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FRM F085 - Dermatopathology Pearls: Lessons Learned from Academic Consultative Practice

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Rajiv M. Patel, MD - Handout

  • Aleodor A. Andea, MD - Handout
  • Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Accurately diagnose a selection of challenging inflammatory and neoplastic skin biopsies.
  • Appropriately apply ancillary studies (e.g., immunohistochemistry, FISH, PCR) to common challenging diagnoses in dermatopathology and avoid pitfalls in interpretation.
  • Formulate clinically relevant differential diagnoses for a range of cutaneous neoplasms and dermatoses.

The goal of this session is to impart a logical approach to a range of problematic inflammatory and neoplastic conditions presenting in the skin. It is designed for dermatology and pathology residents, dermatologists with an interest in dermatopathology and dermatopathologists. Identified topics reflect a subset of the most common diagnostic dilemmas seen in academic dermatopathology consultative practice that were selected through a systematic review of consultation cases accrued in major academic referral centers with busy dermatopathology consultation practices. The audience will be presented with the salient features of each entity and with tips to avoid misdiagnosis.