Skin Cancer Concepts for the Primary Care Physician

October 16, 2021

All physicians should be able to identify and know how to treat cutaneous malignancies. Melanoma incidence in particular is increasing in this country and clinicians should be aware of the diagnosis process, pathology, identification on exam, and management of tumors. The goal of the program is to help strengthen knowledge about fundamentals of cutaneous oncology for primary Dermatologists, dermatological surgeons, and oncologists, and primary care doctors to be able to work together as a team to effectively treat patients with skin cancers.

 This virtual educational activity will educate primary care clinicians and other non‐dermatology providers on the fundamentals of cutaneous oncology. The program will commence with a broad discussion on the common types of skin cancer and progress into a more in‐depth discussion on advanced concepts that should be understood by the primary care clinician to effectively co-manage patients that are undergoing advanced therapy. All information will be presented in the case‐based format.

Target Audience

Primary Care Clinicians & Non-Dermatologists throughout the US.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Understand how to diagnosis and treat the early stage of the common types of skin cancer
  • Comprehend the most current management approach to patients with advanced disease
  • Identify ways to improve the access to care and the care process for patients with skin cancer and patients at risk for skin cancer

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
07/30/2021
Course expires: 
10/16/2022
Event starts: 
10/16/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
10/16/2021 - 1:30pm
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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10:00–10:10 amWelcome and Introduction
Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS
10:10–10:30Keratinocyte Carcinomas Cases
Sameer Gupta, MD, MPhil
10:30–10:50Melanoma Cases
Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS
10:50–11:00Question & Answer Session
11:00–11:10Break & Virtual Exhibits
11:10–11:30Introduction to Dermoscopy for Skin Cancer
John C. Kawaoka, MD, FAAD
11:30–11:50Skin Cancer Pathology Cases
Leslie Robinson-Bostom, MD & Christopher P. Elco, MD, PhD
11:50–12:10 pmIndications for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Thomas J. Miner, MD
12:10–12:20Question & Answer Session
12:20–12:30Break & Virtual Exhibits
12:30–12:50Advanced Therapy Concepts
Maria Constantinou, MD
12:50–1:10Radiation Therapy Patient Experience
Mohamedyakub A. Puthawala, MD
1:10–1:20Question & Answer Session
1:20–1:30 pmClosing Remarks & Adjournment
Michael P. Vezeridis, MD, FACS

 

Course Directors

Nicole A. Negbenebor, MD
House Staff Officer in Dermatology
PGY-4 Resident
Department of Dermatology
Brown Dermatology | Providence, RI

Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program
Mohs Surgeon
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Guest Speakers

Maria Constantinou, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Christopher P. Elco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Sameer Gupta, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of High Risk Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgeon
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

John C. Kawaoka, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director, Dermatology Residency Training Program
Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals | Providence, RI

Thomas J. Miner, MD
Professor of Surgery
Associate Surgical Residency Program Director
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Surgical Oncology
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Mohamedyakub A. Puthawala, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Brachytherapy Services
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Leslie Robinson-Bostom, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Director, Division of Dermatopathology
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals | Providence, RI

Michael P. Vezeridis, MD , FACS
Professor of Surgery
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

CME Accreditation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

For information about exhibit opportunities, please contact Andrea_Goldstein@brown.edu.

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the event, no later than Sept. 14, 2021. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This event is subject to change or cancellation.

For More Information, Contact Brown CME
233 Richmond St., G-R156, Providence, RI 02912
P: 401.863.2871 | F: 401.863.2202 | CME@Brown.edu

 Please notify Brown CME in writing at least two weeks prior to the event to request reasonable accommodations.