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Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care


Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
Up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: up to 12 hours
Lead Author(s): C. Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD
The author(s)/contributor(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements 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 at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2015
Original Release Date: May 1, 2001
Most Recent Series Review by Author: May 1, 2013
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: May 1, 2013
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 Approval Period: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2015
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by grant R44 CA78056 from the US National Cancer Institute

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center 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.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

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

The following CME Office Reviewer(s) state(s) that neither s/he nor any immediate family members have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with this activity:

John M. Harris, Jr., MD

Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
About the Author (2007 - Present)

Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD

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.

Disclosure

Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Author of Past Editions

Stuart J. Salasche, MD

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.

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User Comments
by Hidden | Mar 9, 2014
Excellent!! Great info and excellent photos!
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Managing Patients with Skin Cancer Risk Factors
by Hidden | Mar 9, 2014
Excellent derm lesson!! Great pictures and explanations!
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Differentiating Common Benign Lesions from Melanomas
by luis ulloa | Dec 14, 2013
excellent presentation of skin cancers for the general internist
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
by Khiem Lai | Dec 3, 2013
I have attended a few courses on skin cancer, most of them are hand-on workshops; I still benefit from taking this on-line course. The author presents useful information in a way that is clear and easy to follow.
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care
by Mary Beth Lindsay | Mar 30, 2012
The clinical examples and the actual photographs of lesions were extremely helpful.
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Differentiating Common Benign Lesions from Melanomas
by Frederick Delboy | Feb 12, 2012
Maybe most useful part as preventing disease4 in pts <18 yo may be our best bet at reducing malig melanoma and other UVR related illnesses
Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care: Skin Cancer Prevention
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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