October 4 - 6, 2018

Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA





CME/CE Credit


Dermatologists, dermatology residents, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat diseases of the skin.


After completing this live activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Design a comprehensive treatment plan for acne, rosacea and contact dermatitis patients based on clinical guidelines, incorporating pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies.
  • Identify risk factors and design treatment plans for actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis.
  • Differentiate and develop treatment plans for actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of psoriasis and the associated comorbidities of the disease.
  • Diagnose and treat patients with psoriasis appropriately, based on current clinical guidelines.
  • Design treatment strategies that incorporate biologic therapies in the management of appropriately selected patients with psoriasis.
  • Incorporate strategies for use of new therapies aimed at blocking the inflammatory mediators of atopic dermatitis, both mild to moderate and moderate to severe.
  • Integrate checklists, evaluation tools, and dermoscopy into examination of suspect skin lesions to produce an accurate diagnosis and guide treatment decisions.
  • Distinguish key characteristics of emerging and newly approved agents for treating skin infections
  • Describe the evolving pathophysiology and effects of chronic itch on quality of life.  
  • Identify and treat onychomycosis and tinea in appropriately selected patients.
  • Design treatment strategies appropriate for pediatric patients with common dermatologic conditions.
  • Identify characteristics in pediatric patients that suggest increased risk for conversion of benign moles to dysplastic nevi or melanoma.


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 the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The self-assessment program offered at the 14th Coastal Dermatology Symposium is approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for MOC-D self-assessment points. Please be sure to report completion of any self-assessment programs on your MOC-D table located in your ABD profile (www.abderm.org).


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 15.75 contact hours.  Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 15.75 contact hours.

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