Melanoma in People With Skin of Colour: Diagnosis and Treatment

Duration

30 min

Profession

Physician

Nursing

Specialist

# of Credits

0.5

Accreditation

Mainpro+

Expiry Date

2023-09-08

This program aims to help clinicians screen for and diagnose melanoma in people with skin of colour. The program will review how melanoma presents in this population, how to screen for the most common type of melanoma in people with skin of colour, when to refer, and treatment options. The overall goal of the program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in diagnosing and treating melanoma in people with skin of colour.


This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Melanoma Canada.

This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Cert+ Program ID#: 197905

N/A

Sofia Nastis, MD, CCFP
Anas Nseir, MD, CCFP, FCFP, B.Pharm
Naomi Pliamm, MD
Elaine McWhirter, MD

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:

  • Screen for and diagnose melanoma in people with skin of colour
  • Describe the clinical presentation and risk factors for Acral Lentiginous Melanoma (ALM)
  • Counsel patients with skin of colour on the prevention of melanoma
  • Discuss treatment options for the most common type of melanoma in people with skin of colour