Dermatology Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Dermatologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Series 3 (DERM3) Topics Include:  Managing Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin, Early Diagnosis, Common Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Acne Treatment, Atopic Dermatitis Risk Factors, and more.

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Course Topics

Atopic Dermatitis/Management of Sleep Apnea

Elaborate on the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis; Address disrupted sleep and other comorbidities in children with atopic dermatitis; Provide patients with effective therapeutic options for atopic dermatitis; Recognize how oral and nasal devices and body-positioning appliances can improve obstructive sleep apnea; Select patients most likely to benefit from pharmacologic or surgical treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

Highlights from Scripps Melanoma 2020: 30th Annual Cutaneous Malignancy Update: Diagnosis and Treatment

Recognize the value of early diagnosis of melanoma; 2. Compare and contrast current methods for diagnosis of melanoma; Explain how computer-based applications may be used in the future to perform diagnostic evaluations for melanoma; Summarize the efficacy and safety of immunotherapies and targeted therapies for adjuvant treatment of melanoma; Select a systemic therapy for adjuvant treatment of melanoma on the basis of patient comorbidities, histologic and molecular characteristics of the tumor, and anatomic location of disease.

Physician Wellness

Identify the components of the Stanford model for wellness; Recognize factors that contribute to burnout among physicians; Implement strategies to minimize burnout and improve wellness among physicians; Elaborate on metabolic changes associated with shift work and burnout in health care workers; Minimize the impact of sleep deprivation in individuals with shift work disorder.

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections /Congenital Infections

Describe the pathology and etiology of skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus; Treat common skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus; Advise families on elimination communication to reduce the use of diapers, thereby reducing skin and soft tissue infections; Screen newborns for congenital syphilis, herpes simplex virus, and Zika virus infection; Provide a management plan for infants with congenital syphilis or herpes simplex virus infection.


Tube Cholecystostomy/Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Optimize timing of cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis; Compare options for the follow-up management of patients with a tube cholecystostomy; Choose effective surgical and nonsurgical options for the management of basal cell carcinoma of the skin; Design a plan for the management of regional lymph nodes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma; Treat patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.

Atopic Dermatitis /Hair Loss

Provide immediate relief to children with atopic dermatitis in the office; Apply a wet wrap dressing; Advise families on clothing options for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis; Define the features associated with common types of hair loss in pediatric patients; Recognize the causes of pediatric hair loss that can result in permanent scarring.

Highlights from Melanoma 2020: 30th Annual Cutaneous Malignancy Update

Characterize the relationship between exposure to UV radiation and the development of melanoma; Recognize the limitations of using wide local excision for cutaneous melanoma; Select patients who may benefit from Mohs micrographic surgery for cutaneous melanoma; Identify risk factors for development of multiple primary melanomas; Compare clinicopathologic characteristics of first and subsequent primary melanomas.


Diagnose anxiety disorders in children; Counsel patients and their families on recognizing and managing symptoms of anxiety disorders; Recommend appropriate therapeutic interventions for childhood anxiety disorders; Characterize the pathogenesis of acne; Select the most appropriate treatment algorithm for acne, according to severity of disease.

Atopic Dermatitis / Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Identify risk factors for atopic dermatitis; Differentiate between atopic dermatitis and related skin pathologies; Manage atopic dermatitis; Distinguish among types of patient safety events; Devise strategies for monitoring and improving patient safety and quality standards.

Complications of Filler Injection

Manage sterile and infectious granulomas; Identify cutaneous necrosis; Perform an evaluation for signs of vascular occlusion; Prevent vision loss related to filler injections; Differentiate among possible causes of malar edema.


Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Allergy Review

If you have taken the current Dermatology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.