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4th Annual SKIN: Practical Dermatology for the Generalist 2019

Chicago, IL US
April 25, 2019 to April 27, 2019

Course Directors: Alison J. Bruce, M.B., Ch.B.,   Dawn Marie R. Davis, M.D.,  Steven A. Nelson, M.D., Nathan A. Jacobson, D.O., Julie M. Alleckson, APRN, C.N.P.

SKIN: Practical Dermatology for the Generalist is the 4th Mayo Clinic course taught by expert dermatologists from the three Mayo Clinic national practices in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona with the goal of teaching practical dermatology to the non-dermatologist. The course will consist of interactive lectures covering multiple aspects of dermatology including management of moles, skin infections, cancers, rashes, lumps and bumps, and simple dermatologic procedures. The information presented will be relevant to a broad range of non-dermatologists and primary care providers. It will allow these practitioners to feel comfortable caring for patients with skin conditions.

Course Highlights:

•    5.50 hours of designated of pharmacology content​​​​
•    Clinical to Dermoscopic: Evaluation of Melanocytic Lesions
​​​​•    Clinical to Dermoscopic: Evaluation of Nonmelanocytic Lesions
​​​​•    Getting to Brass Tacks on Nails
•    What Do You Mean "Dermatitis"?
•    The Itchy Patient
•    Acne Tips and Pearls
•    Fungus Among Us
•    Rashes You Get on Vacation
•    Common Rashes in Children​​​​
•    Papulosquamous Disorders: When It's Not Dermatitis 
​​​​​​•    Is This a Drug Rash?
•    Biopsies and Other Office Procedures

Full Fee: MD, DO, Scientist


Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,  Allied Health Professional, Retiree



Additional Information:

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the attached exhibit form and submit to Kathy Fuqua

Course brochure (PDF)

Target Audience

The information presented will be relevant to a broad range of non-dermatologists and primary care providers, including general practitioners, internists, physicians, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, APRNs and registered nurses..

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate a variety of skin lesions, differentiating common and benign lesions from those which require more aggressive management.
  • Recognize the need for appropriate sample technique and the role of pathology in directing management.
  • Recognize and differentiate common rashes from those which can be life threatening, and determine when referral is indicated.
  • Recognize and appropriately treat common dermatoses.
  • Integrate the rationale and use of various topical and systemic therapies including corticosteroids, anti-fungals and antibiotics.
  • Integrate skin cancer management skills into clinical practice.

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: 
  • 15.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 ANCC
  • 15.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/25/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/27/2019 - 12:30pm

Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Click here to reserve your room before March 25, 2019, in order to receive a discounted rate (limited number available) of $209 for a single/double, $229 for a triple, and $249 for a quad room. Children under the age of 18 stay complimentary, access to fitness center, daily cook-to-order breakfast, evening cocktail reception and high-speed internet is included in the room rate. Rates are available 3 days before and after the course if rooms are available.  Please contact us at 800-323-2688 if you are unable to book additional dates. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic NP & PA Course when making your reservation. 

NOTE:  When using the link provided, choose "attendee" for the guest type.  If calling for a reservation or using the Hilton website, use group code "MAY.IC" to receive the discount.

With spectacular views of the downtown area, Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile provides you not only with upscale sophistication but more space to unwind and be yourself. That's why we have 455 spacious suites featuring private bedrooms and separate living areas, outfitted with 37-inch TVs, in addition to kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. After an exciting day of discovering Chicago, unwind in the heated indoor pool, relax in the sauna and rejuvenate in our well-equipped fitness center.  We know life can be hectic so we tried to make it a little ‘suiter.’


How to Get Here:

Directions - Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
I-90/94 East. Exit @ Ohio Street. Turn right onto Orleans Street and proceed 2 blocks. Turn left onto Illinois Street and proceed 10 blocks to Columbus Drive. Hotel is at intersection of Illinois and Columbus.
Distance from Hotel: 17 mi.
Drive Time: 40 min.

Directions - Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Cicero Ave to I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive (Hwy 41 North). Exit Grand Ave (Navy Pier exit). Proceed two blocks and look for hotel on left. Hotel parking is before intersection of Grand Ave and Fairbanks.
Distance from Hotel: 12 mi.
Drive Time: 20 min.

Transportation to and from the airport:

Super Shuttle$20.00
Rental CarCall Hotel

Course Faculty

Christopher J. Arpey, M.D.
Dawn Marie R. Davis, M.D.
Mark Denis P. Davis, M.D.
Lisa A. Drage, M.D.
Matthew R. Hall, M.D.
Aaron R. Mangold, M.D.
Steven A. Nelson, M.D.
Catherine C. Newman, M.D.
Shari A. Ochoa, M.D.
Jason C. Sluzevich, M.D.
Leila M. Tolaymat, M.D.
Megha M. Tollefson, M.D.
Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Julio C. Sartori Valinotti, M.D.
Ashley B. Wentworth, M.D.
James A. Yiannias, 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 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity, SKIN: Practical Dermatology for the Generalist, with a beginning date of April 25, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of  Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants can earn up to 15.50 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 15.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 ANCC
  • 15.50 Attendance


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