Melanoma Best Treatment Sun, Oct 18 9:30-11:00 a.m. CST

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.

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

1) How to work-up a newly diagnosed melanoma; 2) How to stratify risk of melanoma in terms;

3) Understanding the pitfalls and challenges of excising primary melanoma tumors; 4) Understanding how and when to implement advance reconstructive methods after melanoma resection; 5) Management of nodes for both work-up of occult disease (e.g. sentinel node biopsies) and macrometastatic disease; 6) Non-surgical options for patients in the post-surgical, high risk adjuvant setting; 7) Non-surgical options for patients in the unresectable or distant metastatic disease setting.

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

1) How to work-up a newly diagnosed melanoma; 2) How to stratify risk of melanoma in terms; 3) Understanding the pitfalls and challenges of excising primary melanoma tumors; 4) Understanding how and when to implement advance reconstructive methods after melanoma resection; 5) Management of nodes for both work-up of occult disease (e.g. sentinel node biopsies) and macrometastatic disease; 6) Non-surgical options for patients in the post-surgical, high risk adjuvant setting; 7) Non-surgical options for patients in the unresectable or distant metastatic disease setting