Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Skin Problems and Diseases Live Course

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Skin condition on arm

Expand your competence and confidence to diagnose and treat your patients’ skin conditions. Improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines in practice. Learn to assess and treat acute chronic dermatologic conditions. Demonstrate technique and skills from hands-on procedural sessions. Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provided optimal patient care.

Earn CME Credit

Approved for up to 33 AAFP Prescribed credits; 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Learn to assess and treat acute and chronic dermatologic conditions.
  • Demonstrate technique and skills from hands-on procedural sessions.
  • Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.

Course Details

Attend Skin Problems and Diseases

Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Palace

 

Sorry, this course is sold out.
On-site registration will not be available.
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia
  • Bacterial Skin Infections
  • Benign Skin Neoplasms
  • Case Studies - Acne
  • Case Studies – Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Case Studies – Nevi and Melanoma
  • Case Studies - Psoriasis
  • Childhood Rashes
  • Coding and Billing
  • Common Surgical Procedures & Cost-effective Dermatology
  • Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
  • Cutaneous Viral Infections 
  • Dermoscopy Introduction
  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Fungal Skin Infections
  • Hair Follicle Disorders
  • Hyperpigmentation / Hypopigmentation
  • Infestations (lice, scabies, bed bugs)
  • Lichen Planus and Bullous/Vesicular Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nevi and Melanoma
  • Pharmacology of Skin Medications
  • Physician Wellness: Tools to Combat Burn-out
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea 
  • Seborrhea
  • Skin Manifestions of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma / Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Terminology of Skin Disorders
  • Urticaria and Drug Eruptions
  • Wound Care, Skin Ulcers and Pressure Sores 

Note: Topics are subject to change.

Event Schedule

Download the schedule(8 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, objectives, and faculty.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 : 1:30 - 5:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Thursday, October 20, 2016
 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, October 20, 2016 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 20, 2016 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, October 20, 2016 : 1:30 - 6:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, October 21, 2016
 
Friday, October 21, 2016 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, October 21, 2016 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, October 21, 2016 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, October 21, 2016 : 1:30 - 5:45 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, October 22, 2016
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, October 22, 2016 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, October 22, 2016 : 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Course Adjourns/Lunch on Your Own
Saturday, October 22, 2016 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Optional Session*

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.

How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select from optional sessions during online registration.

If you have already registered for the course, please call AAFP at (800) 274-2237 to register for an optional session.

Optional Sessions

Note: Many of these sessions are taught using animal products (i.e., pig feet, pork shoulder, chicken).

Nail Procedures

(#101) Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm (SOLD OUT) or
(#106) Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:45-5:45 pm
$160

  • Demonstrate an understanding of normal nail anatomy and conditions for which nail procedures are typically indicated.
  • Assess nail conditions and determine appropriate treatment plans for differing patient populations, based upon evidence-based recommendations.
  • Educate patients on appropriate post-operative nail care.  
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing nail procedures.

Cryosurgery and Electrosurgery

(#102) Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
$160

  • Explore cryosurgery and electrosurgery as methods for destroying benign and malignant lesions, controlling bleeding or cutting/excising tissue.
  • Evaluate the risks, benefits, complications, indications and contraindications of cryosurgery and electrosurgery.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in cryosurgery and electrosurgery techniques.

Basic Suturing / Skin Biopsy Techniques

(#103) Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:45-5:45 pm (SOLD OUT)
$160

  • Choose preferred suturing methods for wound closure.
  • Perform local anesthesia with minimal pain and maximum effectiveness for patients.
  • Evaluate options for skin biopsy, including shave punch, and excisional biopsies.
  • Compare appropriate biopsy selections for skin lesions depending upon the type of lesion and its expected depth.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing shave, punch, and excisional biopsies.

Minimal Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cyst Removal

(#104) Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm
$160

  • Analyze the pathogenesis of sebaceous and epidermoid cysts.
  • Compare the various excision techniques for removal of epidermal/sebaceous cysts
  • Demonstrate the ability to remove cysts using the standard excision with buried subcutaneous suture closure.

Dermoscopy

(#105) Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:30-4:45 pm
$240

  • Examine different skin lesions using dermoscopes to determine typical dermoscopic patterns of skin cancer.
  • Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate seborrheic keratosis from melanocytic lesions.
  • Integrate the step algorithm with dermoscopic examination of skin lesions to determine the need for a biopsy. 

Advanced Suturing and Closures

(#108) Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:45 - 6:45 pm or
(#107) Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:30-4:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
$240

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of advanced  suturing techniques.
  • Utilize different surgical materials, which may include appropriate wound closure materials or surgical instruments.
  • Compare routes of administration for anesthesia needs.

Invited Faculty

Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Gerald A. Amundsen, MD, Private Practice, Mustang Family Physicians, Mustang, Oklahoma

Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP, Covenant Medical Group, Med Express Urgent Care, Saginaw, Michigan

Jonathan Karnes, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, MDFMR Dermatology Services, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta, Maine

Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, Texas

Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina

Daniel L. Stulberg, MD, FAAFP, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. Additional information and instruction will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

Contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for your accommodations during this course.

Caesars Palace(resweb.passkey.com)
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (866) 227-5938

Rate: $189 Single/Double Occupancy
+ $25 Daily Resort Fee
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- September 20, 2016

AAFP CME Courses in Las Vegas

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP.

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after September 20, 2016 will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Caesars Palace guarantees reservation by credit card.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Skin Problems and Diseases, with a beginning date of October 19, 2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 33 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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