Dermoscopy: Expanding ‘Scope’ of Practice and Preventing Skin Cancer Deaths
In this hands-on preconference workshop, we will introduce dermoscopy, a proven adjunctive tool that increases sensitivity and specificity of melanoma detection and improves diagnostic accuracy for basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Participants will learn how to use a dermatoscope in clinical practice and learn the two-step algorithm to diagnose unknown skin lesions and determine the need for biopsy. Biopsy techniques will be taught with a handson evidence-based approach that can be applied at one’s home institution. Participants will leave with fundamental competence in the use of dermoscopy for early skin cancer detection, improved understanding of biopsy techniques, tools to train others, free apps, Dermoscopedia, online resources, and online and in-person courses.
Usatine, Richard; Holt, Jim; Lu, Miranda; and Verdieck, Alexandra. 2019. Dermoscopy: Expanding ‘Scope’ of Practice and Preventing Skin Cancer Deaths. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement, Phoenix, AZ. https://www.stfm.org/media/2548/cpqi19program.pdf