New hands-on simulation workshops offered

Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, will be leading a session on innovative suture techniques.

Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, will be leading a session on innovative suture techniques.

The Academy is offering several new hands-on workshops in three areas: nail surgery, suture techniques, and dermal filler injections. Expert faculty will demonstrate a variety of procedures in each of these topic areas, and attendees will have the opportunity to practice techniques using cadaveric specimens or simulation models. The workshops have limited space for attendees, so each topic will be offered three times a day to allow for maximum attendance.

“Hands-on: Nail Surgery,” led by Nathaniel J. Jellinek, MD, and Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, is being offered three times on Friday, March 20 — W003 at 10 a.m., W005 at 1 p.m., and W009 at 3:30 p.m. This session is geared toward all levels of nail surgeons, from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of nail surgery techniques. Participants will be instructed on how to avulse the nail in several fashions (partial and complete), perform multiple different nail procedures (including punch, shave, and longitudinal techniques), and, for those with more advanced background, treat nail melanoma with en bloc excision of all nail tissues and perform nail flaps.

“Hands-on: Dermal Fillers,” led by Sue Ellen Cox, MD, and Derek H. Jones, MD, is being offered three times on Saturday, March 21 — W011 at 1 p.m., W013 at 1 p.m., and W017 at 3:30 p.m. The session is geared toward beginner and intermediate levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing injection techniques. Participants will be instructed on how to inject at various levels, including intradermal, subdermal, and supraperiosteal locations.

“Hands-on: Innovative Suture Techniques,” led by Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, is being offered three times on Monday, March 23 — W025 at 10 a.m., W027 at 1 p.m., and W029 at 3:30 p.m. The session is geared to all levels of dermatologic surgeons, from beginning and intermediate to advanced levels. It will focus on the breadth of stitching techniques, including standard stitches that can be improved with slight variations, less well known stitches that are of great utility, and innovative stitches that have promise to become standard stitches as their utility is realized.

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