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Penn CME: Research Updates on Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology

On November 16th, the Abramson Cancer Center will host the 16th Wallace H. Clark Jr., MD, Lectureship in Cutaneous Oncology and Melanoma Symposium.  

This CME event is designed to provide relevant updates on treatments for melanoma and related cutaneous pigmented lesions for dermatologists, medical oncologists, hematologists/oncologists, surgical oncologists radiation oncologists, primary care providers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with melanoma. 

Lynn M. Schuchter, MD2018 Clark Lectureship presentation

Among the topics of interest will be clinical pathways for melanoma treatment, new therapeutic options for malignant melanoma, and optimal sequencing for immunotherapy management. In addition, the Symposium will feature the 2018 Clark Lectureship presentation, “Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma: Head-spinning Progress.” 

The lecture will be delivered by meeting co-chair Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, Penn Division of Hematology Oncology Chief at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Dermatopathology Programming 

Another unique aspect of this year’s programming is its emphasis on dermatopathology: 

Rosalie Elenitsas, MDRosalie Elenitsas, MD, Penn Dermatopathology Director and symposium co-chair, will be  moderating a panel debate on a topic of great interest to the dermatopathology community: Should This Patient Have a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy? A staging procedure for melanoma, sentinel node biopsy remains the source of several ongoing controversies. Panelists will include surgeons Christopher J. Miller, MD, and Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD, and Penn Hematology Oncology Division Chief, Lynn M. Schuchter, MD.

Dr. Elenitsas leads one the few dedicated dermatology research laboratories and dermatopathology facilities in the United States. The laboratory operates 24-hours-a-day to provide rapid diagnosis of skin lesions as a foundation for individual treatment plans at Penn Medicine.

The Philadelphia Dermatological Society meeting will take place immediately following the symposium. 

Accreditation information

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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. 

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