Moh's Defects Fri, Sep 28 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Moh's defects after the excision of cutaneous cancer are diverse. A detailed approach to the timing of consultation, preoperative evaluation, timing of repair, materials and methods of repair, and staging will be discussed for each facial area. These will include the repair of the forehead, cheeks, lips, and chin as well as superficial and full thickness defects of the nose and composite defects of the cheek, nose and lip, using secondary healing, skin grafts, local, regional and distant flaps. The advantages of local anesthesia with IV sedation versus general anesthesia will be presented. Audience questions will be sought.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the advantages and disadvantages to the repair of defects after Moh's excision 2. Distinguish peripheral and central facial units in the differences between their reconstructive approaches 3. Formulate general principles of reconstruction and appropriate techniques applicable to each facial unit 4. Repair of small superficial defects and large deep defects of the nose with full-thickness skin grafts and complex 2 and 3 stage regional flaps 5. Clarify pre-and postoperative care and the treatment of complications

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 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.