Dermpedia Courses are made available by Dermatopathology Consultations LLC (Boston, MA) www.dermatopathologyconsultations.com
For more information about the venue, please call 1-617-549-1168 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. A limited block of rooms at significantly discounted group rate (from $299 per night) available through online registration. This 5 star resort is conveniently located 35 minutes drive time from Phoenix International Airport and 4 hours from Grand Canyon.
The objective of Dermpedia Courses is to provide the most comprehensive in-depth updates on selected topics pertinent to everyday practice of skin pathology and dermatology.
Two days of the Course will be devoted to a Comprehensive Review of Soft Tissue Tumors. In this module we will discuss entities and critical differential diagnoses likely to be encountered by general pathologists and dermatopathologists. The Course Faculty, all recognized experts in the field, will present interesting cases illustrating salient features and potential diagnostic pitfalls associated with common and less common soft tissue tumors.
The third day of the Course will be an Update on Melanoma and Melanocytic Proliferations. This 7 hour module, offered as a separate registration, will provide a practical update on diagnosis, classification and management of melanocytic lesions. This module is intended for a broader audience also including dermatologists and nurse practitioners utilizing skin biopsy in their practice. The Course participants are expected to learn about the importance of clinicopathological correlation in management of pigmented lesions and emerging molecular technologies, markers and treatments of melanoma. A significant amount of time will be devoted to discussing the most common diagnostic problems facing dermatopathologists and pathologists in routine practice.
Participants will be encouraged to submit their own cases for discussion on Dermpedia website. The Course will also include optional small group sessions at a multiheaded microscope.
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Topics subject to minor chanages):
Soft tissue tumors #1
-Nodular fasciitis and fibrous/fibroblastic proliferations:
Ischemic vasciitis (atypical decubitus fibroplasia)
Fibroma of tendon sheath
Desmoplastic fibroblastoma (collagenous fibroma)
-Pediatric spindle cell tumors:
Fibrous hamartoma of infancy
Infantile digital fibromatosis
Infantile or congenital fibrosarcoma
Giant cell fibroblastoma
Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma
Hyalinizing spindle cell tumor with giant rosetts
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma
-Fibrohistiocytic and xanthmatous lesions:
Lipidized (ankle type) fh
Tumoral Atypical Mycobacteria infection
Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease
Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma
Fibrosarcomatous variant of DFSP
Superficial acral fibromyxoma
Solitary fibrous tumor
-Various fibrohistiocytic lesions:
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma
Giant cell tumor of tendon sheaths
Soft tissue giant cell tumor
Granular cell tumors
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
Calcifying aponeurotic fbroma
Calcifying fibrous pseudotumor
Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor
Lecture: Molecular adjuncts in diagnosis of spindle cell neoplasms
Fat free spindle cell lipoma
Spindle cell lipoma
Atypical lipomatous tumor (well-differentiated liposarcoma
Round cell/dedifferentiated liposarcoma
-Variants of hemangioma:
Acquired tufted angioma
Spindle cell hemangioma
Epithelioiod hemangioma arising in a large vessel (penis or temporal artery)
-Congenital and acquired vascular lesions of infancy:
Congenital hemangiomas non-regressing
Congenital hemangiomas regressing
Intravascular pyogenic granuloma
-Intermediate vascular tumors:
Patch-stage Kaposi sarcoma
-Variants of angiosarcoma:
Acquired progressive lymphangioma
Radiation-induced atypical vascular lesion
Localized massive lymphedema
Endemic nodular Kaposi sarcoma
Soft tissue tumors #2
-Smooth muscle and perivascular tumors:
Malignant glomus tumor
Metastatic GIST (for fun)
Rhabdomyomatous hamartoma of skin
-Soft tissue tumors of the genital areas:
Myofibroblastoma (of breast)
Pleomorphic angiectatic tumor of soft parts
Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor
Didactic session VI: Tumors with neural differentiation
-Neural tissue tumors:
Soft tissue perineuroma
Derm sheath myxoma
Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor
Epithelioid sacoma, proximal type
Epithelioid sarcoma missed as granuloma annulare
Subcutaneos granuloma annulare
Cutaneous clear cell sarcoma
Ectopic meningothelial hamartoma
Melanoma (also available as a separate registration)
Physician Attendee Entire 3-Day Course including Update on Melanoma:
Physician Attendee Update on Melanoma Course ONLY: $450
Physician in Training Entire 3-Day Course including Update on Melanoma :
Physician in Training Update on Melanoma Course ONLY: $250
Nurse Practitioner Melanoma Only: $350
Physicians in Training Discount: We set aside a limited number of significantly discounted) admissions for physicians in training (residents and fellows). These admissions will be sold on the first-come, first-served basis. In order to qualify for the discounted fees you need to present a proof of being in training at the registration
To receive the discount you have to register as "physician in training" and enter "physician in training" code during registration.
A refund will be issued if requested on or before Monday, March 11th. Refunds are issued in the full amount, less a $50.00 registration processing fee. Substitutions are always welcome. Refunds will not be issued after the specified date. All refunds must be requested in writing.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dermatopathologists, pathologists, dermatologists and other health care professionals who incorporate dermatopathology consultations or procedures in their practice.
Community Medical Centers is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Community Medical Centers designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. Support given by educational funding from Dermatopathology Consultations LLC..
Faculty disclosures are pending and any relevant disclosures will be listed.
American Board of Pathology Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs):
Community Medical Centers has been approved by the American Board of Pathology to provide Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs). SAMs are a specific form of Category 1 CME required by the ABP as part of its Maintenance of Certification Program. A self-assessment post-test -- with defined acceptable performance and performance and timely feedback will be available and is required to obtain SAMs credit. At least 10 SAMs will be awarded.
To preserve the ambience of the Course only a limited number of exhibitors will be allowed to present their services or products at the Course. Each exhibiting company will be provided with one 6 feet x 30 inches (or 16 inches if requested) table and free power outlet. The tables may be located in the breakout/coffee room allowing ample opportunity to interact with the participants and faculty. The room is located between the lecture room and the open patio and will be the social center of the Course.
The exhibitor's fee ($1,750) includes registration, participation in an official Course Reception and coffee breaks for 2 representatives. The exhibitors are eligible for all the resort discounts available to the students. The exhibitors will be asked to set up their displays according to the Hyatt policy. The exhibitors are responsible for all the costs of set up and transportation. The floor hours are Thursday and Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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Optional Activities at the Venue:
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Taliesin West Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright, recognized as the 20th century's greatest architect, literally created Taliesen West "out of the desert." Wright and his apprentices gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build this desert masterpiece. Taliesin West showcases Wright's brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.Visit Wright's private office, the Cabaret Cinema, Music Pavilion, Seminar Theater and Mr. and Mrs. WRight's recently renovated personal living space which are all linked by dramatic terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking the rugged sonoran desert and Valley below. Knowledgeable guides explain how the architecture relates to the natural desert and provide an overview of Wright's basic theories of design. In addition, guests will visit the dramatic Living Room and sit in Wright-designed furniture. Your guide will also provide an inspiring overview of Wright's design theories, the history of the site, and the interesting activities of the Taliesin Fellowship Community. Finally, refreshments will be served in the colorful Taliesin Fellowship dining room with added in-depth commentary.
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For more information about the Hyatt please call 1-888-421-1442 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view pictures from the last year's 2012 Course: Melanoma Update, Critical & Urgent Diagnoses and Alopecia, view Gallery