New hands-on workshops to debut at Summer Meeting

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Nine hands-on workshops, including one on nail surgery, will be presented during the Summer Meeting.

Nine hands-on workshops at the 2016 AAD Summer Meeting will allow attendees to sharpen their techniques in different topic areas and gain experience by using cadavers and/or simulation models.

In addition to the five returning hands-on workshops, there will also be four brand new ones, which are as follows:

Four Standardized Patient sessions will be presented during the Summer Meeting.

Four Standardized Patient sessions will be presented during the Summer Meeting.

“Simulation is very robust in undergraduate medical education and we are already seeing it used very successfully for graduate and continuing medical education,” said Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, who is directing several of the hands-on sessions. “It behooves us to use this highly effective tool to hone our communication skills to best serve our patients, as well as in the upcoming days of reimbursement based on patient experience and satisfaction.”

The regular hands-on workshops (“Cryosurgery,” “Scar Revision and Wound Repair,” “Practical Anatomy for Safe Filler Injections,” and “Lasers”) will all offer 3.0 CME credits, while the “Hands-on: Standardized Patient” workshops will offer 0.5 CME credits per session.

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