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Activity: Hereditary Melanoma

Release Date: February 13, 2013

Last Reviewed: January 11, 2011

Expiration Date: February 12, 2014

Time to Complete Activity: 1.25 Hours


Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD*
Director, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
*Since this webinar was filmed, Dr. Leachman is now working as Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Her contact information is 3303 SW Bond Ave CH 16D, Portland, OR 97239; 503-494-1375, [email protected].

Douglas G. Adler, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and genetics professionals.

Educational Objectives

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify high-risk individuals who are appropriate candidates for genetic counseling and testing.
  • Evaluate the role and process of genetic testing for hereditary melanoma.
  • Explain the cancer risks, surveillance and medical management for hereditary melanoma patients.

Faculty Disclosures

In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Douglas G. Adler, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC

No financial relationships to disclose.

Melanoma Care, LLC staff members have no financial conflicts to disclose.

The independent peer reviewer has no conflicts to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

Melanoma Care, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Melanoma Care, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education Committee and Myriad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Instructions for Participation

To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants should:

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information.
  • View the online activity in its entirety.
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer at least 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the activity. Once you have achieved a score of at least 70%, the rationale for each corrct response will appear.
  • A certificate of participation will be available for downloading/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

There is no fee required for participation in this activity.


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