CME / MOC Accreditation

CME / MOC Accreditation


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

Almirall LLC

Pfizer Inc.

Stemline Therapeutics

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.

Physician Credit: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider-ship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Practical Symposium. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: 

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for approximately 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit:  Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides approximately 20.5 (TBD) contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 20.5contact hours.

AAD Recognized Credit Statement:
Practical Symposium 2020, AAD #65601 is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for approximately 20.5 (TBD) AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the AAD CME Award.

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