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CRS C024 - Fundamentals of Dermoscopy

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Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 6.00

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Director: Alexander J. Stratigos, MD


  • Giuseppe Argenziano, MD
  • Horacio Antonio Cabo, MD
  • Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, MD
  • Harald Kittler, MD - Handout
  • Elisavet Lazaridou, MD, PhD - Handout
  • Joseph Malvehy, MD
  • Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD, FAAD
  • Scott Menzies, MBBS, PhD
  • Nir Nathansohn, MD
  • John Paoli, MD, PhD
  • Susana Puig, MD - Handout
  • H. Peter Soyer, MD
  • Wilhelm Stolz, MD - Handout
  • Iris Zalaudek, MD

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

  • Recognize and interpret the most important dermoscopic criteria and patterns
  • Use a practical approach to differentiate between benign and malignant melanocytic lesions
  • Introduce dermoscopy as a useful tool in daily clinical practice

The course will provide a comprehensive, clinically oriented approach to the use of dermoscopy for the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. The first section will cover the basic dermoscopic features and patterns observed in melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Emphasis will be given in lesions of facial and acral sites as well as in less-pigmented lesions. The role of digital dermoscopy for the surveillance of atypical lesions will be also discussed. In the second section of the course, a wide array of interesting cases will be presented by internationally renowned experts. Attendees will then test their knowledge with a-self-assessment slide presentation.


  • Dermoscopy: An Illustrated Self-Assessment Guide by Robert Johr and Wilhelm Stolz. MacGraw-Hill Publishers Professional, 2010.
  • Dermoscopy: The Essentials: Expert Consult - Online and Print (2nd edition) by H. Peter Soyer, Giuseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Iris Zalaudek MD. Saunders Ltd, 2011.
  • An Atlas of Dermoscopy by Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Josef Malvehy and Ralph Braun. Informa Healthcare, 2012.


Monday, March 04
9:00 AMBasic Dermoscopic Semiology and Histopathologic Correlates / Dr. Soyer
9:30 AMThe Morphologic Spectrum of Melanoma / Dr. Argenziano
9:55 AMThe Morphologic Spectrum of Melanocytic Nevi / Dr. Zalaudek
10:20 AMFacial and Acral Pigmented Skin Lesions / Dr. Marghoob
10:40 AMClues for Diagnosing Non - and Hypo- Pigmented Skin Tumors / Dr. Kittler
11:00 AMDermoscopy of Benign Non-Melanocytic Skin Tumors / Dr. Hofmann-Wellenhof
11:20 AMDigital Mole Mapping: Is It Useful? / Dr. Malvehy
2:00 PMinteresting cases from Scottsdale / Dr. Swanson
2:15 PMInteresting Cases from Spain / Dr. Puig
2:30 PMInteresting Cases from Israel / Dr. Nathansohn
2:45 PMInteresting Cases from Australia / Menzies
3:00 PMInteresting Cases from Germany / Dr. Stolz
3:15 PMInteresting Cases from Argentina / Dr. Cabo
3:30 PMInteresting Cases from Greece / Dr. Lazaridou
3:45 PMInteresting Cases from Sweden / Dr. Paoli
4:00 PMSelf-Assessment Quiz / Dr. Stratigos