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Galderma PreBoard Seminar 2012

Live Sessions: June 22-24, 2012

Registration for 2012 is over. Thank you to the participants.

32 Years
New for 2012

Webinar* and/or Live
Sessions - you now
have a choice.

All attendees to the live PreBoard Seminar will receive an access key at the meeting to log onto the webinar in order to study in advance of the board exams.*


Hotel information will be sent with registration confirmation.

Room rate $129 per night (plus taxes). Space is limited. Please make hotel reservations by May 27, 2012 by calling 888-233-9527 and mention Galderma PreBoard Seminar. new&eventID=2620944 Close it

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Live Sessions

Friday, June 22 Saturday, June 23 Sunday, June 24
10:30-12 p.m. Registration 7-7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 7-7:45 a.m. Breakfast
12-12:15 p.m. Introduction
Joseph B. Bikowski, MD
7:45-10 a.m. Exam 3 & Review
Bruce Thiers, MD
7:45-10 a.m. Exam 7 & Review
Susan J. Bayliss, MD
12:15-2:30 p.m. Exam 1 & Review
Richard K. Scher, MD
10-10:15 a.m. Break 10-10:15 a.m. Break
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break 10:15-12:30 p.m. Exam 4 & Review
Jo-David Fine, MD
10:15-12:30 p.m. Exam 8 & Review
Steven Feldman, MD, PhD
2:45 - 5 p.m. Exam 2 & Review
Sharon Jacob, MD
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Conclusion
5-6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner 1:30-3:45 p.m. Exam 5 & Review
Brian Berman, MD, PhD
    3:45-4:00 p.m. Break    
    4-6:15 p.m. Exam 6 & Review
Elizabeth Magill
Billingsley, MD
    6:15-7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner    

Joseph B. Bikowski, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Director Bikowski Skin Care Center, Sewickley, PA

Dr. Bikowski is the originator of the concept for this course. He completed his Dermatology residency at Ohio State University Hospital in 1978 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology in the same year. This is the 32nd year that Dr Bikowski has directed the Galderma PreBoard Seminar. His enthusiastic dedication to updating the material each year to meet the changing needs of board-eligible dermatologists has made this the pre-eminent review seminar for board certification preparation.

Seminar Director

Course Objective

The fundamental aim of the Galderma PreBoard Seminar is to present an educationally valuable review of Dermatology. This is a preparatory seminar which approximates as closely as possible the format of the Kodachrome® segment of the Certifying Examination of the American Board of Dermatology.

The registrant will be exposed to over 750 projected images in a simulated exam environment with immediate review by the faculty members. In this way, the participants will be able to identify areas which might require further study. The seminar and webinar may also help alleviate "pre-test anxiety," thus allowing the registrant to perform at an optimum level of competence during the actual examination.

Instruction Method

The review uses projected images depicting various dermatologic phenomena. Each of eight seminar segments will last 2-1/4 hours and will have 2 subsections.

During the first 45 minutes of each session, the registrant will take a simulated Board Exam consisting of approximately 60 images with one question per image. Each image will be projected on the screen for 45 seconds. The registrant must identify the subject of the image and answer a multiple choice question (printed test questionnaires are provided).

The faculty member will then review each image and accompanying question, answer questions and discuss differential diagnoses in the next 90 minutes. A study guide/syllabus with appropriate references for each question is provided for further review. Emphasis will be on recognizing dermatologic manifestations in an exam-like setting. Your webinar course will follow the same instruction method and simulate the Board "testing center" environment.


Exam 1 - Hair, Nails and Pigmentary Disorders

This presentation will review the recognition and treatment of disorders of hair, nails, and pigment. These "clinical markers" will then be reviewed as aids in diagnosing underlying systemic abnormalities.

Richard K. Scher, MD
Professor of Clinical Dermatology
University of North Carolina

Exam 2 - Infections (Bacterial, Viral, Fungal) and Infestations

Dermatological infections are a common problem for the clinician. A discussion of clinical diagnosis, appropriate laboratory confirming tests and therapy: gram stains, acid fast stains, and Fite stains will be presented.

Sharon Jacob, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine (Dermatology) University of California, San Diego, CA

Exam 3 - Review of the Literature

The Board Examination typically emphasizes not only material from standard textbooks of dermatology, but also recent advances in diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment. Both dermatologic and non-dermatologic literature will be reviewed.

Bruce Thiers, MD
Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Exam 4 - Bullous Diseases, Basement Membranes and Autoimmunity

The discussion will focus on the morphologic, pathologic, immunologic and molecular features of bullous diseases, basement membranes and autoimmune disease. Current concepts of pathogenesis and mediators of pathogenesis will also be discussed.

Jo-David Fine, MD
Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) & Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Head
National Epidermolysis Bullosa Registry

Exam 5 - Drug Actions, Interactions, Reactions

In depth knowledge of drug actions, interactions and reactions is essential for a board certified dermatologist. The discussion will highlight modes of actions and uses of major topical and systemic agents, mechanisms and clinical presentations of major classes of drug reactions, and the pathways and clinical significance of systemic drug interactions.

Brian Berman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Exam 6 - Cutaneous Oncology and Surgery

The answer to questions concerning salient points of cutaneous surgery and the identification of frequently occurring cutaneous tumors will be covered as they are relevant to examination review.

Elizabeth Magill Billingsley, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Exam 7 - Pediatric Dermatology

Cutaneous diseases limited to pediatric patients and specific presentations of cutaneous disease in pediatric patients will be presented. Genodermatoses and correlation of clinical disease with current basic science information will be emphasized.

Susan J. Bayliss, MD
Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine and Director of Dermatology, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Exam 8 - JAAD CME Article Review

The CME articles of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology attempt to provide an educational update on core knowledge in dermatology. They are an appropriate source of questions for Board Examination. These CME articles will be reviewed in this presentation.

Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology & Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Topics to be covered

  • Drug Actions, Interactions, Reactions
  • Bullous Diseases, Basement Membranes & Autoimmunity
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Oncology and Surgery
  • JAAD CME Article Review
  • Disorders of the Hair, Nails and Pigment
  • Infections (Bacterial, Viral and Fungal) and Infestations
  • Review of the Literature

For more information, please call 817-961-5121

Additional Information

Online Webinar is available May 1-July 21, 2012.
Online Registrations are non-refundable.

Tuition for the live sessions is refundable if withdrawals are made prior to June 22, 2012. After this date, tuition is non-refundable.

For more information, contact Lisa Griffith at, 817-961-5121 or visit

Enrollment is limited. Applications will be accepted in the order they are received. You may register online above or via pay by check. Mail completed registration form with payment in full to:

Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Attn: PreBoard Seminar 14501 North Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177

Registrant’s Responsibilities
Registrants are required to pay for their own transportation to and from the live seminar, non-sponsored meals and hotel accommodations.

10:30 am -12:00 pm, Friday, June 22, 2012
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare

Registrants will receive a registration packet which covers the events of the weekend, as well as the syllabus binder.

Course Sponsorship
Galderma Laboratories, L.P., sponsor of the PreBoard Seminar since 1980, has an ongoing commitment to dermatology.

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