Overcoming Health Disparities in the Diagnosis and Initial Care of Melanoma: Patient Care Discussions
January 19, 2023
January 19, 2024
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This activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Catamount Medical Education.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is intended for dermatologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and initial care of patients with melanoma.
An online module featuring expert faculty discussing existing disparities in the diagnosis and initial care of patients with melanoma, as well as strategies and best practices to reduce these disparities in care.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Review evidence of health disparities associated with the diagnosis and initial care of patients with melanoma
- Discuss different characteristics and appearances of melanoma in patients from various racial/ethnic backgrounds
- Identify implicit biases in the diagnosis and initial care of patients with melanoma
- Implement strategies and best practices to overcome disparities in the diagnosis and initial care of patients with melanoma
Holly Kanavy, DO
Director of Dermatopharmacology
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Physician Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Catamount Medical Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center 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.
Physician Credit Designation
Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
The “Policy on Identification, Mitigation and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center requires that faculty participating in any CME/CE activity disclose to the audience any relevant relationships with an ineligible company or companies.* Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to his or her contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.
*The ACCME defines an ineligible company as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Holly Kanavy, DO, Associate Professor, presents no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests during the past 24 months to disclose.
Publishing Staff Disclosure
Susan Denner, MD, MS, Medical Director, Catamount Medical Education, presents no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests during the past 24 months to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This is an enduring material. There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CME information, completing the pre-test, listening to the presentation, and completing the post-test and evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Click on "View Certificate" and print the certificate for your records.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 30 minutes.
This activity was originally released on January 19, 2023, and is eligible for credit through January 19, 2024.
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