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An Introduction to Dermatoscopy in Primary Care - Session dates

An Introduction to Dermatoscopy in Primary Care. Why This is an Essential Tool for Primary Care.

Join a series of 8 webinars throughout January, February, March. Covering a variety of topics:

Session 1: The importance of taking an appropriate ‘targeted’ history, a thorough skin & lesion examination & the features that discriminate between benign & malignant lesions. I’ll explain what a dermatoscope does & the differences between polarised & contact dermatoscopy

Session 2: Dermatoscopic features of the ‘easy’ benign lesions, Seb K, dermatofibroma, haemangioma & LPLK.

Session 3: The 6 main pigment network patterns / vascular features, how vessels can help clinch a diagnosis & the importance of a patient’s ‘signature pattern’.

Session 4: BCCs macroscopically & dermatoscopically. Demonstrating the features of superficial BCCs, how they differ from nodular forms, & the various pigmentary features seen in BCC.

Sessions 5 & 6: The 20+ features seen dermatoscopically that point towards skin malignancy, making a melanoma more likely.

Session 7: There’s only a few ‘rules’ when assessing nails & pigment, but pigmented facial lesions are trickier. We’ll look at the dermatoscopic features of solar lentigines, Seb Ks on the face & lichenoid keratoses & the features that’ll help you to distinguish the pigmented AK from lentigo melanoma.

Session 8: Keratotic lesions: actinic keratoses, porokeratosis, Bowen’s disease, keratoacanthomas & SCC. Dermatoscopy is less useful in the presence of a lot of keratin, but still has an important role. In my lightening quiz I’ll show you 40 dermatoscopic images for a second & ask you to make an instant diagnosis on pattern recognition. We’ll then review each image detailing the features that make the diagnosis.

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