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CRS C028 - Fundamentals of Dermoscopy

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Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 6.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2C

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Director: Alexander J. Stratigos, MD - Handout

  • 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 - Handout
  • Nir Nathansohn, MD
  • John Paoli, MD, PhD
  • Susana Puig, MD
  • H. Peter Soyer, MD
  • Wilhelm Stolz, MD
  • David L. Swanson, MD, FAAD

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 and non-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 in the diagnosis of pigmented and non-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 and in less-pigmented skin lesions. The emerging role of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of non-melanocytic, non-pigmented lesions will be also discussed. In the second section of the course, a wide array of interesting and didactic cases ("best cases") will be presented by internationally renowned experts. Attendees will then test their knowledge with a-self-assessment quiz that recapitulates the basic concepts of the course.


  • 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.


Tuesday, March 25
9:00 AMBasic Dermoscopic Features and Histopathologic Correlates / Dr. Marghoob
9:30 AMDermoscopic Patterns of Melanoma / Dr. Argenziano
9:55 AMDermoscopic Patterns of Melanocytic Nevi / Dr. Kittler
10:20 AMFacial and Acral Pigmented Skin Lesions / Dr. Soyer
10:40 AMClues for Diagnosing Non and Hypo-Pigmented Skin Tumors / Dr. Kittler
11:00 AMDermoscopy of Benign and Malignant Non-melanocytic Skin Lesions / Dr. Hofmann-Wellenhof
11:30 AMDermoscopy in Non-pigmented Cutaneous and Hair Lesions / Dr. Malvehy
11:50 AMSelf-Assessment Quiz / Dr. Stratigos
12:10 PMBreak /
1:30 PMMy Best Cases from Arizona / Dr. Swanson
1:45 PMMy Best Cases from Argentina / Dr. Cabo
2:00 PMMy Best Cases from Australia / Menzies
2:15 PMMy Best Cases from Greece / Dr. Lazaridou
2:30 PMMy Best Cases from Germany / Dr. Stolz
2:45 PMMy Best Cases from Israel / Dr. Nathansohn
3:00 PMMy Best Cases from Spain / Dr. Puig
3:15 PMMy Best Cases from Sweden / Dr. Paoli