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15th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy and Update on Malignant Melanoma 2020 - LIVESTREAM

December 4, 2020 to December 6, 2020

Course Directors: James W. Jakub, M.D., Aaron R. Mangold, M.D., and David L. Swanson, M.D.

December 4 - 6, 2020 - LIVESTREAM

This three-day course will provide the attendee with a multidisciplinary review of standard of care management practices and state-of-the-art advances in care of the patient with cutaneous malignancy, particularly melanoma but including squamous cell cancer. The first day will focus on epidemiology, prevention, pathology, surgical treatment and advances in systemic therapy for patients with melanoma and squamous cell cancer. Afternoon sessions will focus on surgery, medical oncology and introduction to dermoscopy. The last two days are an in-depth immersion into dermoscopy for evaluating skin diseases with a focus on neoplasms. Participants will develop practical skills that will enable them to be more comfortable approaching patients with potentially dangerous skin lesions. The intended audience are dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians, NPs and PAs in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and General Practice. 

Registration FeesOn or Before
September 14
September 14
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$400$450
Allied Health, NP, PA, Retirees, Fellows, Residents$375$425
ABDerm/ABS MOC 2020 - Dermoscopy Imaging Self-Assessment Module$100$100


Target Audience

Dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians in internal medicine, family practice, and general practice, including MD, PA and NPs

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:


  • Apply pattern analysis and simple algorithms for the identification of skin neoplasms.
  • Identify and differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions using dermoscopy.
  • Describe uses of dermoscopy outside the discipline of cutaneous malignancy.


  • Evaluate the efficacy and risks of sunscreens
  • Describe and compare biopsy techniques and indications
  • Cite the rationale for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with melanoma
  • Describe an appropriate surveillance program following treatment of melanoma
  • Identify and stage high risk squamous cell cancer.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 18.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/04/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/06/2020 - 12:45pm

This course is a Livestream course.  Information on how to connect will be provided to the participants prior to the start of the course.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statements:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 18.25 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

General Session
Friday7.25 AMA, Attendance, AOA Category 2-A
Saturday6.50 AMA, Attendance, AOA Category 2-A
Sunday4.50 AMA, Attendance, AOA Category 2-A

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Available Credit

  • 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.25 AOA Category 2-A
  • 18.25 Attendance
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