CME / MOC Accreditation

This activity is supported by educational grants and/or in-kind product donations from:


Target Audience: 

This educational activity is designed for Dermatologists, Mohs Surgeons, Dermatology Residents, Dermatology & Mohs Fellows, Dermatology Physician Assistants, Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, Dermatopathologists, Pathologists, Dermatopathology Fellows, and Pathology Residents.

Purpose Statement: 

The conference will be different from the typical dermatology conferences in that we will emphasize clinicopathologic correlation and how dermatopathologists and dermatologists can work together to establish accurate diagnoses and plan optimal treatment. Furthermore, the conference will also emphasize how clinicopathologic correlation can guide research, new treatment options, and device product development within dermatology. Thus, it is more important than ever to understand the close cross-fertilization that occurs among dermatology, dermatopathology, and industry. While the conference will provide a rich educational experience, this interaction between dermatology, dermatopathology, and industry will be explored in a number of different sessions and lectures throughout the symposium. This meeting will also allow ample opportunity for networking of attendees with industry leaders who will be welcomed into all educational sessions. The conference will also benefit physicians in industry who interact with clinicians and other researchers. It will also be beneficial to residents and fellows preparing for certifying examinations or attending physicians preparing for their recertification exams.

Educational Objectives: 

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  • Summarize the current trends and future innovations associated with clinical dermatology and dermatopathology.

  • Apply an improved knowledge base of the various treatment options and the use of multiple modalities in treating specific dermatologic disorders.

  • Describe the basic principles for the treatment of dermatologic disorders including biologics, combination therapy and the future of treatment.

  • Apply learned skills about the clinical and histopathology features, management and treatment of common skin cancers and non-cancerous skin disorders

  • Assess the use of physical therapies in the treatment of skin lesions including cryotherapy, radiation therapy, photodynamic therapy, and light therapy.


Accreditation Statements:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources and Institute of Meeting Designs, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team."

Physician Credit Designation:

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of approximately 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Credit Designation:

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of approximately 25  ANCC nursing contact hours.  Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners:

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board recognizes and accepts continuing education (CE) approximately 25 contact hours from activities approved by AMA, ACCME, ANCC, AANP, AAFP and AACN.


Physician Assistant Credit Designation:

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for approximately 25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

American Board of Dermatology MOC Recognition:  

Successful completion of qualified Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities, which includes participation in the quiz evaluation component, enable participants to earn up to 89 MOC points in the American Board of Dermatology MOC program. Participants have the opportunity to earn MOC points for each quiz question attempted during qualified MOC sessions. It is the attendee's responsibility to self-report earned MOC credits to the American Board of Dermatology.

American Board of Pathology MOC/SAM Recognition: 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the quiz evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 Self-Assessment Module (SAM) MOC points in the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting Self-Assessment Module (SAM) MOC credit.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Practical Symposium, Meeting Designs, and the educational supporters. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, and the educational supporters. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Practical Dermatology & Dermatopathology Symposium 2016