How to Think & Act Like a Dermatologist: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care Professionals

September 29, 2021

Up to two thirds of patients with a primary skin complaint present to primary care doctors. Despite this, primary care doctors receive little training in this area. A recent review suggested “that even minimal increase dermatology training at the medical school level or beyond may have a measurable impact on primary physicians’ abilities in dermatology.”

Through case-based discussions, expert faculty will cover a variety of adult and pediatric dermatology related issues commonly encountered in the primary care setting. The aim of this course is to increase primary health care professionals' skill and confidence with the diagnosis and treatment of the most common skin disorders. 

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, fellows and medical students 

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose a variety of adult and pediatric cutaneous infections and infestations and recognize common mimickers
  • Diagnose and treat adult, infantile, and childhood atopic dermatitis
  • Recognize warning signs of a severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction, signs of severe vasculitis and vasculopathy, and signs of severe autoimmune blistering disorders
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various modes of dermatologic drug delivery
  • Provide examples of drug therapy for specific, common dermatologic conditions

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 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.
  • 2.75 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 2.75 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: 
07/26/2021
Course expires: 
09/29/2023
Event starts: 
09/29/2021 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
09/29/2021 - 8:00pm
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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5:00–5:10 pm Welcome and Introduction
John C. Kawaoka, MD & Su-Jean Seo, MD, PhD
5:10–5:50Infectious Cases
Leslie Robinson-Bostom, MD & Brea S. Prindaville, MD
5:50–5:55Break
5:55–6:35Eczematous Cases
John C. Kawaoka, MD & Lionel Bercovitch, MD
6:35–6:40Break
6:40–7:20Urgent/Emergent Diseases
Cathy M. Massoud, MD
7:20–7:25Break
7:25–8:00Dermatology Medication Toolkit 
Su-Jean Seo, MD, PhD
8:00 pmAdjourn

 

Course Director 

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

Su-Jean Seo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Vice Chair for Education
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals | Providence, RI

Guest Speakers

Lionel Bercovitch, MD
Professor of Dermatology 
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Hasbro Children’s Hospital | Providence, RI

Cathy M. Massoud, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Rhode Island Hospital Inpatient Dermatology Consult Service
Rhode Island & The Miriam Hospitals | Providence, RI

Brea S. Prindaville, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital | Providence, RI

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

Planning Committee

Department of Dermatology
Lionel Bercovitch, MD
John C. Kawaoka, MD
Su-Jean Seo, MD, PhD
Karen Medici, Dermatology Residency Coordinator

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

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

Credit Designation

Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. | Contact Hours: 2.75

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 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 2.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 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

  • 2.75 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.
  • 2.75 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 2.75 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.

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 conference, no later than September 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 conference is subject to change or cancellation.

For More Information, Contact the Brown CME Office
233 Richmond St., G-R156, Providence, RI 02912
P: 401.863.2871 | F: 401.863.2202 | E: CME@Brown.edu | Web: www.brown.edu/cme

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

Registration Fee: $50.00