Methods of biopsy; Mohs micrographic surgery vs standard resection for MIS; and the value of imiquimod
CME Course Duration:
Start Date: December 2008
This activity is directed toward surgical oncologists, general surgeons, oncology nurses, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat or screen for melanoma.
Describe different biopsy techniques and identify clinical situations best suited for each
Evaluate techniques employed in Mohs micrographic surgery and staged excision
Appraise the value of imiquimod as primary or adjuvant therapy for melanoma in situ
Faculty Disclosure Statement
Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski has no financial relationships to disclose.
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The University of Pittsburg 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 contact hour 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 Centers Commission on Accreditation.
We gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation in support of this activity.
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