Continuing Education Events

A group of attendees watching a presentation at a melanoma conference.

Advancing dermatological education

As the state's only academic medical center, OHSU is dedicated to driving dermatological education across Oregon, for all providers. We host in-person and virtual continuing medical education (CME) events. As this effort is primarily driven by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Melanoma Program, topics are most commonly the latest in treatment and research options for those with melanoma.

In addition to these educational opportunities, OHSU will soon be opening up a virtual platform to join weekly Melanoma Tumor Board meetings.

  • Provide the best melanoma care in the country in Oregon
  • Enable virtual access for all clinicians in Oregon to melanoma specialists in the state
  • Improve access to the best care available for all melanoma patients in Oregon
  • Increase appropriate enrollment into melanoma clinical trials to improve future melanoma care
  • Educate clinicians throughout the state on the evidence-based care practices for melanoma
  • Increase Oregon's melanoma registry awareness and use

Elizabeth Berry, M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU

Aimee Kohn, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Medical Oncology, OHSU

Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., Melanoma Specialist, Chair, Department of Dermatology, OHSU

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Radiation Medicine and Computational Biology, OHSU

Susan Tofte, F.N.P., OHSU Melanoma Specialist, Department of Dermatology

John Vetto, M.D., OHSU Surgical Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program; Tumor Board Director & Moderator

Other contributors:

Walter Urba, MD, PhD, Providence Oncologist, Director of Cancer Research

Pam Russell, RN, OHSU Tumor Board Coordinator

Request a speaker

Are you interested in hosting melanoma-focused CME for your clinic/conference/organization? Our melanoma experts are available to discuss a wide variety of melanoma topics in any of the following formats:

  • Tumor boards/Grand rounds
  • Lunch and dinner programs
  • Organizational presentation
  • Keynote/speaker for medical conferences

To request a presentation or for further information, please contact: 
Elizabeth Stoos, M.Ed

Melanoma Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach
presented by
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Director, Melanoma Program, Knight Cancer Institute

Learning objectives

  1. Identify epidemiological and individual risk factors for melanoma
  2. Integrate rapid skin examinations in your practice
  3. Identify resources including the Virtual Tumor Board, Patient Education Materials and more