Wednesday, June 4 - Saturday, June 7, 2014 | Tampa, FL

Skin Problems and Diseases Live Course

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Wednesday, June 4 - Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL

To register by fax or mail, download the registration form.(1 page PDF)

Increase your competence and confidence in diagnosing and treating your patients’ skin conditions.

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

  • Learn to assess and treat chronic skin conditions.
  • Increase your experience caring for acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer.
  • Participate in hands-on procedural and aesthetic sessions.

Earn CME Credit

Approved for up to 29 AAFP Prescribed credits; 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Course Details

Registration Fee

 Early Bird Fee*Fee
AAFP Member
Early Bird Fee*: $795Fee: $895
AAFP New Physician MemberEarly Bird Fee*: $720Fee: $820
AAFP Student or Resident MemberEarly Bird Fee*: $575Fee: $675
Allied Health Professional
Early Bird Fee*: $795Fee: $895
Early Bird Fee*: $1,065Fee: $1,165

*Early bird fee available for registrations completed on or before May 2, 2014.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay(
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 874-1234

Rate: $149 Single/Double Occupancy + current tax rate

AAFP CME in Tampa

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

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after May 2, 2014, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay guarantees reservation by credit card and will not be charged prior to arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.


  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia and Hair Disorders
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Benign and Malignant Skin Neoplasms
  • Case Studies - Acne
  • Case Studies – Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Case Studies - Psoriasis
  • Childhood Rashes
  • Coding and Billing
  • Common Surgical Procedures
  • Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing
  • Cost-effective Management of Dermatologic Supplies 
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
  • Cutaneous Viral Infections
  • Dermoscopy Introduction
  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
  • Fungal Skin Infections
  • Hyperpigmentation/Hypopigmentation
  • Infestations (lice, scabies, bed bugs)
  • Lichen Planus and Bullous/Vesicular Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nevi and Melanoma
  • Pharmacology of Skin Medications
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrhea
  • 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 complete schedule(6 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, faculty, and learning objectives.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast Provided 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: 1:30 - 5:45 p.m.Optional Sessions* 
Thursday, June 5, 2014  
Thursday, June 5, 2014: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided 
Thursday, June 5, 2014: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions 
Thursday, June 5, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own 
Thursday, June 5, 2014: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.Optional Sessions* 
Friday, June 6, 2014  
Friday, June 6, 2014: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided 
Friday, June 6, 2014: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions 
Friday, June 6, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own 
Friday, June 6, 2014: 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.Case Studies
Saturday, June 7, 2014  
Saturday, June 7, 2014: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided 
Saturday, June 7, 2014: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions 
Saturday, June 7, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own 
Saturday, June 7, 2014: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Optional Sessions* 

*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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Basic Suturing/Skin Biopsy Techniques
1:30-3:30 p.m. - $280

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

Botulinum Toxin Injections: Basic
1:30-3:30 p.m. - $240

  • Review basic principles of cosmetic denervation with botulinum toxin injections.
  • Distinguish indications, contraindications, safety, efficacy and duration of effects associated with botulinum toxin injections.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify facial landmarks and patient characteristics that determine what doses and placement of injections will improve outcomes.

Cosmetic Fillers: Basic
3:45-5:45 p.m. - $240

  • Evaluate uses of dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes and patients’ requests for such procedures.
  • Outline appropriate treatment modalities and duration of action required for cosmetic fillers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify facial landmarks and patient characteristics that determine what doses and placement of injections will improve outcomes.

Minimal Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cyst Removal
3:45-5:45 p.m. - $280

  • Analyze the pathogenesis of sebaceous and epidermoid cysts.
  • Practice the standard excision of an epidermoid cyst as well as buried subcutaneous suture closure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to remove cysts.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cryosurgery and Electrosurgery
1:30-3:30 p.m. - $240

  • 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.

1:30-3:30 p.m. - $210

  • Examine different skin lesions using dermoscopes to determine typical pathological patterns of skin cancer.
  • Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate seborrheic keratosis from melanocytic lesions.
  • Integrate checklists and evaluation tools into a dermoscopic examination of suspected skin lesions and melanoma to compile an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Advanced Suturing Techniques
1:30-5:00 p.m. - $280

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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
1:30-3:30 p.m. - $210

  • Formulate plans to educate patients about the difference between medical products and at-home treatments of chemical peels.
  • Differentiate products, costs and other factors in the selection of chemical peels for requesting patients.
  • Distinguish chemicals used in different facial peels.
  • Distinguish the difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Nail Procedures
1:30-3:30 p.m. - $160

  • Demonstrate an understanding of normal nail anatomy and conditions for which nail procedures are typically indicated.
  • Prepare assessment, treatment and management plans for different patient populations who require various nail procedures.
  • Educate patients about proper nail care and appropriate post-operative.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing nail procedures.


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

Tam T. Nguyen, MD, FAAFP, Associate Program Director, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, California

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.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Skin Problems and Diseases, with a beginning date of June 4, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 29 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 29 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Skin Problems and Diseases Live Course
June 4-7, 2014
Tampa, FL