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Laura Williams, MD
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Dr. Laura Williams, a board-certified dermatologist. She currently serves as a faculty member at Tulane University Medical School after working in a busy private practice in New Orleans for 12 years and recent work at St. Thomas Community Health Center. Dr. Williams received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and returned to her native New Orleans for medical school and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She has a general dermatology practice treating patients of all ages with psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, acne and other less common skin conditions. When not working, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, as well as gardening and playing tennis.

 

Cases from the Crescent City: Dermatology Self-Assesment

This session features case-based challenges and will involve assessment questions to test medical knowledge. The speakers will present diverse cases of skin disease with focus on clinical findings, histopathology, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize clinical patterns of cutaneous disease
  2. Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools and additional testing in the evaluation of internal disease
  3. Treat skin diseases while also coordinating care with appropriate specialists

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment

  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment

  3. Advances in medical knowledge

References:

  1. Bohan A, Peter JB. “Polymyositis and dermatomyositis (first of two parts)”. N. Engl J Med (1975) 292(7):344-7.

  2. Elston DM, Stratman EJ, Miller SJ. “Skin Biopsy: Biopsy Issues in Specific Diseases”. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jan:74(1):1-16: quiz 17-8. 

  3. Baughn RE, Musher DM. “Secondary Syphilitic Lesions.” Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 2005:18(1):201-216. Doi:10.1128/CMR.18.1.205-216.2005.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 6

Disclosures: No disclosures provided by speaker

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