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W003 - Hands-on: Wound Closures

Monday, March 4; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize anatomic considerations of wound closures on the head and neck to optimize outcomes and avoid complications.
  • Identify design and execution pearls and pitfalls for linear closures and advancement, rotation, and transposition flaps.
  • Perform complex linear repairs and the various types of local flap closures, ranging from complex to advanced, depending on participant skill.


This session is geared toward beginner and intermediate levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of wound closure techniques, with faculty engaged in teaching at each table. Relevant anatomy and the fundamentals of wound closures will be discussed in brief didactic format. Complex layered linear repairs and local flaps including all types of advancement, rotation, and transposition flaps will be reviewed. Participants will then have opportunity for realistic hands-on practice with cadaveric arms and heads. Anatomic considerations, suture technique pearls, and safe techniques for optimizing outcome and minimizing complications will be emphasized. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at


  • Arron, Sarah T., MD, PhD: Amyris, Inc. – C(H); Biossance – C(H); Castle Biosciences – I(S); Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals – C(H); Enspectra Health – C(H); Genentech, Inc. – E(ST), I(S); Gerson Lehrman Group – C(H); LEO Pharma, US – I(S); Menlo Therapeutics – I(S); Pennside Partners – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – I(S); Rakuten Aspyrian – C(H); Regeneron – C(H); Sanofi Genzyme – C(H); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – C(H), I(S);
  • Chow, Conroy, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Council, Martha Laurin, MD: Sanofi/Regeneron – C(H);
  • Hurst, Eva A., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Makhzoumi, Zaineb Hassan, MD: Genentech, Inc. – Speaker/Faculty Education(H);
  • Nemer, Kathleen M, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Yoo, Simon S., MD: Castle Biosciences – I(NC);
  • Yu, Siegrid S., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Monday, March 4
9:00 AM
Dr. Makhzoumi / Anatomic and Aesthetic Considerations in the Head and Neck
9:10 AM
Dr. Chow / Suturing Pearls
9:20 AM
Dr. Nemer / CLLC & Advancement Flaps
9:40 AM
All faculty / Hands On
10:10 AM
Dr. Council / Rotation Flaps
10:20 AM
Dr. Yoo / Transposition Flap
10:35 AM
All faculty / Hands On
11:05 AM
Dr. Arron / Surgical Execution Pearls
11:15 AM
All faculty / Hands On
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 147B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Siegrid S. Yu, MD, FAAD
  • Eva A. Hurst, MD, FAAD
  • Conroy Chow, MD, FAAD
  • Kathleen M Nemer, MD - Handout
  • Martha Laurin Council, MD, FAAD
  • Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Simon S. Yoo, MD, FAAD
  • Zaineb Hassan Makhzoumi, MD, FAAD