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MGH International Skin of Color Lecture Series & Specialty Modules

Course Open/Close: Dec 1, 2021 - Feb 7, 2023

This course is intended for dermatologists as well as healthcare providers of all backgrounds and specialties seeking to improve their diagnosis and management of skin conditions in diverse skin types and to grow in their practice of culturally competent medicine.

Available Credits: 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.00 Nursing Contact Hours 6.00 Participation Register For This Course

Course Details

 

 

This course is intended for dermatologists as well as healthcare providers of all backgrounds and specialties seeking to improve their diagnosis and management of skin conditions in diverse skin types and to grow in their practice of culturally competent medicine.

In addition to the core skin of color dermatology curriculum, which teaches the foundation of the diagnosis and management of skin conditions presenting in diverse skin types, this course also offers several specialized elective modules focused on current issues such as the impact of climate change and COVID infection on the skin, and hot topics in men’s health and cosmetics in skin of color.

Pricing

MGH International Skin of Color Lecture Series:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $445.00
Students & Residents: $100.00

Specialty Modules:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per module
All Participants: $35 per module

Cancellation Policy

Refunds may be issued up two weeks after registration. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. Please email us at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu with questions or concerns.

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Course Summary

Available Credits:6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.00 Nursing Contact Hours 6.00 Participation
Course Topic:Essentials, Dermatology
Course Format:On-Demand Course
Target Audience:

This course is intended for dermatologists as well as healthcare providers of all backgrounds and specialties seeking to improve their diagnosis and management of skin conditions in diverse skin types as well as grow in their practice of culturally competent medicine.

Course Opens: Dec 1, 2021
Course Closes: Feb 7, 2023
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

MGH International Skin of Color Lecture Series

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS - Skin Cancer in Diverse Skin Types

  • Identify the environmental and genetic risks factors of the non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer in people with darker skin types
  • Describe the presentation of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer in people with darker skin types
  • Discuss barriers to care for preventing and managing skin cancer in people with darker skin types in addition to strategies to improve patient outcomes

Steven Chen, MD, MPH - Urgent and Emergent Rashes in Darker Skin Types

  • Analyze and properly initiate management of a new potentially severe cutaneous eruption in the hospitalized patient with darker skin.
  • Identify the salient clinical features to avoid missing a severe rash, such as SJS/TEN, DRESS, AGEP, purpura fulminans, especially in darker skin types.
  • Analyze available patient characteristics and data to identify culprit drugs when faced with an adverse skin reaction to medication.

Sandy Tsao, MD - Dark spots and Light Spots - Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation

  •  Review some of the most common pigmentary disorders
  •  Review diagnostic tools available in the diagnosis and management of these disorders
  •  Discuss patient and treatment selection to maximize benefits and limit potential side effects

Pearl Grimes, MD - Vitiligo Crash Course

  • Identify the pathophysiology of vitiligo
  • Learn differentiating factors for conditions which appear similar to vitiligo
  • Identify clinical features, the role of biopsy and common laboratory assessments for vitiligo 
  • Identify the three pillars of therapeutic interventions: stabilization, repigmentation and maintenance to improve outcomes for patients with vitiligo

Amy McMichael, MD - Hair Disorders - Work up

  • Identify literature on hyperpigmentation, keloids and acne in skin of color
  • Discuss the current treatment options for skin disease in patients of color
  • Describe the pitfalls of treatment of skin disease in patients of color

Amy McMichael, MD - Hair Disorders – Management

  • Identify the most current updates in the diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp disorders
  • Identify the most common forms of hair loss affecting African American patients
  • Demonstrate subtle and newly described factors that impact diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in patients of color

Rashmi Sarkar, MD,FAMS - Melasma - Work up and Management

  • Identify and classify melasma clinically
  • Analyze different facial hyperpigmentary disorders and describe their histopathological, dermoscopic features while differentiating them from melasma
  • Create a treatment plan for a melasma patient based on clinical severity

Donald Glass, MD, PhD - Keloid and Scars - Crash Course

  • Identify factors important in assessing risk for keloid development
  • Assess which treatment modalities are appropriate for keloids vs hypertrophic scars
  • Utilize different modalities to minimize pain in administering intralesional injections

Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD - Pediatric Conditions

  • Provide management strategies for common pediatric dermatologic conditions in skin of color 
  • Identify the clinical presentation of common pediatric dermatologic conditions in skin of color 
  • Discuss culturally relevant skin products and environmental exposures for pediatric patients

Sandy Tsao, MD - Approaching Lasers and Procedures in Skin of Color

  •  Review key factors in evaluating the aging patient
  • Review treatment options available for improvement of photoaging
  • Discuss patient and treatment selection to maximize cosmetic outcomes

Susan Taylor, MD - Skin care and Cosmeceuticals in Skin of Color

  • Describe key structural and functional differences between skin of color and white skin
  • Predict appropriate cosmeceutical agents for the treatment of dyspigmentation in skin of color patients
  • Discuss appropriate therapeutic choices for the treatment of acne in skin of color patients

The Impacts of COVID19 and Climate Change on the Skin

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

Esther Freeman, MD, PhD - Covid-Related Skin Conditions in Skin of Color

  • Discuss the disparities of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Recognize common dermatologic conditions associated with COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Identify the recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations and contraindications

Misha Rosenbach, MD - Climate Change Impact on Skin of Color and vulnerable populations

  • Review the science behind climate change
  • Describe the dermatological impacts of climate change
  • Identify actions that can be taken to impact climate change

Hot Topics in Men’s Health and Aesthetics in Skin of Color

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

Valerie Callender, MD - Approaching the Aesthetic Patient in Skin of Color

  • Identify the racial ethnic differences in facial skin aging.
  • Describe the facial aesthetic concerns and most bothersome areas in African American, Hispanic/Latino and Asian female patients.
  • Discuss the myths and knowledge gaps in the aesthetic treatment and management of patients with skin of color.

Dhuval Bhanusali, MD - Men’s Health Topics in Skin of Color

  • Identify the approach to SOC patients
  • Explain atypical presentations of typical conditions in SOCS
  • Identify the common conditions in male SOC patients

Sunscreen Tips and Skin Care Trends Around the World

 

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common and relevant sunscreen questions encountered in clinical practice with special attention to use in people with darker skin tones
  • Describe safety concerns regarding sunscreen use
  • Analyze the current evidence regarding risks versus benefits with special attention to people with darker skin tones