13th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy & Update on Malignant Melanoma 2018

Scottsdale, AZ US
December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018

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

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 melanoma. The first day will focus on epidemiology, prevention, pathology, surgical treatment and advances in systemic therapy for patients with melanoma. There will be breakout sessions focused on surgery, medical oncology and introduction to dermoscopy. The last two days are an in-depth immersion into dermoscopy for imaging of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin lesions. Participants will develop practical skills that will enable them to be more comfortable approaching patients with atypical skin lesions. This dermoscopy section is primarily targeted to clinicians, but NPs/PAs and residents with a focus on this field will find it valuable as well. The intended audience is dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians in internal medicine, family practice and general practitioners.

Registration Fees

General Session
Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$970.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$870.00
One Day Registration (Friday, December 7)$425.00
Additional Options
Printed Syllabus - Must be purchased by November 20, 2018$75.00
Imaging Self-Assessment Module
(post course)
Melanoma Self-Assessment Module (post course)$100.00

Exhibitor Inquiry

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. You may view exhibit and sponsorship options and register to participate here . If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians in internal medicine, family practice, and general practice including MD, PA and NPs.

Learning Objectives


  • Apply pattern analysis and simple algorithms for the identification of skin neoplasms.
  • Identify and differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions using dermoscopy.


  • Evaluate the efficacy and risks of sunscreens, vitamin D, and tanning.
  • Describe and compare biopsy techniques and indications.
  • Describe the side effects of therapy for advanced melanoma.
  • Evaluate the important aspects of pathology reports for melanoma and identify the relevant prognostic information.
  • Cite the pros/cons and rational for sentinel lymph node biopsy in primary cutaneous melanoma.
  • List some of the management options for advanced melanoma.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/07/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/09/2018 - 3:15pm

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

The room block is now full. If you still need to reserve a room, please contact the hotel by calling 480-624-1000 or 1-800 Westin-1 and indicate you will be an attendee of the Mayo Clinic Dermoscopy course. You may also contact Stefanie Logan, Group Account Coordinator at the Westin, at Stefanie.Logan@westinhotels.com. Please note her office hours are Mo-Fr from 8:30 am to 5 pm. 

Guest Faculty

Aimilios Lallas, M.D.
Ashfaq A. Marghoob, M.D.
Margaret C. Oliviero, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Harper N. Price, M.D.
Harold S. Rabinovitz, M.D.
Steven Q. Wang, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Sanjay P. Bagaria, M.D.
Christian L. Baum, M.D.
Matthew S. Block, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard J. Gray, M.D.
Katherine S. Hunt Brendish, M.S., Ph.D.
James W. Jakub, M.D.
Richard Joseph, M.D.
Aaron R. Mangold, M.D 
Juan-Carlos Martinez, M.D.
Mahesh Seetharam, M.D.
Parminder Singh, M.D.
Jason C. Sluzevich, M.D.
Chee-Chee H. Stucky, M.D.
David L. Swanson, M.D.

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 Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 21.25 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

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

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Available Credit

  • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.25 Attendance

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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to mca.cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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