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FRM F117 - Reflectance Confocal Microscopy: Current and Future

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 709/711

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Harold S. Rabinovitz, MD, FAAD

  • Pascale Guitera, MD, PhD
  • Caterina Longo, MD, PhD
  • Joseph Malvehy, MD
  • Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD
  • Elvira Moscarella, MD
  • Margaret C. Oliviero, NP, MSN
  • Giovanni Pellacani, MD
  • Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD
  • Gisele G Rezze, MD, PhD
  • Alon Scope, MD
  • H. Peter Soyer, MD
  • Martina Ulrich, MD

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

  • Apply the basic principles of confocal microscopy
  • Classify both benign and malignant lesions by identifying specific structures and features of these neoplasms

Reflectance confocal microscopy is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows for the en face (horizontal plane) visualization of microscopic structures and cellular detail of the epidermis, dermo-epidermal junction, and superficial dermis. The principle of RCM is similar to ultrasound, but instead of ultrasound waves the system is based on the optical reflectivity. This course will discuss the equipment, principles, terminology, and the most common lesions imaged with this device. Experts with confocal microscopy will present educational cases with audience participation.


Monday, March 24
10:00 AMEquipment and Principles / Dr. Scope
10:10 AMTerminology / Dr. Gargantini Rezze
10:20 AMSeborrheic keratosis, solar lentigo, and LPLK / Dr. Moscarella
10:30 AMBCC / Dr. Rabinovitz
10:40 AMSCC / Dr. Ulrich
10:50 AMNevi / Dr. Longo
11:00 AMMelanoma / Dr. Pellicani
11:10 AMFacial lesions / Dr. Guitera
11:20 AMRCM in a private clinical practice / Oliviero