Next Public Health Grand Rounds
Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting 5 million individuals each year. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is the deadliest kind of skin cancer, resulting in approximately 9,000 deaths each year. Most cases of skin cancer are preventable, but despite efforts to address risk factors, skin cancer rates have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide. Skin cancer is a serious public health concern and it will take a comprehensive approach to provide individuals with the information they need to reduce UV exposure and promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer.
CDC Grand Rounds Sessions
- April 21, 2015: Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
- May 19, 2015: Controlling Aedes Mosquitoes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies
- Global Polio Eradication: Reaching Every Last Child
- Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention
- Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice
- Unusual Transplant-associated Infections: Just How Unusual?
- How Pharmacists Can Improve Health
- Million Hearts Initiative
Registration is not required to watch the live webcast of Grand Rounds.
To continuing education credits:
- Watch the live webcast of Grand Rounds.
- After the event is concluded, register for continuing education credits.
- After you have registered, look for Grand Rounds under the “CDC Courses" link under “Search and Register.”
- Enter the course code: The course code is PHGR10. Thirty days from the initial session the course number will change to WD2346.
For issues regarding obtaining continuing education credits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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