Midwest Dermatology Conference
Virtual Experience Agenda

Virtual Agenda

Our 2020 Featured Speakers Include: Kasey D’Amato, PA-C; Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C; Shani Francis, MD; Alexandra Golant, MD; Jeffrey Hsu, MD; John Kalis, MD; Rana Kennelly, RN; B. Jang Mi Johnson, PA-C; Pearl Kwong, MD; John Koo, MD; Michael Lewitt, MD; Neill Peters, MD; Theodore Rosen, MD; Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD; Matthew Zirwas, MD

August 20, 2020 – February 28, 2021 On-Demand and Virtual Exhibit Hall

Live Virtual Q&A on September 12, 2020

Live Poster Presentations and Live Product Theaters
To be announced soon!

19 AAPA Category I CME Credit Hours

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

Given by:
Andrea Rutherford, PA-C

Dermoscopy

  • Discuss the role of dermoscopy in Dermatology
  • Review terminology used in dermoscopy
  • Review the two-step algorithm used to differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions
  • Discuss pattern analysis used to determine benign vs. malignant melanocytic lesions

Faculty:
Neill Peters, MD

Dermoscopy II

  • Review major criteria seen on dermoscopy in invasive superficial spreading melanoma
  • Discuss dermoscopic features of lentigo maligna
  • Highlight difficulties in diagnosing amelanotic melanoma
  • Apply dermoscopic skills to a series of unknowns to assess proficiency

Faculty:
Neill Peters, MD

Practical Psychodermatology

  • Learn the different categories of pychodermatology disorders
  • Learn how to use selected psychopharmacological agents
  • Learn how to connect to delusional patients
  • Learn to recognize and manage patients with cutaneous sensory disorders

Faculty:
John Koo, MD

PA Employment Post COVID-19

  • Understand how to navigate changing salary trends and an uncertain job market
  • Learn negotiation strategies during difficult economic times
  • Understand basic business principals and why some practices will thrive and others will fail
  • Discuss long term potential changes to the industry including Telemed and Consolidation

Faculty:
Kasey D’Amato, PA-C

Negotiation Skills for Life, PA Roles Outside of Clinical Care, Entrepreneurship Tools for Success 

  • Learn the fundamentals for successful negotiations in all aspects of life
  • Understand Derm PA Salary Structures and how to negotiate in any situation
  • Understand the different roles and opportunities for PAs outside of clinical care
  • Get a basic fundamental understanding of how to bring an idea from concept to creation.

Faculty:
Kasey D’Amato, PA-C

Liquid Nitrogen Techniques and Tips

  • Understand the principals of cryosurgery
  • Be able to perform the spray techniques
  • Be able to perform the cotton tip and tweezer techniques
  • Be able to perform the cryo probe technique

Faculty:
John Kalis, MD

Updates in Management of Atopic Dermatitis

  • Understand the approach to the management of the patient with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
  • Understand updates in the diagnosis and management of chronic hand dermatitis
  • Understand the changing treatment landscape in atopic dermatitis, including novel biologics and other topical and systemic therapies in development.
  • Become familiar with the management of common side effects from current systemic treatment options.

Faculty:
Alexandra Golant, M.D.

PRP: Does It Even Work?

  • Identify appropriate candidates for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections based on medical/aesthetic need determined by evidence-based protocols to optimize outcomes
  • Describe the various standards of care to safely administer secondary uses of Autologous PRP injections for medical pain management
  • Apply proper injection technique of PRP to safely administer the product, minimize complications and provide optimal patient outcomes
  • Employ strategies to attain and retain PRP patients in your practice

Faculty:
Jeffrey Hsu, MD

Microtoxin

  • Increase knowledge of facial anatomy in reference to neuromodulators
  • Go over reconstitution techniques
  • Understand the patient selection for optimal results
  • Understand common complications that may occur with neuromodulators and how to manage these complications with proper safety protocols

Faculty:
Rana Kennelly, RN

Biologics for Psoriasis; “An Embarrassment of Riches”

  • Review the currently commercially available biologic therapies and their targets
  • Choose the most appropriate biologic therapy for your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients starting
  • Review recommendations for monitoring a patient on biologic therapy
  • How to manage difficulty patient / co-morbid PSO/PSA

Faculty:
Michael Lewitt, MD

Cultural-Medical Practices in Skin of Color

  • Highlighting ethnic complementary and alternative medicine practices that have derm consequences. Thus, when a derm provider sees xyz, They should know to ask the patient about CAM which is associated’ with specific skin of color populations.

Faculty:
Theodore Rosen, MD

The Red Face

  • Categorize the various types of disorders which may cause the face to be red
  • Recognize subtle differences in pattern which characterize specific diseases associated with a red face
  • Identify select unusual or rare causes of a red face
  • Initiate timely and proper treatment to ameliorate or eliminate the red face

Faculty:
Theodore Rosen, MD

Hair Loss

  • To highlight the psychosocial burden of hair loss disorders on patient quality of life
  • To discuss a practical clinical approach to managing a hair loss patient
  • To explore complementary alternative treatments for hair loss disorders
  • To discuss emerging treatments for hair loss disorders

Faculty:
Shani Francis, MD

Pediatric Skin Lesions

  • To illustrate examples of common pediatric skin lesions that one should be familiar with
  • To discuss the morphologies of these skin lesions and their characteristics
  • To discuss the differential diagnoses of these pediatric skin lesions
  • To discuss management of these pediatric skin lesions

Faculty:
Pearl Kwong, MD

Pediatric Acne

  • To discuss presentations of acne in different age groups
  • To discuss differential diagnosis of acneiform lesions
  • To discuss current management guidelines and new therapies for acne.
  • To use illustrative challenging cases of pediatric acne

Faculty:
Pearl Kwong, MD

Lifestyle Medicine

  1. Identify the 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
  2. Understand how to apply basic principles of Lifestyle Medicine to a dermatology practice
  3. Describe the dermatologic diseases that are most affected most by lifestyle factors
  4. Identify evidence-based lifestyle interventions to improve management of certain dermatologic diseases

Faculty:
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

Covid-19, Beneath the Skin’s Surface

  • Recognize and describe different rashes commonly (or uncommonly) seen in a patient with covid-19 infection.
  • Identify differential diagnoses of these rashes.
  • Understand the theoretical pathophysiology of each rash.
  • Gain an understanding of the experiences of healthcare workers in the midst of crisis.

Faculty:
B. Jang Mi Johnson, PA-C

Derm Quiz Bowl

This will be a Live Derm Challenge on September 12 at 9:30am CST. Stay tuned for more information!

  1. Use clinical and scientific questions to create learning

  2. Present clinical cases and solicit diagnosis from audience

  3. 20 quiz bowl questions focused on dermatology knowledge

  4. Use quiz bowl questions to discuss common and uncommon dermatology disorders

Faculty:
Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C

How An Expert Approaches Eczema

  1. Identify likely contact allergen sources based on the distribution dermatitis.
  2. Recognize which patients are most likely to benefit from patch testing.
  3. Define a treatment plan for patients presenting with widespread, non-specific, highly pruritic dermatitis.
  4. Recognize common mimics of dermatitis that are unlikely to respond to topicals.

Faculty:
Matthew Zirwas, MD

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