Dermatology Online CME Course

Have you ever wished you had learned more Dermatology in your clinical training?
It's never too late!

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The Dermatology Division at the University of Washington is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Dermatology Online Course for Primary Care Providers (DOC for PCPs).  This course was first given in 2009 to rural providers in Washington State to provide convenient, relevant, and needed CME in dermatology. From post-course evaluations, this activity was very popular, and by pre- and post-course assessments, highly effective. 

Now we are widening the audience to all interested providers (MD, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs), and beginning this spring, we will offer this web-based, interactive, and patient-centered course to providers in the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia and Alaska. 

Topics include:  Recognizing and managing skin cancers, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, drug reactions, and blistering diseases; pediatric dermatology, dermatologic procedures, and topical therapy.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the morphology of skin lesions and rashes
  • Recognize skin cancers and describe treatment options
  • Recognize and treat common skin disease including – papulosquamous disorders, blistering conditions, infectious disease, and common inflammatory conditions
  • Recognize and manage common and serious drug reactions
  • Perform diagnostic workup and office procedures including KOPH test, scabies preparation and skin biopsies via shave or punch technique

Each session begins with a short (30-35 minute) presentation on a particular topic (see schedule below).  This is followed by 2-4 practice-based patient cases submitted by participants prior to the session.  Sessions are recorded so that they can be watched at a later time if necessary. 

About the course director/session leader: 
Roy Colven, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinician/Educator in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Colven is passionate about distance learning, telemedicine, and enhancing PCP skills in managing skin diseases.  During the course he will co-facilitate sessions with guest discussants. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

Cost:  US $70 for the 10-hour course. 

Interested?  Please contact Sue Sperline at 206-744-7050 or email to register.

Also, visit the course web site to learn more.

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