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2019 Northwest Conference on Dermoscopy & Skin Imaging
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205

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Friday, February 01, 2019, 7:00 AM to Saturday, February 02, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT
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Sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon Dermatology Society




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Northwest Conference on Dermoscopy & Skin Imaging presented by Josep Malvehy, MD, PhD from the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona & Susana Puig, MD, PhD from the University of Barcelona.

Learning objectives:

Dermoscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that increases accuracy in the diagnosis of melanoma and skin cancer. Its use is needed in any differential diagnosis where melanoma can be included. The level of evidence that supports this technique is maximum. It is useful, complementary to clinical evaluation, in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer but also non tumoral skin diseases. The implementation of digital imaging has spread the use in clinical practice and in the relationship between different specialist with the implementation of teledermatology. In the next future, AI algorithms will be also implemented to help physicians decisions.  This course is focused in skin cancer diagnosis and early management including and overview of new therapeutic approaches. From the basis to a medium level of expert knowledge, a wide range of health care professionals are welcome. A web with a case-based training will be open during the course and during the next 2 months after the course to consolidate the knowledge acquired. The participants will see thousands of images in two days in very practical and dynamic sessions.   

Objectives of the course:

Objective 1 – To understand the principles of Dermoscopy and digital imaging technology

Objective 2 – To know the dermoscopy patterns associated to melanocytic and non-melanocytic tumours

Objective 3 – To perform the differential diagnosis between melanoma and non-melanoma

Objective 4 – To identify dermoscopic patterns associated to special locations in dermoscopy

Objective 5 – To learn the indications and protocols for digital follow up of high-risk patients

Objective 6 ­– To know characteristics of melanomas at different ages (childhood, …)

Objective 7 – To know the bases for new target therapies and immune check point inhibitors in melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer

Abilities to be acquired:

Aim 1: To be able to diagnose melanoma

Aim 2: To be able to recognize high risk melanomas (bad prognosis)

Aim 3: To be able to diagnose non melanoma skin cancer and recognize different subtypes

Aim 4:  To be able to implement new technology in the future clinical practice.

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