Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Skin Conditions and Diseases Live Course

Advance your dermatological skillset, while gaining hands-on experience. Acquire best practices on relevant clinical topics, including common surgical procedures, dermoscopy, skin manifestations, wound care, and more.

Course Details

Attend Skin Conditions and Diseases

Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 14, 2018

Las Vegas, NV
Bally's Las Vegas



Registration Fees

AAFP Member

New Physicians

Student or Resident

Allied Health



Earn CME Credit

Approved for up to 27.50 AAFP Prescribed credits. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. 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.



Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Acne + Case Studies
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia
  • Bacterial Skin Infections
  • Benign Skin Neoplasms
  • Coding, Billing & Value Based Payment
  • Common Surgical Procedures
  • Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
  • Cutaneous Viral Infections
  • Dermoscopy Introduction
  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis + Case Studies
  • Fungal Skin Infections
  • Hair Follicle Disorders: Hidradenitis, Folliculitis, Pseudofolliculitis & Keratosis Pilaris
  • Infestations (Lice, Scabies, Bed Bugs)
  • Lichen Planus & Bullous/Vesicular Diseases
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nevi and Melanoma + Case Studies
  • Topical & Intralesional Steroids
  • Psoriasis + Case Studies
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrhea
  • Skin Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma/Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Terminology of Skin Disorders
  • Urticaria & Drug Eruptions
  • Wound Care, Skin Ulcers & Pressure Sores

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 : 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 : 1:30 - 5:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, April 12, 2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, April 12, 2018: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, April 12, 2018: 1:30 - 5:45 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, April 13, 2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, April 13, 2018: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, April 13, 2018: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 : 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, April 14, 2018 : 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, April 14, 2018 : 12:30 p.m.Course Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Schedule is subject to change.

How to Add Clinical Procedural Workshops

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a workshop during online registration.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a procedural workshop session. Register now »

Clinical Procedural Workshops

Basic Suturing/Skin Biopsy Techniques

(#101) Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • 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.

Cryosurgery and Electrosurgery

(#102) Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. or
(#105) Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 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.

Minimal Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cyst Removal

(#103) Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • 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.

Nail Procedures

(#104) Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. or
(#106) Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m

  • 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.

Advanced Suturing Techniques

(#107) Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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.


(#108) Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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

Non-CME Poster Session

Non-CME posters will be displayed:

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A limited number of posters will be accepted. Submission of posters is due by Friday, March 16, 2018. For more information, contact Nina Carnoali at

Invited Faculty

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

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

Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, Florida Hospital Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency, Orlando, Florida

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, UT Health-San Antonio, Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, Texas; Limmer Hair Transplant Center, San Antonio, Texas

E.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 and 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.

Bally's Las Vegas(
3645 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (800) 358-8777*


$139 Single/Double Occupancy
+ $23 daily resort fee**
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- March 19, 2018

AAFP CME Courses in Las Vegas

* For guests who prefer to phone in their reservations, you may call the Reservation Center at (800) 358-8777 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, you should be aware that a processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the dedicated web link. Currently, the name of the group is listed as Skin Problems and Diseases. 

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. 

  • Reservations made after March 19, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Bally's Las Vegas guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will be charged first night and tax.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

** The daily resort fee includes:

  • Unlimited local phone calls
  • Two guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (Spa not included)
  • In-Room Internet access to include two devices per room per day

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Skin Conditions and Diseases, with a beginning date of 4/11/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.50 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 27.50 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.