Second Annual
Cutaneous Malignancies Forum
Contemporary Issues in Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

November 4 - 5, 2020

Virtual Event
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2021
Virtual Platform Close Date: January 6, 2021

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(Eastern Time)

I Introduction – Goals of the meeting

Co-Chairs: Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD/Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD

5:30 – 5:40 PM

II Melanoma Session

Epidemiological state of the art

Laura Ferris, MD, PhD

5:40 - 6:00 PM

Melanoma detection: Different tools for different populations

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD

6:00 - 6:20 PM

Impacts of COVID shelter-in-place

Rebecca Hartman, MD

6:20 - 6:40 PM

Reanalysis of the prognostic importance of mitotic rate in melanoma

Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD

6:40 - 7:00 PM

The surgeon/oncologist role in treatment and follow-up

Merrick Ross, MD

7:00 - 7:20 PM

Best medical adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for melanoma

John Kirkwood, MD

7:20 - 7:40 PM

Melanoma case study pro/con discussion: Molecular profiling, treatment, and management

Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD/Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD/Laura Ferris, MD, PhD/Rebecca Hartman, MD/John Kirkwood, MD

7:40 - 8:00 PM

III Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Introduction to CTCL: Dermatopathology and Diagnosis

Michi Shinohara, MD

8:00 - 8:20 PM

CTCL case study presentations and discussion including ARS

Youn Kim, MD and Michi Shinohara, MD

8:20 - 8:55 PM

Sessions Conclude/Wrap-Up

Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD

8:55 - 9:00 PM

IV Keratinocytic Carcinomas Session


Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD/Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD

5:20 - 5:30 PM

Epidemiology and data-based management of keratinocytic carcinomas

Maryam Asgari, MD

5:30 - 5:50 PM

High-risk squamous cell carcinoma: Surgical treatment and molecular diagnostics

Anna Bar, MD

5:50 - 6:10 PM

Systemic therapy for larger, inoperable keratinocytic carcinomas

Michael R. Migden, MD

6:10 - 6:30 PM

Staging and therapy of cSCC

Guilherme Rabinowits, MD

6:30 - 6:50 PM

cSCC case study presentations and discussion

Guilherme Rabinowits, MD/ Maryam Asgari, MD/Michael Migden, MD/Anna Bar, MD

6:50 - 7:10 PM

V Merkel Cell Carcinoma Session

Clinical and scientific advances in MCC

Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD

7:10 - 7:30 PM

Detection and surveillance of MCC

Manisha Thakuria, MD

7:30 - 7:50 PM

Surgical treatment of MCC

Mark Faries, MD

7:50 - 8:10 PM

Case study presentations and discussion

Mark Faries, MD/Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD/Manisha Thakuria

8:10 - 8:30 PM

Sessions Conclude/Wrap Up

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD

8:30 - 8:40 PM


(Eastern Time)

November 2, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Identifying Appropriate Patients With Advanced CSCC Who May Benefit From Systemic Therapy (Non-CE/CME)

Mark Agulnik, MD, CM

City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, CA

Sponsored by: Regeneron

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November 4, 2020

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Progress and Promise: Emerging Treatment Options for Melanoma

Ragini Kudchadkar, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Omid Hamid, MD

Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Therapeutics
Department of Hematology/Oncology
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, California

Michael Atkins, MD
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
William M. Scholl Professor
Vice Chair
Department of Oncology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington DC

1 Additional CE/CME Credit

This activity is provided by Medscape

Supported by an independent educational grant from BMS and Merck & Co., Inc.

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avatar Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology Oregon Health & Science University
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Melanoma Research Program
Knight Cancer Institute
Portland, OR

avatar Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD

Director, Melanoma Program
Senior Scientist
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
San Francisco, CA


avatar Maryam Asgari, MD

Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

avatar Anna Bar, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Portland, OR

avatar Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD

Head, Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section
Attending Physician
Bethesda, MD

avatar Mark Faries, MD

Professor of Surgery
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

avatar Laura Ferris, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director of Clinical Trials
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

avatar Rebecca Hartman, MD, MPH

Instructor in Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

avatar Youn Kim, MD

The Joanne and Peter Haas, Jr, Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research
Professor of Medicine/Dermatology
Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic/Program
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

avatar John Kirkwood, MD

Professor of Medicine, Dermatology and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh
Director, Melanoma Center
University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA

avatar Michael Migden, MD

Professor, Department of Dermatology
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

avatar Guilherme Rabinowits, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Physician lead, head and neck medical oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, FL

avatar Merrick Ross, MD

Charles M. McBride Distinguished Professorship in Surgical Oncology
Chief, Melanoma Section
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

avatar Michi Shinohara, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Chief, Division of Dermatology
Michael W. Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatologic Research
Director, Dermatology Inpatient Consultation Service
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

avatar Manisha Thakuria, MD

Co-Director of the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Center of Excellence
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


  • Melanoma
  • Keratinocytic Carcinomas
  • Topical and systemic therapies for basal cell carcinoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma


Learning Objectives

After attending this Virtual Conference, healthcare professionals will be better able to:

  • Discuss the implications of the AJCC melanoma staging system as well as the gene expression profiling test on the evaluation of primary melanoma
  • Review approved and emerging adjuvant therapy options for high-risk melanoma
  • Choose an appropriate clinical path for a patient identified with high-risk
  • Define how to educate and engage patients in discussions about their options for management of high-risk melanoma
  • Explain disease progression from actinic keratoses to squamous cell carcinoma
  • Screen, diagnose, and stage cutaneous malignancies to determine the appropriate treatment plan, including referral to a Mohs surgeon or oncologist when appropriate
  • Establish a collaborative network for referral and coordination of care that is timely and directed to the most appropriate specialty (oncologist or Mohs surgeon) for improved outcomes in various cutaneous malignancies

Accreditation and Certification

The proposed activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Global Academy for Medical Education. PIM will certify all activities for continuing education credit as defined below.

logo PIM 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 Certification
PIM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
PIM designates this continuing education activity for 6.25 contact hour(s) (6.25 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Continuing Nursing Education
PIM awards a maximum of 6.25 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Continuing Physician Assistants Education
PIM has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 credits AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

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