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C014 - Fundamentals of Dermoscopy

Saturday, February 17; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Outline the 2 Step Method in defining melanocytic and non-melanocytic neoplasms
  • Define specific dermoscopic characteristics in melanoma subtypes
  • Demonstrate specific diagnostic elements in the dermoscopy of benign and malignant skin neoplasms


This course incorporates the 2 step mechanism along with other leading methods for the practitioner to learn dermoscopy. It will also serve as an excellent review course for daily practitioners of dermoscopy. Both melanocytic and non- melanocytic lesions will be discussed and then specialized sessions will deal with benign and malignant variants of these lesions. Unknown dermoscopy sessions will be conducted throughout the course so the attendants will test their growing knowledge. The afternoon sessions will also present unusual topics such as spitz nevi, anatomic variants and mimickers in dermoscopy. The day course will end with a final session of unknowns.


  • Ciurea, Ana M., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Gerami, Pedram, MD: Castle Biosciences, Inc – C(H); DermTech International – C(H); Myriad Genetics Inc – C(H);
  • Hernandez, Claudia, MD: JAMA – O(S);
  • Lee, Jason Bok, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Marghoob, Ashfaq A., MD: 3Gen, LLC – C(NC), O(EQ), O(NC), SP(H); American Dermoscopy Meeting – F(OB); Canfield Scientific, Inc. – C(NC), O(EQ), O(NC); Heine – C(NC), O(EQ); Informa HealthCare – O(OB); JP Medical Publishers – O(OB); Springer Publishing – O(OB); UpToDate, Inc – O(H);
  • Martini, Mary C., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Oliviero, Margaret C., NP, MSN: 3Gen, LLC – SP(H); Caliber Imaging and Diagnostics Inc. – C(NC); Canfield Scientific, Inc. – C(NC); Heine – C(NC);
  • Rabinovitz, Harold S., MD: 3Gen, LLC – SP(EQ); Caliber Imaging and Diagnostics Inc. – I(EQ); Canfield Scientific, Inc. – C(EQ); DermaSensor Inc – C(Fees); DermTech International – A(Fees); FotoFinder – C(NC); Heine – C(EQ);
  • Stein, Jennifer A., MD, PhD: MoleSafe, Inc. – O(Fees); UpToDate, Inc – O(IP);
  • Zhou, Xiaolong Alan, MD, MSc: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, February 17
9:00 AM
Dr. Hernandez / 2 Step Analysis
9:30 AM
Ms. Oliviero / Benign and Dysplastic nevi
10:00 AM
Dr. Martini / Melanoma
10:30 AM
Dr. Martini / Melanocytic Unknowns
10:50 AM
Dr. Zhou / Benign Non-Melanocytic Lesions
11:20 AM
Dr. Lee / Malignant Non-Melanocytic Lesions
1:00 PM
Dr. Marghoob / Dermoscopy Path Correlates
1:30 PM
Dr. Marghoob / Dermoscopy Unknowns
2:00 PM
Dr. Stein / Anatomic Variants in Dermoscopy
2:30 PM
Dr. Gerami / spitz : Benign and Malignant
3:00 PM
Dr. Ciurea / Dermoscopy Mimickers
3:30 PM
Dr. Rabinovitz / Final Unknowns
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 32B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Mary C. Martini, MD, FAAD
  • Ana M. Ciurea, MD, FAAD
  • Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD, FAAD
  • Claudia Hernandez, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Harold S. Rabinovitz, MD, FAAD
  • Jason Bok Lee, MD, FAAD
  • Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Margaret C. Oliviero, NP, MSN
  • Pedram Gerami, MD, FAAD
  • Xiaolong Alan Zhou, MD, MSc, FAAD