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Session Information

SYM S003 - Dermoscopy

Open admission, no tuition or ticket.


Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 312

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Mary C. Martini, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Sarah Stringer Baker, MD, FAAD
  • Ana M. Ciurea, MD, FAAD
  • Kelly C. Nelson, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify melanocytic patterns and non-melanocytic patterns on dermoscopy
  • Recognize and identify major dermoscopic findings in melanoma
  • Differentiate between benign melanocytic nevi and melanoma

This 3 hour session will present a wide array of dermoscopy images of benign and malignant non-melanocytic and melanocytic lesions. The clinician will be instructed on the 2 step approach and emphasis will be on pattern recognition and how to incorporate dermoscopy in a busy clinical practice. Multiple cases will be presented that incorporate dermoscopic images and the corresponding histopathologic diagnoses. The attendee should become familiar with the various benign melanocytic, non-melanocytic and melanoma patterns by the close of the session and can test his or her knowledge with the final self-assessment presentation.


Thursday, August 16
9:00 AMDermatoscopes- polarized and non-polarized / Dr. Baker
9:15 AMquestions / Dr. Baker
9:20 AM2 Step algorithm / Dr. Baker
9:35 AMQ&A / Dr. Baker
9:40 AMBenign melanocytic lesions / Dr. Martini
9:55 AMQ&A / Dr. Martini
10:00 AMMelanoma / Dr. Martini
10:15 AMQ&A / Dr. Martini
10:20 AMBenign non-melanocytic lesions / Dr. Ciurea
10:35 AMQ&A / Dr. Ciurea
10:40 AMMalignant non-melanocytic lesions / Dr. Ciurea
10:55 AMQ&A / Dr. Ciurea
11:00 AMCase presentations and unknowns / Dr. Nelson
11:45 AMQ&A / All faculty