North American Nail Surgery Course
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Conference Dates
Sept. 6 – 7, 2013
Course Information
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and Location
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Department of Dermatology
Center for Health & Healing Conference Center
3303 SW Bond Avenue
Portland, Ore. 97239
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Department of Dermatology
Center for Health & Healing
Mail code: CH16D
Oregon Health & Science University
3303 SW Bond Ave.
Portland, Ore. 97239-4501
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North American "Live" Nail Surgery Course
Showcasing Live Surgery Demonstrations by Nail Experts
September 6 – 7, 2013
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Phoebe Rich, M.D.

Phoebe Rich, M.D.
Course Director

The North American Live Nail Surgery Course, presented by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), focuses on surgical techniques practitioners need for the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon nail tumors and disorders. This case-based course brings together national nail experts for lectures, interactive panel discussions, and a full day of live observational surgeries with patients and cadaver nails. Topics include nail anatomy and physiology, diagnosis and treatment of medical, surgical and infectious nail conditions, and tips and tricks for anesthesia and preparing the patient for successful nail surgery. Live nail surgery will demonstrate best practices and techniques for basic and advanced nail surgical procedures.

Phoebe Rich, M.D., Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, OHSU, Portland, Ore. – Program Chair
Julianne Mann, M.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology, OHSU, Portland, Ore. – Program Associate Chair
Nathaniel Jellinek, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Brown University, East Greenwich, R.I., and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Antonella Tosti, M.D., Professor of Clinical Dermatology, University of Miami Health System, Miami, Fla.
Curtis Thompson, M.D., Affiliate Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU, Portland, Ore.
Sabra Leitenberger, M.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology, OHSU, Portland, Ore.
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Dermatology, OHSU, Portland, Ore.
Various nail disorders
Registration fees (Limited to 100 participants)

Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, breaks, and reception and dinner on Friday

$475 – Physicians
$375 – Physician Assistants or Nurse Practioners
$200 – Residents – Special registration rate for residents (limited to first 20 resident registrants)

E-mail for more information.
Course Outline
Friday, September 6
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Patient viewing, case discussions, and lectures on a wide variety of nail diseases and tumors with an emphasis on diagnosis, work-up and treatment.
Saturday, September 7
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Live surgery demonstrating basic and advanced nail procedures
Patients with various nail conditions and neoplasms of interest will be available for live pre-op viewing at the start of the day. Some of these patients will then undergo nail surgery which will be telecasted live to the conference room with a real-time audio/video feed to allow for interactive discussion and Q & A opportunities during each demonstration. If patients with specific nail diseases are not available, cadaver nails will be utilized to demonstrate the appropriate procedure.

Live surgery demonstrations will cover the following:
  • Nail matrix biopsy
  • Nail injections for psoriasis
  • Ingrown toenail and pincer nail
  • Benign nail tumors — glomous tumor, onychomatricoma, exostosis
  • Malignant nail tumors — squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma
  • En bloc excision of nail unit
  • Nail grafts and advanced procedures

North American Nail Surgery Course