Melanoma through the Lens of Plastic Surgery Mon, Nov 1 8:00-9:30 a.m. EDT

The treatment of melanoma is common in plastic surgery. The changes in the field make much of what one had learned in residency obsolete and a tailored-to-plastic surgery didactic is continuously needed to update those who will treat these patients. From changes in pathologic evaluation to how to surgically treat melanoma to how systemic therapy advancement has altered how we approach these patients; this program will educate the audience on all pertinent facets of this aggressive skin cancer’s treatment.

We have broken down the main areas of melanoma treatment into 8 categories. These will start with once a patient has a confirmed diagnosis of melanoma then go through work-up, surgical management and post-surgical therapies for the modern melanoma surgeon.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. How to biopsy;
  2. How to work-up a new melanoma patient and tailor surgery based on risk assessment;
  3. Know rules for resection of the primary lesion, with special consideration to location;
  4. Stage and post-sentinel node biopsy work-up and plan patient care;
  5. Techniques of sentinel node biopsy;
  6. Know when to consider a completion lymphadenectomy in the post-MSLT-II environment;
  7. Know when to send to oncology, prognostic testing and adjuvant therapies;
  8. Understand how an unresectable and/or metastatic patient is treated.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.