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UConn Dermatology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
8:00am – 12:00pm

UConn Health
21 South Road, 2nd Floor


“Inhibit the inhibitor and check the checkpoints: An update on systemic therapy for unresectable and metastatic melanoma”

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and the Department of Dermatology

Speaker: Andrew Kelsey, MD – PGY 4, Chief Resident, UConn Dermatology Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Time: Lecture: 8am – 9:30am, Patient viewing: 9:30am - 12pm Location: University of Connecticut Health Center, Dermatology Department, 21 South Road, 2nd Floor, Conference Room

Target Audience: UCHC dermatologists and dermatology residents. All other podiatrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, students, and greater Hartford dermatologists are encouraged to attend.

Objectives: Participants will (be able to):

a. Explain the performance data for checkpoint inhibits including PD-1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors and explain the performance data for targeted therapy including BRAF and MEK inhibitors. b. Identify the most commonly reported adverse events and utilize the best data available for the treatment of these adverse events. c. Describe to patients what they may expect in terms of outcomes and adverse events when their oncologist recommends therapy containing these agents. Additionally, dermatologists will be more comfortable in managing adverse events and knowing when to refer patients to other specialists for management.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Kelsey, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Kelsey will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instructions will b


Diane Whitaker-Worth, MD - 860-679-6759 or

Continuing Medical Education (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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