids, as well as the cost and potential negative consequences of their use.


Sunday, March 23
3:30 PMIntroduction: How Good are we at Diagnosing Melanoma? / Dr. Ferris
3:50 PMTools for the Clinician: Improving Melanoma Detection / Dr. Ferris
4:20 PMTools for the Patient: Can we Improve Melanoma Self-Detection? / Dr. Ferris
4:35 PMTools for the Pathologist: Improving Diagnosis in Challenging Cases / Dr. Gerami
4:55 PMBeyond Diagnosis: Tools to Aid in Predicting Melanoma Prognosis / Dr. Gerami
5:15 PMQ&A / All faculty