Top dermatological controversies

panel of eight professionals spanning an array of dermatologic expertise will address the four top concerns in dermatology. Raymond L. Cornelison, Jr., MD, will lead the session, “Controversies in Dermatology” (F046) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday in Room 147A.

In particular, the session will address two academic controversies and two socioeconomic ones, including the use of mid-level providers, the high cost of medications, the use of Mohs surgery in melanoma, and the use of smartphone mole apps. Each is considered a “hot” topic in dermatology today.

The highly anticipated panel presentation will begin with “Smartphone Mole Mapping Works Well” from 3:30 to 4 p.m. with Clara N. Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, and Laura K. Ferris, MD. From 4 to 4:30 p.m., William Abramovits, MD, and Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD, will present “PAs and NPs Are Overused.” Mark Lebwohl, MD, and Charles W. Stiefel will present “Cost of Medications Is Outrageous” from 4:30 to 5 p.m., while David G. Brodland, MD, and Divya Srivastava, MD, will conclude with “Mohs is a Good Treatment for Melanoma” from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

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