Defect Based Approach to Reconstruction of Cutaneous Defect in the Head & Neck

October 22, 2015

The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.

Intended Audience

Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basic concepts and principles in selecting reconstructive methods for common facial defects following cutaneous malignancy excision.
  2. Know and be able to apply the concept of a reconstructive ladder for head and neck defects.
  3. Appreciate the importance of nasal reconstruction in multiple layers, following tumor extirpation.

Case Moderator


Douglas K. Henstrom, MD
Director, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Facial Nerve Center, University of Iowa

Dr. Henstrom indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Continuing Education Credit

DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the guidelines from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/22/2015 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/22/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Mercy Medical Center 1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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