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Session Information

FRM F112 - Dermatopathology for the Pediatric Dermatologist

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Flamingo 3

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Jan Izakovic, MD


  • Anita C. Gilliam, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Mariya Miteva, MD
  • Lori D. Prok, MD, FAAD
  • Paolo Romanelli, MD, FAAD
  • Beth S. Ruben, MD, FAAD

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

  • Select and order appropriate techniques of tissue sampling for challenging skin, hair and nail conditions in the pediatric population.
  • Discuss the value of different new histopathological diagnostic techniques and recognize specific findings pertinent to select dermato-pediatric conditions.
  • Evaluate and correlate specific microscopic findings to benign and malignant clinical entities affecting the childhood population.

This session is directed to dermatologists, and dermatopathologists with a focus or deeper interest in the pediatric population. Techniques for skin, hair and nail biopsies to assure maximal yield of information, pertinent clinical history and requirements for imaging to help the dermatopathologist and pediatric dermatologist render the best possible diagnosis will be discussed. Special emphasis will be applied to immunohistochemistry and biomarker typing to help differentiate benign from malignant proliferative entities as well as inflammatory and some genetic conditions. Attendees will learn how to perform appropriate biopsies, use the best clinicopathological correlation and better understand dermatopathology reports and related diagnostic-therapeutic markers.


Monday, March 04
1:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Izakovic
1:05 PMDermatopathologists wish list: how to optimize your skin biopsy / Dr. Gilliam
1:25 PMCommon nail quandaries in children / Dr. Ruben
1:45 PMDisorders of hair loss / Miteva
2:05 PMGenodermatoses dermatopathology can help you with / Dr. Prok
2:25 PMPediatric skin tumors / Dr. Romanelli
2:45 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty