Derm Exam Prep Course

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The 2016 Derm Exam Prep Course: Refresher will take place at the Academy's 74th Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Annual Meeting, please visit the Annual Meeting Web page.


This information-packed weekend can help you build confidence and refresh knowledge as you approach examination day.

Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • Review questions and diagnoses selected from the MOC Recertification Exam.
  • Examine images and clinical cases to reveal learning opportunities.
  • Enjoy interactive sessions with personal access to expert faculty speakers who can answer questions on site.
  • Network with peers, share insights, and benchmark your knowledge against theirs.

Explore this course

  • Course information

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this course, the learner should be able to:

    1. Diagnose general dermatologic conditions and diseases within the American Board of Dermatology standards for competency.
    2. Identify dermatologic diseases and conditions based on case vignettes and images.
    3. Self-assess current knowledge and reflect on their clinical practice as stimulated by the dermatologic images, anonymous benchmarking feedback and discussion at the course
    4. Self-identify content areas for additional study in preparation for the examination.
    5. Describe the four components of Maintenance of Certification.

    Target audience

    The primary target audiences for this course are dermatologists preparing for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination being conducted by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD).  

    Secondary audiences include dermatologists currently enrolled in MOC and other dermatologists wishing to benchmark their medical knowledge in general dermatology and/or the subspecialties of dermatopathology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and medical dermatology against competence standards as determined by the American Board of Dermatology. 

    *The American Academy of Dermatology is not involved in the selection of test questions included in the ABD MOC examination or in determining the criteria that constitutes a passing grade. Participation in this course does not guarantee a passing grade for the MOC examination. 

    CME accreditation

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    AMA Credit Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    AAD Recognized Credit
    This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 17.5 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award. 
     
    MOC Component 2 Points
    All attendees of the Derm Exam Prep Course will receive 33 self-assessment points for participating in the General Dermatology review sessions on Saturday and Sunday!
     

    Disclaimer

    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty.  Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
     

    Exam questions

    If you have questions regarding the exam requirements or the MOC program, contact the ABD at www.abderm.org.

  • Schedule and faculty

    Schedule and faculty

    Friday

    Time Event
    12:00 to 8:30 p.m. Registration
    1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Subspecialty module review: Concurrent sessions (Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, or dermatopathology)
    Break from 2:40 to 3 p.m.
    4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
    6:30 to 10 p.m. Repeat of subspecialty sessions
    (Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, or dermatopathology)
    Break from 8:10 to 8:30 p.m.

    Subspecialty module sessions. Please note: To assist with scheduling, content from the afternoon module is duplicated in the evening. We encourage you to register for the subspecialty that you will be testing in. Registration  for one subspeciality is required; a second specialty is optional.

    Space for each module is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Saturday

    Time Event
    7:30 - 11:00 a.m. Registration
    7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
    General dermatology - Clinical images
    8 to 8:50 a.m. Maintenance of Certification/ABD exam structure discussion
    8:50 to 10:25 a.m. Content review
    10:25 to 10:40 a.m. Break
    10:40 to 12:15 p.m. Content review
    12:15 to 12:25 p.m. Q & A
    12:25 to 1:20 p.m. Lunch
    1:20 to 2:55 p.m. Content review
    2:55 to 3:10 p.m. Break
    3:10 to 4:45 p.m. Content review
    4:45 to 5 p.m. Director wrap-up
    5 p.m. Adjourn

    Sunday

    Time Event
    7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
    General dermatology review - clinical images
    8 to 9:35 a.m. Content review
    9:35 to 9:50 a.m. Break
    9:50 to 11:25 a.m. Content review
    11:25 to 11:40 a.m. Conclusion
    11:40 a.m. Adjourn

    Faculty

    Course director Nicole Burkemper, MD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Dermatology and Dermatopathology St. Louis University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO
       
    Co-Director Michelle B. Tarbox, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, TX
       
    Invited faculty:
    Medical dermatology Milan J. Anadkat, MD
    Associate Professor of Dermatology
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

    Caroline Halverstam, MD
    Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    New York, NY

    Catherine Clayton Newman, MD
    Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    Department of Dermatology
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
       
    Pediatric dermatology Melinda Jen, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA

    Jonathan A. Dryer, MD
    Associate Professor of Dermatology and Child Health
    University of Missouri Department of Dermatology
    Columbia, MO

    Wynnis L. Tom, MD
    Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
    Rady Children's Hospital
    San Diego, CA
       
    Surgical dermatology David R. Carr, MD
    Assistant Professor Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery
    Ohio State University Medical Center
    Columbus, OH

    Ian A. Maher, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology St. Louis University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

    Margaret W. Mann, MD
    Assistant Professor, Director of Aesthetic Dermatology
    Case Western Reserve
    Cleveland, OH
       
    Dermatopathology

    M. Yadira Hurley, MD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
    St. Louis University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

    Brian L. Swick, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Iowa City, IA

    Michelle B. Tarbox, MD, FAAD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology
    Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, TX


    Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)

    It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in a CME-certified activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest(s) that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child).  “Relevant financial relationships”[1] include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest[2]. Typically, such relationships would be with companies that sell health care products or services that are consumed by or used in the treatment of patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in CME-certified educational activities by individuals with a relevant financial relationship with commercial interest(s), but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether or not said relationship(s) influenced the content of the educational activity.

    Planner and faculty disclosure information is located within the syllabus distributed at the course. Faculty have been asked to also make a verbal disclosure at the start of their presentations supplemented by a disclosure slide to verify the accuracy of the disclosure information printed in the syllabus and ensure their disclosure information is shared with the learners PRIOR to the presentation taking place.

    Resolution of conflicts of interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

    [1] Relevant Financial Relationships: The ACCME defines ‟relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Source: www.accme.org.

    [2] Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in “conflict‟ with the interests of the public. Source: www.accme.org.

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