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W006 - Hands-on: Innovative Suture Techniques Update

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

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Utilize deep tension relieving sutures.
  • Apply new methods for suturing.
  • Utilize novel variations of existing suture techniques.


This session combines an extensive lecture/video presentation with hands on instruction and practice sessions. Learn how to perform novel closure techniques that you did not know you could not live without. You will see a drawing and high quality video of these techniques that allow you to close wounds using minimal tension and therefore improve cosmetics. Next you will practice these techniques with our expert faculty. 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.


  • Alam, Murad, MD: Allergan, Inc – C(Fees); Amway Corporation – C(H); Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pulse Biosciences – C(Fees);
  • Kantor, Jonathan, MD: Abbott Laboratories – I(OB); Allergan, Inc – I(OB); Asubio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – I(OB); Celgene Corporation – I(OB); Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – I(OB); Janssen-Ortho Inc. – I(OB); Kythera – I(OB); LEO Pharma, US – I(OB); McGraw-Hill Companies – O(IP); Pfizer Inc. – I(OB); Taro Pharm – I(OB); Tolmar – I(OB);
  • Kourosh, Arianne Shadi, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Mariwalla, Kavita, MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – C(Fees); Galderma Argentina, S.A. – SP(Fees); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Skinfix, Inc. – C(Fees);
  • Miller, Alexander, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Weinstein, Andrew Hart, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Yag-Howard, Cyndi Jill, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Monday, February 19
9:00 AM
All faculty / Hands-On: Innovative Suture Techniques Update
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 7A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Cyndi Jill Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD
  • Andrew Hart Weinstein, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD
  • Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Jonathan Kantor, MD, FAAD
  • Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD
  • Murad Alam, MD, FAAD