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If you have already registered for the Skin Problems and Diseases course, please call AAFP at (800) 274-2237 to register for an optional session.
Learn more about the optional sessions:
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
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, excision and incisional biopsies.
Botulinum Toxin Injections: Basic
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
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.
1:15 - 3:15 p.m. or
3:45 – 5:45 p.m.
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 care. Demonstrate proficiency in performing nail procedures.
Cosmetic Fillers: Basic
3:45 - 5:45 p.m.
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.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Describe the basic physics of lasers and safe use of laser therapy in the clinical setting. Select patients who would most benefit from laser therapy and comply with treatment protocol. Demonstrate the components of a business plan necessary to be successful at incorporating cosmetic lasers in your clinical practice.
Minimal Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cyst Removal
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
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.
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Examine different skin lesions using dermoscopes to determine typical pathological patterns of skin cancer. Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate seborrheic keratoses from melanocytic lesions. Integrate checklists and evaluation tools into a dermoscopic examination of suspected skin lesions and melanoma to determine which lesions need to be biopsied.
Cryosurgery and Electrosurgery
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.
Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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.
Allergy Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
List indications for patch testing in patients with suspected contact dermatitis. Perform patch testing using a standardized system. Counsel patients with positive patch testing results.