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Session Information

FRM F149 - Hot Topics in Melanoma

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 704/706

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Rhoda Myra Alani, MD, FAAD

  • Elena B. Hawryluk, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Daniel D. Miller, MD, FAAD
  • Kelly C. Nelson, MD, FAAD
  • Kavitha Reddy, MD, FAAD
  • Thomas Michael Ruenger, MD, PhD
  • Stefan M. Schieke, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Provide sound recommendations to patients concerning melanoma risks associated with indoor tanning using evidence-based medicine
  • 2. Select the best diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions for patients with melanoma
  • 3. Select the best sunscreens for patients at risk for developing melanoma

Melanoma incidence in the US continues to rise despite large-scale media campaigns to promote melanoma awareness and prevention. Recent advances in basic and translational research have allowed for improved methods of melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment, while carefully designed population-based studies have improved our understanding of melanoma risk factors, including UV exposures associated with indoor tanning. Our internationally recognized team of experts will present the most up-to-date information on cutting edge research in melanoma. Participation in this program is expected to improve the clinical management of patients with melanoma and those at high-risk to develop this disease.


Tuesday, March 25
10:00 AMNovel Technologies for Imaging Pigmented Lesions and Melanoma / Dr. Nelson
10:20 AMDiagnostic and Prognostic Markers for Melanoma: What’s on the Horizon / Dr. Miller
10:40 AMSunscreens: An Effective Melanoma Prevention Strategy / Dr. Reddy
11:00 AMMelanoma in the Pediatric Population / Dr. Hawryluk
11:20 AMUpdates on Immunotherapy in Melanoma / Dr. Schieke
11:40 AMUpdates on Targeted Therapies for Melanoma / Dr. Alani