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W001 - Hands-on: Wound Closures

Monday, February 19; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize anatomic considerations of wound closures on the head and neck to optimize outcomes and avoid complications
  • Describe design and execution pearls and pitfalls for linear closures and advancement, rotation, and transposition flaps
  • Perform complex linear repairs and the various types of local flap closures depending on participant skill

Description

This session is geared toward beginner and intermediate levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of wound closure techniques, with faculty engaged in teaching at each table. Relevant anatomy and the fundamentals of wound closures will be discussed in brief didactic format. Complex layered linear repairs and local flaps including all types of advancement, rotation, and transposition flaps will be reviewed. Participants will then have opportunity for realistic hands-on practice with cadaveric arms and artificial heads. Anatomic considerations, suture technique pearls, and safe techniques for optimizing outcome and minimizing complications will be emphasized. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.

Disclosures

  • Arron, Sarah T., MD, PhD: Amyris, Inc. – C(Fees); DUSA Pharmaceuticals – I(S); Eli Lilly and Company – I(S); Genentech, Inc. – E(S), I(S); Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. – I(S); LEO Pharma, US – I(S); Menlo Therapeutics – I(S); Pfizer Inc. – I(S); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – I(S); Zebra Medical Technologies – C(Fees);
  • Chow, Conroy, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Council, Martha Laurin, MD: MDoutlook – C(H); Medline Industries, Inc. – C(H);
  • Dietert, Jessica Bearden, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Hurst, Eva A., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Soon, Seaver, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Yoo, Simon S., MD: Castle Biosciences – I(NC);
  • Yu, Siegrid S., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Schedule
Monday, February 19
9:00 AM
Dr. Soon / Anatomic and Aesthetic Considerations in the Head and Neck
9:10 AM
Dr. Chow / Suturing Pearls
9:20 AM
Dr. Dietert / CLLC & Advancement Flaps
9:40 AM
All faculty / Hands On
10:10 AM
Dr. Council / Rotation Flaps
10:20 AM
Dr. Yoo / Transposition Flaps
10:35 AM
All faculty / Hands On
11:05 AM
Dr. Arron / Surgical Execution Pearls
11:15 AM
All faculty / Hands On
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 7B
  • CME Credits
    3.00
  • Type
    Ticketed
    MOC
    Restricted
Directors/Co-Directors
  • Siegrid S. Yu, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Eva A. Hurst, MD, FAAD
Speakers
  • Conroy Chow, MD, FAAD
  • Jessica Bearden Dietert, MD
  • Martha Laurin Council, MD, FAAD
  • Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Seaver Soon, MD, FAAD
  • Simon S. Yoo, MD, FAAD