Massachusetts Medical Society: Dermatology Updates and Pearls

Dermatology Updates and Pearls

Dermatology Updates and Pearls NEDS Didactic Meeting

Course Overview
Dermatologists have indicated the need to broaden their knowledge of a wide range of clinical dermatology topics and may not be familiar with certain diagnoses that require rapid referral or the latest standards of care and research developments. This is due to the advancement in the treatments and medications available to legal and healthcare policy changes as well as quality measures. This program will assist these physicians to become more well-versed in the diagnosis and management of rare disorders or new findings. 

Faculty & Session Titles
Dorothea, Barton
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Section Chief of Complex Dermatology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
"Dermatology-Rheumatology Interdisciplinary Clinic: The Dartmouth Hitchcock Experience”

Lin Brown, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
and is Co-director of The Dermatology-Rheumatology Interdisciplinary Clinic
"Dermatology-Rheumatology Interdisciplinary Clinic: The Dartmouth Hitchcock Experience”

J. Elliott Call, MD
Chief Resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
“Cutaneous Manifestations of Illicit Substance Abuse"

Joi Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Vice Chair of Operations
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
"Skin Directed Therapy for Mycosis Fungoides"

Carsten R. Hamann, MD, PhD
Assistant Chief Resident of Research
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
“Dermatologic Manifestations of COVID/SARS-CoV2 and Other Coronaviruses”

Julianne Mann, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
"When Bread and Butter is Actually Toast and Jam:  Cases of ‘Mimics’ That Will Broaden Your Pediatric Dermatology Differentials”

Lynette Margesson, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
“Down There: What Do You know?"

Peter Schalock, MD
Private practice physician, Milford, MA
Former Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
"Nickel Allergy is Boring?!"

Intended Audience
Dermatologists, researchers, dermatopathologists, residents, fellows, NPs and PAs

Course Objectives
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify signs, symptoms, and pathophysiology of dermatological diseases and conditions, including rare and unusual dermatological diseases

  • Formulate a diagnosis and describe evidence-based practices for treatment of dermatological diseases and conditions

Session Objectives

“Dermatology-Rheumatology Interdisciplinary Clinic: The Dartmouth Hitchcock Experience”

  • Introduce attendees to the interworkings of a multidisciplinary Dermatology/Rheumatology clinic at a tertiary referral academic center
  • Give attendees an overview of common Derm/Rheum overlap syndromes and the role of an interdisciplinary approach in their treatment

"Cutaneous Manifestations of Illicit Substance Abuse”

  • Recognize cutaneous manifestations caused by commonly used illicit substances.
  • Identify cutaneous conditions associated with adulterants, contaminants, infectious agents and mechanical injury related to illicit substance abuse

“Skin Directed Therapy for Mycosis Fungoides”

  • Review options for skin directed therapy in mycosis fungoides
  • Maximize use of NBUVB and PUVA for mycosis fungoides

“Dermatologic Manifestations of COVID/SARS-CoV2 and Other Coronaviruses”

  • Identify and describe dermatologic manifestations of COVID/SARS-CoV2
  • Compare dermatologic manifestations of COVID/SARS-CoV2  to those of previous coronavirus pandemics

“When Bread and Butter is Actually Toast and Jam:  Cases of ‘Mimics’ That Will Broaden Your Pediatric Dermatology Differentials”

  • Review a potpourri of interesting pediatric dermatology cases that mimic bread and butter conditions
  • Appreciate the clinical features that allow these conditions to be correctly identified and distinguished from more their more common counterparts

“Down There: What Do You know?”

  • Recognize and manage vulvar lichen sclerosus.
  • Recognize and manage vulvar aphthae.

 “Nickel Allergy is Boring?!”

  • Identify the presentations of systemic allergic contact dermatitis to metals
  • Learn to advise patients with systemic nickel allergy syndrome

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Dermatological Society. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 3.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Evaluation: You must complete the evaluation to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $48.75
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: $97.50
Non-Members Resident/Student: $24.40
Allied Health Professional/Other: $39.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video, 3.25 hours

Activity Term
Original Release Date: June1, 2020
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: July 1, 2020

System requirements:
Desktops/Laptops

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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