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Session Information

FRM F111 - Understanding Quality of Life in Dermatologic Surgery and Beyond

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Erica Lee, MD, FAAD

  • Suephy C. Chen, MD, FAAD
  • Eleni Linos, MD, PhD
  • Anthony Rossi, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Define terminology related to outcomes research and quality of life (QoL)
  • 2. Summarize the development and validation process of a QoL instrument
  • 3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of QoL instruments used in dermatologic surgery

Outcomes research is taking on a greater role in our health care system as a means to measure patient satisfaction and demonstrate the utility of treatments. In dermatologic surgery where morbidity and mortality rates are generally low, the impact of treatment on the patient’s quality of life (QoL) is more applicable. In this session we will review QoL terminology and discuss the development and validation process of a QoL instrument. We will also review the strengths and weaknesses of existing instruments and guide the clinician on choosing a QoL instrument for their practice or intended study.


Monday, March 24
10:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Lee
10:05 AMPatients and skin cancer / Dr. Linos
10:35 AMWhat is quality of life and choosing an instrument / Dr. Chen
11:05 AMQuality of life instruments for skin cancer patients / Dr. Rossi
11:35 AMQualitative assessment of health concerns of skin cancer patients / Dr. Lee