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FRM F147 - New Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Difficult Pigmented Lesions

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Martin Charles Mihm, Jr., MD, FAAD


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

  • Establish which emerging molecular techniques are now available for diagnosis and classification of difficult pigmented lesions.
  • Decide if a given molecular test would be useful in diagnosis and treatment of malignant melanoma.

This forum will elaborate on basic aspects of the molecular biology of difficult pigmented lesions and melanoma, emphasizing the alterations that give rise to these proliferations. Molecular changes and their potential role as ancillary tests to differentiate benign from malignant lesions will also be discussed. The new molecular classification of melanoma will be described in comparison with the previously established clinico-pathological classification. Finally the molecular alterations that are being used as current or potential targets for therapy will be discussed. This session is directed to dermatologists and dermatopathologists involved in screening, diagnosis and treatment of pigmented lesions.


Tuesday, March 05
1:00 PMMolecular Biology Of Pigmented Lesions And Malignant Melanoma / Dr. Mihm
1:35 PMMolecular Tests In Diagnosis And Treatment Of Spitzoid Proliferations And Melanoma / Dr. Piris
2:10 PMCurrent And Potential Molecular Targeted Therapies For Malignant Melanoma / Dr. Mihm
2:45 PMQuestions And Answers / All faculty