F135 - Practical Management of Atypical Melanocytic Lesions
Monday, March 4; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Implement strategies and understand current technologies in clinical practice to accurately monitor atypical nevus patients while avoiding unnecessary biopsies.
- Recognize clinical features of concerning melanocytic lesions on the scalp/face vs. trunk/extremity vs. acral areas in complex nevus patients.
- Describe challenges in biopsying pigmented lesions and strategies to improve diagnostic accuracy.
Dermatologists are faced with the difficult task of evaluating and managing patients with atypical melanocytic lesions. This forum will review practical strategies for the evaluation of patients with complex nevus exams and the process of deciding to biopsy a lesion. Clinical case examples utilizing clinical as well as dermoscopic photos of challenging pigmented lesion patients will be presented by location, including scalp and facial, truncal and extremity, and acral lesions. Challenging biopsy scenarios will also be discussed, with review or strategies and technology to improve diagnostic accuracy. This forum is directed to all general dermatologists.
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 20 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.
- Kim, Caroline C., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- Ming, Michael E., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- Nelson, Kelly C., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- Stein, Jennifer A., MD, PhD: MoleSafe, Inc. – O(Fees); UpToDate, Inc – O(IP);
- Tarbox, Michelle B., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Dr. Kim / Introduction/Overview: Practical Management of Atypical Melanocytic Lesions
Dr. Nelson / Management of Atypical Truncal/Extremity Melanocytic Lesions and Technologies for Monitoring
Dr. Stein / Management of Atypical Acral Melanocytic Lesions
Dr. Tarbox / Management of Atypical Scalp/Facial Melanocytic Lesions
Dr. Ming / Biopsying Atypical Melanocytic Lesions