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Course: Dermoscopic diagnosis of Actinic Keratosis and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Professor: Josep Malvehy and Susana Puig (Consultant Dermatologists, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain)

Start date: 01-04-2014

Certificate: This activity is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for 1 European CME credit (ECMEC), renewed till 2018.

Description: We present a course of dermoscopic diagnosis of actinic keratosis (AK) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that reviews the new advances in diagnostic for these tumors. In the era of new non-surgical treatments for AK, multiple diagnostic techniques are implemented with the aim to improve the diagnostic accurancy of skin cancer.

This course is in form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The expected educational outcomes are as following:

1. Identification of the main clinical and dermoscopical features of actinic keratosis, keratoacanthoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
2. Identification of clinical situations in pigmented lesions on the face that need biopsy to rule out actinic keratosis versus lentigo maligna.
3. Identification of major pitfalls with amelanotic skin cancer including amelanotic melanoma.

The Material is expected to be used by visitors and professionals of the International Dermoscopy Society with more than 6000 members.

Abstract    Conflicts of Interest (J.Malvehy)    Conflicts of Interest (S.Puig)


Lesson 1: Criteria of AK and SCC (including keratoacanthoma)

Video Duration: 6:53 minutes - 14 slides

Lesson 2: Pigmented AK: diagnostic clues and differential diagnosis with lentigo maligna

Video Duration: 4:50 minutes - 11 slides

Lesson 3: Other differential diagnosis: basal cell carcinoma and hypopigmented melanoma

Video Duration: 6:45 minutes - 14 slides

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Exam:15 Questions.



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