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Session Information

FOC U061 - CDPC: Clinical Dermatoscopic Pathologic Correlation

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Palm Ballroom 1

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Jason Bok Lee, MD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Recognize the clinical and histopathologic correlates of the major dermatoscopic findings in melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions.
  • Predict the sensitivity and specificity of the major dermatoscopic structures.
  • Formulate appropriate differential diagnoses based on the dermatoscopic findings of pigmented and non-pigmented lesions.

Correct recognition of dermatoscopic structures is a key step in becoming proficient in dermatoscopy. Many of the dermatoscopic structures, even the major ones, are not highly specific, and incorrect interpretation of the dermatoscopic structures is a common pitfall for both novices and experts. Critically understanding histologic correlates of dermatoscopic structures not only facilitates becoming proficient in dermatoscopy, but also facilitates recognizing the utility, limitation, and potential of dermatoscopy in the daily practice. Clinical dermatoscopic pathologic correlation of pigmented and non-pigmented lesions will be performed with an emphasis on the sensitivity and specificity of many of the major dermatoscopic structures.