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FRM F162 - Surgical Cases We Wish We Could Do Over

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 607

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: David E. Kent, MD, FAAD

  • Richard Gary Bennett, MD, FAAD
  • Armand B. Cognetta, Jr., MD, FAAD
  • Matthew John Mahlberg, MD, FAAD
  • J. Ramsey Mellette, Jr., MD, FAAD
  • Mark G. Rubin, MD, FAAD

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

  • Review dermatologic surgical cases that resulted in a medical misadventure or adverse event.
  • Perform a root cause analysis for adverse events that occur in a practice.
  • Critically analyze cases with less than favorable outcomes in hopes of preventing future issues.

A "mulligan," simply put is a "do-over" of a golf shot typically from a tee that doesn't count in one's final tally of strokes. In dermatologic surgery, it would be wonderful to call for a "mulligan" or "do-over" when a misadventure occurs. Magically, all better. Unfortunately, "do-overs" do not exist. We will present dermatologic surgical cases and scenarios representing different procedures, excisional and aesthetic, that resulted in a misadventure or adverse event; go through a root cause analysis of what didn't go as planned; and if we had a surgical "do-over, what would we have done differently.


Tuesday, March 25
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Kent
3:35 PMDermatologic Surgical Case I Wish I Could Do Over / Dr. Bennett
3:50 PMClues to a Cosmetic Consultation / Dr. Rubin
4:05 PMA Dermatologic Surgical Case I Wish I Could Do Over / Dr. Mellette
4:17 PMA Dermatologic Surgical Case I Wish I Could Do Over / Dr. Cognetta
4:30 PMA Dermatologic Surgical Case I Wish I Could Do Over / Dr. Mahlberg
4:40 PMA Dermatologic Surgical Mulligan for The Non-Golfer / Dr. Kent