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Call to Action: Healing Racial Disparities in Dermatological Health

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Executive Medical Director, Community Health Innovation
Director of Research (and Associate Director), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Jenna C. Lester, MD Jenna C. Lester, MD 
Assistant Professor
Director, Skin of Color Program
Watson Faculty Scholar
Department of Dermatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Statement of Need

Despite the higher incidence of cutaneous melanoma in White people, overall survival in non-White populations is significantly lower. Black patients are three times more likely to be diagnosed at later stages and face longer durations between diagnosis and treatment. This and other inequalities in skin cancer care, such as skin cancers more prevalent in people of color being termed “rare” and the Hispanic population being understudied and undertreated in melanoma, has shown a need for education that addresses health care professional (HCP) biases and raises awareness of disparities and assessing dermatological issues in skin of color (SoC), including showcasing strategies for racially inclusive screening.

In this CMEOCast podcast episode, expert faculty will discuss how clinicians can improve awareness of racial disparities in melanoma outcomes; recognize, address, and monitor their own biases when managing dermatological conditions in SoC; and integrate best practices that account for structural racism and barriers in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma and other dermatological conditions in people of color.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the metrics and effects of health care disparities in dermatology.
  • Optimize early diagnosis and management of dermatological disorders in patients of color.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Lester has no disclosures to report.

Michael Franks, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Noreen Iftikhar, MD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen Blake, PhD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC, staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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