• Skin Conditions and Diseases Livestream

    Wed, Sep 30 - Sat, Oct 3

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.

    Online registration is now closed.
    If you would like to register for a session(s), please call the Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    After careful consideration, the AAFP has decided to transition the Skin Conditions and Diseases live course scheduled for September 30 – October 3 in Phoenix, AZ, to a virtual setting.

    Get the latest evidence-based information on treating a range of skin conditions and diseases, designed just for family physicians. Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or on the go with the livestream experience.

    This unique format is designed in dynamic half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most, including:

    • Melanoma, basal, and squamous cell carcinomas
    • Common surgical and suturing procedures
    • Challenging rashes

    Learn to spot skin diseases at subsurface levels when you register for an optional workshop on the noninvasive diagnostic capabilities of dermoscopy.

    Why choose AAFP CME?

    • Earn live CME worth up to 23 Prescribed credits.
    • Connect with skin care experts.
    • Improve your dermatology knowledge and skills.

    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.


    The times listed below are central time.

    Course Chair - Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP

    Session #101: Wednesday Morning, September 30

    7:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Terminology of Skin Disorders & Topical and Intralesional Steroids – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP
    • Hair & Nail Disorders – Catherine L. Kowalewski, DO, FACP, FAAD
    • Coding & Billing – Gerald Amundsen, MD
    • Acne & Rosacea – Catherine L. Kowalewski, DO, FACP, FAAD

    Session #102: Wednesday Afternoon, September 30

    1:25 – 5:45 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Basal Cell & Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP
    • Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease – Catherine L. Kowalewski, DO, FACP, FAAD
    • Dermoscopy Introduction – Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP
    • Psoriasis & Case Studies – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP

    Session #103: Thursday Morning, October 1

    7:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Actinic Keratosis & Benign Neoplasms – Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP
    • Bacterial Skin Infections & Case Studies – Brian Rayala, MD, FAAFP
    • Wound Care, Skin Ulcers and Pressure Sores – Daniel Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
    • Nevi & Melanoma Cases – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP  

    Session #104: Friday Morning, October 2

    7:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Fungal Skin Infections – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP
    • Eczema & Contact Dermatitis – Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP
    • Seborrhea – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP
    • Common Surgical Procedures – Daniel L. Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
    • Infestations (Lice, Scabies, Bed Bugs) and Cutaneous Viral Infections – Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP


    Session #105: Friday Afternoon, October 2

    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    Dermoscopy Clinical Procedure Workshop 
    – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP & Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP

    • Integrate the two-step algorithm with dermoscopic examination of skin lesions to determine the need for a biopsy.
    • Evaluate different skin lesions using dermoscopy to identify patterns of skin cancer.
    • Explain the application of the three types of dermoscopic techniques: 1) classic or standard contact, 2) polarized contact; and 3) polarized non-contact.
    • Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate benign nevi from melanoma


    Session #106: Saturday Morning, October 3

    7:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Challenging Adult Rashes – Jonathan Karnes, MD, FAAFP
    • Hidradenitis & Follicular Disorders – Richard P Usatine, MD, FAAFP and Gabriella Gallegos
    • Urticaria & Drug Eruptions – Daniel L. Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
    • Challenging Pediatric Rashes – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP
    • COVID-19: Skin Findings – Richard P. Usatine, MD, FAAFP

    Note: Session information is subject to change.

    Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
      $169 $159 $129 $209 $209


    *Registration fee for the Dermoscopy Workshop is $240 for all registrants.

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, two days prior to the course, with the link to access the livestream and course page. ON Services will also send reminder emails one hour before the start of each day's sessions that you have registered for.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Adobe Flash Plug-in
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+. Edge, Chrome, and Opera.
    • High speed internet connection with a consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps
    • Compatible with a computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac IS x 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM.
    • Also compatible with all modern mobile browsers; iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    You may test the speed and performance of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?

    Yes. You will have online access to the sessions you have registered for approximately two weeks after the streaming course. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archive sessions will have CME credit and will be reported as enduring not live credit.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?

    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, October 5, 2020.

    CME Credit Statement

    Participants should report CME credit only for the sessions they have registered for and completed.

    The AAFP has reviewed Skin Conditions & Diseases and deemed it acceptable for up to 23 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of approval is from 9/30/2020 to 10/03/2020. 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 In-Person, Live (could include online) for a maximum of 23 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.
    View more credit agreements.

    Can't attend live?

    The self-study option offers you to learn on your schedule.