DERM2017 - Accreditation Information

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Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Dermatology Education Foundation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with dermatologic needs.

Global Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Cite the mechanisms of action of various drugs that are commonly prescribed by dermatologists and devices that are used by dermatology medical health professionals to treat skin conditions.
  • Define appropriate patient outcome assessments for the optimal follow-up of patients with dermatologic diseases as well as those receiving cosmetic procedures in order to improve patient outcomes.
  • Diagnose the basic criteria for dermoscopy and classify both benign and malignant lesions using a logical and efficient approach.

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Dermatology Education Foundation. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.