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SYM S050 - What's New in Dermatopathology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 1DEF

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Nooshin Ketabchi Brinster, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Steven D. Billings, MD - Handout
  • Tammie C. Ferringer, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Pedram Gerami, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Whitney A. High, MD, FAAD
  • Beth S. Ruben, MD, FAAD
  • Leonard C. Sperling, MD, FAAD

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

  • Diagnose dermatologic conditions utilizing the latest histochemical and molecular tools.
  • Identify histologic criteria of more recently described disorders.
  • Recognize the importance of clinical-pathologic criteria in the diagnosis of cutaneous disease.

This session will provide an update in dermatopathology, with an emphasis on clinical correlation. The topics to be discussed include alopecia, infectious diseases, nail disorders, soft tissue tumors, melanocytic lesions (with a focus on the use of molecular tools), the newest in immunohistochemistry and inflammatory skin disease.


  • J . Eduardo Calonje, Thomas Brenn, Alexander J Lazar, Phillip H. McKee. McKee's Pathology of the Skin. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2012.


Tuesday, March 25
9:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Brinster
9:05 AMInfectious Disease / Dr. High
9:30 AMAlopecia / Dr. Sperling
9:55 AMSoft Tissue Tumors / Dr. Billings
10:20 AMWhat's New in Immunohistochemistry / Dr. Ferringer
10:45 AMMelanocytic Lesions / Dr. Gerami
11:10 AMInflammatory Skin Disease / Dr. Brinster
11:35 AMNail Disorders / Dr. Ruben