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The Closure Course

May 25, 2016 @ 6:00 am - May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Registration: Tuesday, May 24th, 5:00-7:00pm


Enjoy our pre-Memorial Day Closure Course and stay for Dermatologic Surgery: Focus on Skin Cancer, all the while enjoying the unique coastal city of Newport Beach, California. The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa is conveniently located near many diverse attractions – from natural wonders and family friendly outdoor activities to fine dining, upscale shopping, and cultural and sporting events. Take a look at the city’s visitor website to see everything that this beautiful area has to offer, as well as other Orange County leisure activities just a short drive away.

Program Overview

The Closure Course has been designed to provide a uniquely practical learning experience for dermatologists who are already comfortable with basic dermatologic surgery closures, but wish to take their reconstruction skills to the next level of competency.

The course is fast-paced, with valuable question and answer sessions following each unit of study. Attendees will be exposed to flaps, grafts, fusiform closures, and anatomic site-specific discussions. Many valuable tips and pearls are imparted by faculty members with the important aim of improving patients’ cosmetic and functional outcomes. Concepts presented will quickly be assimilated into attendees’ practices, as they gain confidence in selecting and performing the optimal reconstruction techniques for a variety of defects.

An important feature of the Closure Course is an elective – but highly recommended – hands-on laboratory experience, to help attendees integrate newly-learned concepts and gain additional perspectives from other experienced dermatologic surgeons. Participants will utilize realistic visco-elastic training models to practice closing surgical wounds on the scalp, forehead, temple, eyebrow, cheek, nose, eyelids, lips, chin and ears. Each model is shared by two attendees for additional idea collaboration and discussion.

Educational Objectives

Following participation in this activity, physician attendees should be able to:

  • Demonstrate improved skill levels in the closure of skin surgery defects
  • Incorporate new techniques and closure types, including flaps, graft, and fusiform
  • Apply specific closure techniques as appropriate for different anatomic regions
  • Recognize optimal reconstruction options for specific surgical defect types and anatomic locations

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 Scott & White and the American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS). Scott & White is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Scott & White designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


As a provider accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of Scott & White to require the disclosure of anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of the activity.

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May 25, 2016 @ 6:00 am
May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


American Society for Mohs Surgery
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Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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American Society for Mohs Surgery
6475 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 700
Long Beach, CA 90803-4201
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