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Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care


Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care

CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) per hr./credit
Up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: up to 12 hours
Author(s): Norman Levine, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
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Course Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the biology of ultraviolet radiation and methods to protect the skin.
  • Demonstrate increased proficiency in the management of potentially malignant skin lesions.
  • Make early diagnoses of skin cancers, particularly melanoma.
  • Identify, understand, and react to risk factors for skin cancer.
  • Develop targeted skin cancer screening and prevention efforts for your patients that are appropriate for each patient's level of skin cancer risk.
  • Differentiate between suspicious and benign lesions.
  • Manage patients with actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2019
Original Release Date: May 1, 2001
Most Recent Series Review by Author: May 1, 2017
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: May 1, 2017
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by grant R44 CA78056 from the US National Cancer Institute
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
Up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2019
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by grant R44 CA78056 from the US National Cancer Institute

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
About the Author (2016 - Present)

Norman Levine, MD

Dr. Norman Levine practices dermatology privately in Tucson, Arizona. He was previously a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona (UA), where he served as the Chief of Dermatology for 17 years and was also Director of the UA Residency Training Program for 4 years. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications, including 3 books.

Disclosure

Dr. Levine states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Authors/Editors of Past Editions

Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD (2007 - 2015)

Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arizona. She directs the Pigmented Lesion Clinic and Multidisciplinary Oncology Program at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski has received a career development grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is the lead investigator on a large melanoma chemoprevention case control study at the Harvard Cancer Center. She has also held faculty appointments at Boston University and Harvard Medical School.

Stuart J. Salasche, MD (2001 - 2007)

Dr. Salasche is a widely recognized authority in dermatology. He is a senior editor of the journal Dermatologic Surgery and Assistant Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is currently a member of the Dermatology clinical faculty at The University of Arizona.

Dr. Salasche has also held faculty appointments at Brooke Army Medical Center and Harvard University. He has practiced clinical dermatology for 25 years, served on the boards of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, and the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons. He was President of this last organization in 1993-94.

Dr. Salasche has authored or edited eight books on dermatology, nine textbook chapters, and 50 peer-reviewed articles. He would like to express his gratitude to Norman Levine, MD; Ida Orenga, MD; and Annette Wagner, MD for providing pictorial material used in this course.

Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
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User Comments
by Edward Blanchette | Oct 9, 2018
AN excellent, very practical review
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Managing Patients with Skin Cancer Risk Factors
by Edward Blanchette | Oct 9, 2018
A rigorous review of melanoma identification with supportive, incisive discussions of the pictorial findings and reasons for the clinical decisions judged to be correct.
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Early Recognition and Management of Melanoma
by HASSAN FAGIEH | Sep 2, 2018
This course is excellent and valued, I recommend this course for all health care proffissional.
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Early Recognition and Management of Melanoma
by allen kantrowitz | Jan 16, 2018
excellent course
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
by allen kantrowitz | Jan 16, 2018
very good
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
by allen kantrowitz | Jan 16, 2018
very good course
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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