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Hugh Greenway's 37th Annual Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery program is designed to provide the basic information and principles of superficial head and neck anatomy and surgery for those interested in dermatologic surgery.

For 36 years we accomplished our goals with a great faculty and program! Dermatologists, Fellows, and Residents from all over the world descended on La Jolla to participate in this great course in which laboratory time with fresh cadaver material was an integral part. Unfortunately, the world has changed related to COVID-19 and this year the Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery program will not be offering any in-person meetings, laboratory sessions, or workshops in 2020.

We have condensed the program into two days, Friday & Saturday August 7-8, 2020. This new virtual format will provide the same anatomy and dermatologic surgery training that attendees have come to expect. In addition to our anatomy lectures, we will provide an anatomy review via prosection demonstration as we do each year. Our focus on reconstruction and dermatologic surgery will continue and we've added topics that will help those of you who are planning to take the Dermatologic Surgery subspecialty exam in 2021.

2020 Highlights Include:

  • Anatomy lectures and video prosection demonstration
  • Reconstruction techniques including flaps and grafts
  • Subspecialty faculty beyond dermatologic surgeons including plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, head and neck surgery, hand surgery, podiatry, and other faculty
  • Virtual group problem solving sessions
  • Cosmetic session with lasers, toxins, and fillers
  • Board review lectures for 2021 subspecialty exam

When I began this course, there were many significant issues and questions. The foremost question being would Dermatologists come for this type of training? For decades you have from all over the world and we salute you in being a part of the growth of Dermatologic Surgery.

This year we are committed to providing you the best we have to offer in a virtual format.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in August!

Hubert T. Greenway, Jr., MD

Target Audience

This activity is designed for dermatalogic surgeons, PAs and other healthcare professionals who are interested in dermatological surgery.

Educational Objectives

After attending the Virtual 2020 Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the principles of superficial head and neck anatomy
  • Review the principles of reconstruction of surgical defects including local flap reconstruction
  • Discuss full thickness and split thickness skin grafts
  • Illustrate the anatomic principles and reconstruction of specific body units (i.e. ear, nose, foot, hand, etc.)
  • Examine indications and treatment of photo damaged skin, including topical and destructive therapies including lasers.
  • Review subsets of material basic to Dermatologic Surgery

Presented by

UC San Diego School of Medicine

The Mission of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education (UC San Diego CME) is to provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.

UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education, is part of the highly acclaimed School of Medicine and the University of California system of higher education.


Scripps is a multi-specialty clinic dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research, and education. It is part of the oldest private research institution in the United States, the largest in the nation, and is known especially for its blend of first-rate science and innovative medical care. Scripps is one of the operating units of Scripps Health.


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