During this course experts will present information on melanoma prevention, risk assessment, early detection, genetic factors, and emerging treatment options.
As the incidence of melanoma continues to rise rapidly in the United States and around the world, the need to educate clinicians from various specialties on the disease also increases. During this course nationally recognized experts will present information on prevention, risk assessment, early detection, genetic factors, and current and future treatment choices for melanoma patients. Issues concerning surgical management, adjuvant therapy, advanced disease therapy, and personalizing the course of treatment for individual patients will also be discussed. This course is designed to provide information that will help clinicians in their decision making regarding these difficult patient problems. The course will be taught by a wide range of experts as this most serious of skin cancers will require multidisciplinary efforts to conquer.
After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate how newly discovered, evidence-based scientific information applies to the current practice of clinical dermatology.
- Describe the epidemiology and risk factors associated with the increasing incidence of cutaneous melanoma.
- Examine current data and new strategies for the prevention of melanoma.
- Relate case studies to other healthcare professionals to improve patient care.
- Evaluate and diagnose a variety of malignancies related to melanoma skin cancer.
- Identify possible genetic mutations and etiologic factors in the melanoma patient and diagnose patients based on dermatologic manifestations.
- Incorporate new diagnostic techniques, including dermoscopy, into practice.
- Determine appropriate treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma, melanonychia and ocular melanoma.
- Integrate new therapies and treatments for advanced melanoma including surgical techniques.
- Discuss the effectiveness of neoadjuvant therapy and immunotherapy in treating melanoma.
- Navigate the medico-legal aspects of caring for the melanoma patient.
- Recommend strategies for managing patients with multiple melanomas.
- Provide optimal follow-up of patients after melanoma treatment.
Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dermoscopy Workshop (Fri): 2
Main Conference (Sat-Sun): 10.25
Total Credit Available: 12.25
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information: www.accme.org/standards
Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias
This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.
Attendee Cancellation, Substitution and Refund
The course tuition is refundable, minus a $100 processing fee (MD, DO, RN, PA, NP) or a $50 processing fee (Scripps, MDA, Fellow, Resident, Student), if your cancellation is received in writing no later than Friday, January 12, 2024. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by Friday, January 12, 2024. After this date, under no circumstances will refunds, credits, or substitutions be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to “no shows.” No refunds shall be made for cancellations due to inclement weather.
Scripps Conference Modification or Cancellation
Scripps reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. Scripps also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. Attendees who purchase non-refundable airline tickets do so at their own risk. Scripps encourages the purchase of travel insurance as we are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of Scripps cancellation.
Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk
By completion and submission of the online registration form, attendees certify they have read and fully understand the Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
Family and Guest Attendance Policy
All conference activities and meals are exclusively reserved for paid conference attendees. Children and family members are not allowed to attend meal functions or permitted in the meeting space.
Recording and Photography Clause
Scripps reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations and course content sales.