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Session Information

SYM S006 - Update Platform: Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, August 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Grand Ballroom East

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Director: Murad Alam, MD, FAAD


  • Todd Cartee, MD, FAAD
  • Basil S. Cherpelis, MD, FAAD
  • Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD, FAAD
  • Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD
  • Chrysalyne Delling Schmults, MD, FAAD

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

  • Select appropriate surgical strategies for particular cosmetic and oncologic conditions
  • Counsel patients regarding the benefits, risks, and alternatives associated with several advanced surgical procedures
  • Predict and identify adverse events associated with surgical therapies

This session will update the general dermatologic surgeon on current surgical therapies and evolving surgical approaches to common cosmetic and oncologic concerns. Cosmetic topics will include fillers, injectables, energy devices, laser treatment of melasma, fat, cellulite, skin tightening, and treatment of leg veins. Oncologic topics will be surgical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Medical decision-making, evidence-based strategies, practical considerations, surgical technique, selection of equipment, patient counseling, and avoidance and identification of adverse events will be reviewed. There will be an emphasis on clarifying controversial or confusing areas, and highlighting new developments.


Friday, August 02
2:00 PMUpdate on Fillers/Injectables / Dr. Hale
2:17 PMQ & A / Dr. Hale
2:20 PMUpdate on Lasers for Melasma / Dr. Kauvar
2:37 PMQ & A / Dr. Kauvar
2:40 PMUpdate on Leg Veins / Dr. Cartee
2:57 PMQ & A / Dr. Cartee
3:00 PMUpdate on Non-Ablative Skin Tightening / Dr. Sadick
3:17 PMQ & A / Dr. Sadick
3:20 PMUpdate on Surgical Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma / Dr. Schmults
3:37 PMQ & A / Dr. Schmults
3:40 PMUpdate on Surgical Treatment of Melanoma by Mohs / Dr. Cherpelis
3:57 PMQ & A / Dr. Cherpelis