Dermatology for Primary Care

Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the various etiologies and pathogens for the more common lesions; distinguish the characteristics of commonly seen skin disorders and develop an appropriate differential that leads to the most probable diagnosis; apply a treatment plan and follow-up procedure that will enable the practicing physician to effectively treat many disorders. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

Since this specialty has few guidelines or evidence-based recommendations, with the exception of acne and the use of biologics, the emphasis will be based on generally accepted standards and consensus, unless otherwise indicated in the specific learning objectives, with a focus on recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. Since Dermatologic problems often reveal systemic disorders, and the skin is the largest and most accessible “organ”, this course was designed as a review and update for practicing physicians and is applicable to most specialties.
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Day 1 Introduction – Essentials of Dermatology Diagnosis. Common Problems in Office Dermatology. Problems in the Sun, Part I: Solar Radiation, Photodamage, Actinic Keratosis. Problems in the Sun, Part II: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers, Photosensitivity Reactions, Sun Protection.
Day 2 Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part I: Warts, Mollusca, Fibrous Tumors, Cutaneous Horns, Acanthomas. Common Tumors in the Office Setting, Part II: Common Neoplasm of Head and Neck, Cysts, Vascular Tumors, Dermatofibroma, Keratoses, Lipoma, Soft Tissue Growths, Granulomas, Metastatic Carcinoma, Lymphoma. Contact Dermatitis. Leg Ulcers and the Principles of Wound Care.
Day 3 Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease. Case Studies in Dermatology. Malignant Melanomas, Part I. Malignant Melanomas, Part II.
Day 4 Acne, Part I: Pathophysiology, Recognition and Treatment. Acne, Part II: Identification and Treatment of Acne, Acneiform Eruptions and Rosacea. Herpes Simplex and Zoster; Lichen Planus. Psoriasis.
Day 5 Drug Eruptions: Etiology, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Infections in Dermatology. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Foot Ulcers: Diabetic Ischemic and Neuropathic. “Cases That Have Taught Me a Lesson.”

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2013

Sarasota
United States of America
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