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Dermatology for Primary Care 2019

  • Venue: Atlantis Bahamas
  • Location: Paradise Island View Map
  • Start Date: March 8, 2019
  • End Date: March 10, 2019
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  • Dermatology for Primary Care

    This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered dermatology medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Dermatology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

    Target Audience
    All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Dermatology issues.

    Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit. 

    Topics and Objectives 

    Psoriasis with Cases 
    Objectives: 1) Recognize classic manifestations of psoriasis 2) Recognize atypical forms of psoriasis 3) Implement proper interventions for psoriasis based upon disease severity

    Skin Biopsies and Other Surgical Techniques
    Objectives: 1) Identify indications for skin biopsies and excisions. 2) Identify appropriate surgical techniques for skin biopsies and basic repairs. 3) Indicate lesions appropriate for cryosurgical and electrosurgical treatment

    Contact Dermatitis 
    Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of contact dermatitis 2) Discuss causes of contact dermatitis and the value of patch testing 3) Describe the most effective treatments for contact dermatitis

    Seborrheic Dermatitis 
    Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the variable presentations of seborrhea 2) Discuss causes and exacerbating factors for seborrhea 3) Describe the most effective treatments for seborrhea

    Objectives: 1) Recognize different types of rosacea 2) Distinguish rosacea from other causes of red rashes on the face 3) Formulate treatment plans for rosacea

    Skin Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV 
    Objectives: 1)Identify the different cutaneous manifestations of sexually transmitted infections and HIV 2)Diagnose STI- and HIV-related skin conditions using recommended techniques 3)Develop an evidence-based treatment strategy to address STI- and HIV-related skin conditions

    Benign Skin Lesions 
    Objectives: 1) Differentiate skin lesions based on known features and dermoscopic findings. 2) Determine appropriate management plans for common benign skin neoplasms. These include: Seborrheic keratosis, Keloids, Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis, Cutaneous horns, Acrochordons, Cherry angiomas, Pyogenic granulomas, Dermatofibromas, Sebaceous hyperplasia, Neurofibromas

    Hair Disorders 
    Objectives: 1) Recognize normal hair anatomy and physiologic changes in hair 2) Evaluate the chief complaint of hair loss 3) Utilize effective medical interventions for hair disorders, when appropriate

    Skin Bacterial Infections 
    Objectives: 1) Differentiate common bacterial skin infections 2) Construct appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans for various infections, including cases involving multidrug-resistant organisms such as MRSA

    Infestations (Lice, Scabies, and Bed Bugs) 
    Objectives: 1) Classify clinical presentations of insect infestations according to their source 2) Compare treatment indications for scabies, lice, and bed bug infestations 3) Recognize terms used to describe common patterns of skin lesions 4) Distinguish infestations of scabies, head/body lice, and bed bugs from other insect bites 5) Educate patients about preventive strategies and prophylactic methods

    Cutaneous Viral Infections
    Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous viral infections from other skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) 2) Identify cutaneous viral infections based on the mode of transmission among different patient populations 3) Compare treatment options to minimize complications

    Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease 
    Objectives: 1) Evaluate patients’ skin, hair and nails for potential manifestations of systemic disease 2) Distinguish allergic reactions to products/medications from cutaneous manifestations 3) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of dermatomyositis, lupus, sarcoidosis and tuberous sclerosis

    Skin of Color 
    Objectives: 1) Discuss characteristics of skin of color 2) Assess special considerations for common skin disorders 3) Distinguish skin disorders that are more common among individuals with skin of color

    Skin Deep: The Cutting Edge of Skin Cancer
    Objectives: 1) Examine how UV radiation causes skin cancer 2) Differentiate the main types of nonmelanoma skin cancer 3) Discuss diagnosis of melanoma 4) Identify risk factors, potential recurrence rates, and education for skin cancer prevention

    There is a Fungus Among Us: Fungal and Yeast Infections of the Skin 
    Objectives: 1) Distinguish cutaneous fungal and yeast infections from other infections of the skin 2) Understand the potential comorbidities associated with cutaneous fungal and yeast infections 3) Determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient

    Rosacea and Disorders of the Hair Follicle 
    Objectives: 1) Identify the common skin conditions arising from the follicular structure 2) Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the different causes of folliculitis 3) Construct an appropriate treatment plan for different follicular disorders and for rosacea

    How to Approach the Patient with Alopecia 
    Objectives: 1) Classify the different types of hair loss based on their presentation 2) Construct a diagnostic workup plan for patients who present with hair loss 3) Formulate a treatment plan for the more common types of hair loss – alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia

    Leg Ulcers and Principles of Wound Management 
    Objectives: 1) Differentiate between the different types of leg ulcers 2) Become familiar with the diagnostic tools available for workup of a leg ulcer 3) Educate patients on risk factors and preventative measures for leg ulcers 4) Compare the different treatment options, including standard vs. advanced care options

    Psoriasis: Where We Have Been and What’s on the Horizon 
    Objectives: 1) Distinguish this common skin condition from look-alike skin conditions 2) Construct a treatment plan for your patient with psoriasis 3) Discuss the direction in which treatment of psoriasis is going

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