Melanoma Care Options™ Issue 2: Advances in Melanoma Staging and Surgical Techniques
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Continuing Medical Education Information
To receive a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity:
To receive up to 1.5 CNE credits for this activity:
This activity is directed toward surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals who treat or screen for melanoma
Statement of Need
Management of all stages of melanoma requires a concerted effort on the part of several specially trained members of a healthcare team. Assessing risk, getting patients into the healthcare system, evaluating prognostic information, analyzing and interpreting new therapeutic information and choosing appropriate therapy, working as a team, and educating, guiding, and motivating the patient remain challenging. A core group of specialists are knowledgeable about the optimal management of this malignancy, and this activity provides their insight for practicing healthcare providers.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
Accreditation and Credit Designation
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of his or her participation in the activity.
1.5 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education will be granted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
We gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation in support of this activity
In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in this activity.
Robert H. I. Andtbacka, MD, CM, FRCS(c)
Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD
John M. Kirkwood, MD
Release date:March 15, 2009