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Advanced Surgical Flap Reconstruction

Advanced Surgical Flap Reconstruction

The session content originates from an in-person hands-on cadaver lab at the 2023 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, co-directed by Drs. H. William Higgins II, MD, MBE and Christopher Miller, MD.

Learn nuances about anatomy and reconstruction not found in textbooks! Renowned ASDS experts demonstrate the design and execution of a 2-stage forehead flap, 3-stage forehead flap, cheek-to-nose interpolation flap and Abbe flap. Each section begins a case study video covering flap location anatomy, flap design and defect repair demonstration, and ends with a recap video on a cadaveric cephalus specimen.

Learning Objectives
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Summarize key anatomic principles for reproducible results of advanced reconstruction.
  • Recognize the ideal defect and indications for using each repair.
  • Implement the step-by-step process of various complex repairs.

60 minutes

CME: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
To obtain CME credit in your ASDS Learn profile and download your CME certificate, you will need to view ALL sections of this course, including the introduction video, and complete the course evaluation.

Accreditation Statement
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASDS designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Faculty Disclosures:
Faculty do not have any relevant financial disclosures
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Duration: 04/26/2024 - 04/26/2027

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H. William Higgins II, MD, MBE

Dr. Higgins is a practicing Mohs surgeon and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in cutaneous oncology, complex surgical management of skin cancers, merkel cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Christopher Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is board-certified dermatologist in Philadelphia and is the Director at Penn Dermatology Oncology Center. He specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery and cutaneous oncology.