Get hands-on with new summer sessions

0611-New Courses

“Hands On: Dermal Fillers” offers two workshops on dermal filler injections on Saturday, August 22.

This year, the AAD’s Summer Academy Meeting will feature a number of new sessions attendees do not want to miss. One of the highlights is a new session on risk-factor reduction in psoriasis. The session, “Risk Assessment Program to Improve and Document (RAPID) Care: A QI Program Targeting Risk Factor Reduction in Psoriasis,” will discuss the quality improvement process and appropriate history taking of lifestyle behaviors for patients with psoriasis. It is approved by the American Board of Dermatology for Component 4, Evaluation of Performance in Practice, of Maintenance of Certification. This session will be presented from from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 20.

The successful “hands-on” courses will return for the Summer Meeting, including “Hands On: Dermal Fillers,” which focuses on two procedural workshops on dermal filler injections that will be offered to participants on Saturday, August 22. Attendees will be instructed on how to inject at intradermal, subdermal, and supraperiosteal locations. Other aspects that will be covered in this session are approaches to patient assessment, treatment planning, filler selection, and anatomical considerations to optimize cosmetic outcomes. High-fidelity cutaneous surgical training models also will be used to allow for realistic practice. Keep in mind, each workshop is limited to only 50 people, so be sure to register early to secure one of these coveted spots.

“Hands On: The Standardized Patient” will offer three communication workshops that will focus on the following topics: Medication Management, Dealing with a Difficult Patient, and Breaking Bad News. Trained professionals will be on site to help dermatologists learn about real-life scenarios in a simulated office setting. Attendees will walk through the patient visit and, at the end, will receive feedback through a set of checklists on the patient encounter. Each of these three workshops will be given simultaneously, and are limited to one registrant per 30-minute workshop, but will be repeated several times throughout the meeting on Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21.

The Academy also is offering 30-minute “meeting briefs” on Thursday, August 20. For more information on all the sessions taking place at this year’s meeting, please visit the Summer Academy education page.

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