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Guidelines of Care for the Management of Actinic Keratosis
Guidelines of care for the management of actinic keratosis

Date of Original Release:  June 30, 2023
Date of Expiration:  June 30, 2026
Estimated Time of Completion:  45 minutes

Target Audience
Dermatologists and others involved in the delivery of dermatologic care.

Statement of Need
The American Academy of Dermatology bases its CME activities on identified professional practice gaps, the educational needs which underlie these gaps, and emerging clinical research findings as these relate to dermatology. Learners should reflect upon clinical and scientific information presented in this CME activity and determine the need for further study.

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the appropriate type of topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination treatment based on individual patient characteristics.
  • Identify the appropriate background assessments needed before starting topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy for adult actinic keratosis.
  • Recognize the possible risks associated with topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy for adult actinic keratosis and how to reduce it.
  • Identify performance indicators, associated tools, and resources that aid in the assessment and improvement of the quality of addressing topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy.
  • Recognize known gaps and barriers for patient adherence to topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy for the treatment of adult actinic keratosis
  • Name roles the dermatologist can play in improving patient adherence to topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy.
  • Identify quality tools that aid in the assessment and improvement of the quality of addressing topical, cryosurgery, photodynamic, or combination therapy.
  • Be aware of the benefits of UV protection in adult patients with actinic keratosis or who may be at risk of developing actinic keratosis.

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA PRA Credit Statement
The American Academy of Dermatology designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions to Claim Credit
To Claim CME credit for this activity, the learner must achieve a minimum 70% score on the post quiz and complete the post-activity evaluation survey.

Planners

Lindsy Frazer-Green, MS, PhD.
Senior Manager, Clinical Practice Guidelines & Research
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont IL

Mona El-Shamaa
Manager, Quality Improvement
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Sameer Malik – Director, Science & Research
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Laura Vera, Associate Director, Quality Innovations
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Speakers

Daniel B. Eisen, MD, FAAD
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD
Charleston, SC

Reviewers

Lindsy Frazer-Green, MS, PhD.
Senior Manager, Clinical Practice Guidelines & Research
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont IL

Mona El-Shamaa
Manager, Quality Improvement
Rosemont, IL

Staff:

Christine Presta – Director, Digital Learning
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Dustin Herlich - Manager, Digital Learning
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Camilia Schawel – Instructional Designer
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Melinda Keske – Senior Coordinator, Digital Learning
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Disclosures

All planners, speakers, reviewers, and staff for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (formerly known as commercial interests).

Conflict Mitigation Statement
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning implementation of this activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content.

Unapproved Use Disclosure
The American Academy of Dermatology requires CME faculty/authors to disclose to learners when products or procedures are being discussed are off-label (not approved for the indications being discussed), unlabeled (not approved for any indications), experimental and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these products/procedures. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent approval information. Faculty/authors of this activity may be discussing information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.

Disclaimer
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is not responsible for statements made by the author(s). Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy of the AAD. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only, is not intended to establish a standard of care, and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

No Medical Advice
The information in this publication by the American Academy of Dermatology or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified dermatology professional. The American Academy of Dermatology does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular dermatology professional.

Contact Information
For the American Academy of Dermatology Member Resource Center, please call (866) 503-7546.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jun 30, 2026
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit

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