8th Annual Wallace H. Clark, Jr., MD Lectureship in Cutaneous Oncology & Melanoma Symposium

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: December 24, 2006

Conference Dates: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Conference Location: University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Research Building II/III, Ground Floor Auditorium, Curie Blvd., and Osler Way, Phila., PA

Sponsoring Group: Penn's Department of Dermatology and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Conference Objectives: After completing the activity, patients should be able to:

  • Diagnose patients with uncommon skin conditions;
  • Suggest work up or treatment of patients with resistant skin disease;
  • Learn from the presentation of patients with rare dermatoses;
  • Explore methods to improve health care quality;
  • Facilitate communication between physicians;
  • Gain consensus regarding best management, thereby reducing medical errors.

Who Should Attend: This program has been designed for faculty, residents and medical students of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College, Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine and Hahneman University and any healthcare professional interested in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:05 AM Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:05-9:30 AM Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Borderline and Difficult Melanoma Diagnoses
  • 9:30-10:00 AM Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD Genes and Environment: Susceptibility to Second Primary Melanoma
  • 10:00-10:30 AM Phyllis A. Gimotty, PhD Identifying High Risk Melanomas: Lessons from the Pigmented Lesion Group
  • 10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break
  • 11:00-12:00 PM Boris C. Bastian, MD Classifying Melanocytic Neoplasia: Integrating Morphology and Genetics

Registration Information: For more information, or to request a brochure, please contact Mary Graham at grahamm@mail.med.upenn.edu or 215-662-7328.

Conference Fees: This program is free of charge.

Continuing Education: Yes

Miscellany: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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