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W005 - Hands-on: Fire and Ice! Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery

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

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of cryobiology and electrosurgery and its practical applications.
  • Treat common benign skin conditions with cryosurgery, applying different available techniques.
  • Treat benign and malignant skin lesions with electrosurgery, applying different available techniques.

Description

This session is geared toward all levels of surgeons, from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of cryosurgical and electrosurgical techniques. Participants will be instructed on how to select patients and lesions, and proper techniques (for cryosurgery: open, close, tweezer, semi-open, semi-closed and intralesional; for electrosurgery: deep vs superficial coagulation, fulguration, and clean vs blend cutting). Pig feet and ears and gelatin molds will allow realistic hands-on practice. Electrosurgery on beef (red meat) will allow us to have a better understanding of depth of tissue damage during electrosurgery. 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

  • Achell, Lucia, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Bouzari, Navid, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • El Gamal, Emad, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Freites Martinez, Azael David, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Green, Courtney S, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Pasquali, Paola, MD: Almirall – O(H); I.F.C., S.A. – O(H); ISDIN – O(H); Leo Pharma Inc – O(H); Springer Science & Business Media – O(IP);
  • Pearce, Daniel J., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Sandoval, Laura, DO: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Soltani Arabshahi, Razieh, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Taheri, Arash, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Schedule
Monday, February 19
9:00 AM
Dr. Taheri / Why electrocoagulation? How does it work?
9:05 AM
Dr. Pasquali / Why cold? How does it work
9:10 AM
All faculty / Practice
9:30 AM
Dr. Sandoval / How to use fire in efficient and safer way
9:35 AM
Dr. Freites Martinez / How do we apply cold: most common techniques
9:40 AM
All faculty / Practice
10:00 AM
Dr. Soltani Arabshahi / When do we use fire: common applications (benign lesions)
10:05 AM
Dr. El Gamal / When do we use cold: common applications (benign lesions)
10:10 AM
All faculty / Practice
10:30 AM
Dr. Green and Dr. Bouzari / Fire for pre-malignant and malignant lesions
10:35 AM
Dr. Achell / Cold for pre-malignant and malignant lesions
10:40 AM
All faculty / Practice
11:00 AM
Dr. Taheri / Closing/special applications: it is time for fire?
11:05 AM
Dr. Pasquali / Closing/special applications: or is it time for cold?
11:10 AM
All faculty / Practice
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 11B
  • CME Credits
    3.00
  • Type
    Ticketed
    MOC
    Restricted
Directors/Co-Directors
Speakers
  • Arash Taheri, MD - Handout
  • Azael David Freites Martinez, MD
  • Courtney S Green, MD, FAAD
  • Daniel J. Pearce, MD, FAAD
  • Emad El Gamal, MD
  • Laura Sandoval, DO, FAAD
  • Lucia Achell, MD
  • Navid Bouzari, MD, FAAD
  • Razieh Soltani Arabshahi, MD, FAAD