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VisualDx Clinical Education Series

Learn more with our in-depth webinars on a variety of clinical topics and sign up to be notified of upcoming events.

Spotting Measles

It’s been almost two decades since measles was declared eradicated in the United States. Now we are seeing more frequent outbreaks that infect dozens of people, most of whom are children. In the intervening years, a generation of doctors have had little opportunity to see measles in person, making the initial diagnosis more challenging. Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Cynthia Christy, and pediatrician and VisualDx pediatric section editor, Dr. Eric Ingerowski, discuss how to recognize measles in your patient and how to talk to your patients and their families about vaccination.

Diagnosing Seizures

Dr. Carolyn Zyloney joined us to share an overview of evaluating first-time seizures, characteristics of different types of seizures, and their causes. Dr. Zyloney went over a case study and shared more in-depth details about seizure-related diagnoses in the patient's differential and their treatment.

Management of Sports-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents

Treatment recommendations for sports-related concussions in children and adolescents have undergone changes in recent years. Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian is an emergency physician and principal investigator at the Bazarian TBI lab at the University of Rochester where he does research into concussions and their effects on the brain. Dr. Bazarian and Nurse Practitioner Pam Mapstone will share a case study, the latest research on concussions, and recommendations on treatment and management of concussions in the pediatric population.

Atopic Dermatitis

Join dermatologist Dr. Azeen Sadeghian to learn more about atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. During the presentation, we will cover common and uncommon presentations, therapy options, and recommended follow-up. Dermatologists and non-dermatologists will learn how to accurately diagnose a patient’s itchy rash.

Diagnosing Headaches

Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of Rochester, Dr. Carolyn Zyloney, presents an overview of headache diagnosis. Then she discusses a case study of a serious headache and walks through diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Refine your approach to headache diagnosis, and find out when a headache indicates a more serious problem.

Is it melanoma?

Join dermatologist Dr. Azeen Sadeghian to learn how to accurately diagnose melanoma. Through discussion of a case study, learn how to identify suspicious lesions, rule out alternative diagnoses in the differential, stage the lesion, and treatment options. The presentation will also touch on prevention, melanoma mimickers, and melanoma syndrome. Finally, take this opportunity to ask questions about diagnosing melanoma in patients in your practice.


Cases of syphilis were at historically low levels in the U.S. in the late 1990s. Levels were so low that many health care professionals currently in practice may not have encountered the diagnosis during their professional careers. Now it's come roaring back with a vengeance. Join Marguerite Urban, MD, to learn more about syphilis. Dr. Urban is a professor in University of Rochester Infectious Disease Division and Medical Director of the STD Center of Excellence, part of the New York State Clinical Education Initiative. Her research interest is related to sexual behavior, sexual risk reduction, and sexual health.

Health Literacy at the Point of Care

THE US DEPARTMENT of Education’s 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) reported that nine out of ten adults are not rated proficient at health literacy. At the point of care, the majority of patients may not have the ability to understand the information presented to them. This leads to poor health care outcomes, despite the quality and accuracy of the information these patients actually receive in office. Join Sigriet Ferrer and Erin Keenan, two of VisualDx’s Medical Research Librarians, to find out the simple first steps that health care professionals can take to clarify verbal, written, and follow-up communications that improve the understanding of all their patients.

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Tick-Borne Diseases

Join two physicians in a case study discussion about tick-borne diseases. Dr. Cynthia Christy, Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at the University of Rochester will join VisualDx Pediatric Section Editor, Dr. Eric Ingerowski, a practicing pediatrician in Rochester, NY, to discuss a tick-borne disease case. Learn about what diseases might be in the differential, how to narrow down the possibilities, recognize typical and atypical symptoms and presentations, prevention, and treatment.

Clinical APPetite

What are the best apps for clinicians? What types of apps are available for clinical reference, patient engagement, and monitoring and/or communicating with patients? How can you be sure which apps to trust? This informative webinar by Dr. Mathew Devine from the University of Rochester, will share some of the best apps available and how to make the most of them in your daily workflow.

Chikungunya Bites

Join Dr. James Willig and Dr. Mukesh Patel to learn more about chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that caused nearly 2,500 travel-related cases in U.S. states and over 4,400 locally-transmitted cases in U.S. territories in 2014, according to the CDC.

  • Discuss case studies of patients with chikungunya
  • Review the signs and symptoms of chikungunya
  • See the visual differential for chikungunya
  • Interact with two infectious disease experts throughout the presentation

Prompt Diagnosis of Infectious Disease

Noah Craft, MD, PhD, DTM&H presents a webinar on learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of prevalent infectious diseases. As the school year starts there is always a heightened awareness around infectious disease, yet clinicians know that infectious disease presents a danger year-round. Missing the early stages of meningococcemia can be life-threatening for the patient, while misdiagnosing crusted scabies as a noninfectious condition can negatively impact healthcare workers. Many infectious diseases require early detection for expedient management and proper safety precautions.

Cellulitis and Soft Tissue Infections

Cellulitis is one of the most frequently misdiagnosed infections because it presents similarly to a number of other conditions. Join Noah Craft, MD, PhD, DTM&H to learn more about the challenges in diagnosing soft tissue infections and how to discern between cellulitis and other conditions.

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