2015 Dermpedia Course: Common Areas of Interest for Dermatopathologists and Surgical Pathologists (Joint Event with Annual Meeting of Arizona Society of Pathologists)

    Event Date: 
    Thu, 04/16/2015 (All day) - Sat, 04/18/2015 (All day)

    Dermpedia 2015 CME Dermatopathology CME Course AnnouncementTHE FIRST PATHOLOGY CME COURSE WITH HIGH DEFINITION PROJECTION!!!

    Dermpedia Courses are made available by Dermatopathology Consultations LLC (Needham Heights, MA), www.dermatopathologyconsultations.com

    For more information about this event, please call 1-617-549-1168 or send an email to courses@dermpedia.org

    Course Venue:

    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. A limited block of rooms at significantly discounted group rate (from $319 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 The Grand Canyon.


    Online registration available soon 

     Honorary Guest: Phillip McKee, M.D., FRCPath (France)


    Invited Speakers:

    • Tariq Al-Zaid, M.D. (Ryiad, South Arabia)
    • Morayo Adisa, M.D. (Boston, MA)
    • Charay Jennings-Dover, M.D., Ph. D. (Fresno, CA)
    • Andrew Ryan, M.D. (Kew East, Victoria, Australia)

    Course Objectives: 

    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. This year's focus will be on areas of common interest for dermatopathologists and surgical pathologists including infectious disease, oral and mucosal pathology, melanoma and critical dermatological diagnoses in the hospital setting. 

    Topics (subject to minor changes):

    Infectous dermatopathology* HIV/AIDS-associated dermatoses * erythrasma * varicella * ecthyma * leishmania * leprosy * mycetomas and eumycetomas * nocardia * chromomycosis * syphilis * gnathostomyasis * dermatophytoses * bacillary angiomatosis * candida * histoplasma * Valley fever * genital ulcers (syphilis , granuloma inquinale, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum)  * malakoplakia * schistosomiasis * granulomatous infections (tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteria, fungi, cat-scratch disease, tularemia) * Lyme disease * orf * hand foot and mouth disease * ectyma gangrenosum * necrotizing fasciitis * scabies * tungiasis * oncocercaria * cutaneous larva migrans* HIV/AIDS associated neoplasia (variants of Kaposi sarcoma, HIV-associated lymphomas, HIV-associated smooth muscle tumor) * more..

      Oral Pathology: * oral dysplasias (forms, precursors, pitfalls) * variants of squamous cell carcinoma * minor salivary gland neoplasms (mammary analogue secretory,  polymorphous low grade, clear cell hyalinizing, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, other) * non-neoplastic mucosal lesions (congenital, fibromas,  cysts, epithelial and stromal proliferations, reactions to irritating agents, tattoos, pigmented lesions, inflammatory reactions, ulcers, sialoadenitis, peripheral odontogenic neoplasms, >60 different entities) * inflammatory mucosal diseases (lichen planus, pemphigus vulgaris,  pemphigoid, pyostomatitis vegetans, other) * odontogenic cysts and tumors (dentigerous, odontogenic keratocystic tumor, glandular, other) * fibrosseous lesions * more..

     Vulvar and Genital Pathology: * Inflammatory conditions (psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus * Zoon's balanitis, contact vulvitis) *  scrotal lymphoedema * verruciform xanthoma * vulvodnia * HPV lesions (condyloma, VIN) * well-differentiated VIN * SCC * basal cell carcinoma * Paget's disease * tumors of perianal mammary-like glands * more...

     Ophthalmic Pathology: * sebaceous carcinoma * endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma * squamous cell carcinoma * ocular adnexal neoplasms * ocular melanosis (primary, acquired, with atypia) * melanocytic nevus * melanoma * phakomatous choristoma * cicatricial pemphigoid * more...

     Melanoma: * histological variants of melanoma (desmpoplastic, nevoid, nodular) * metastatic melanoma * basomelanocytic tumors * genetic testing in melanoma (FISH, expression profiling, next-gen sequencing), PD1 targeting therapy markers * more...

     Critical Dermatological Diagnoses in the Hospital Setting: * drug reactions (morbilliform, urticaria, erythema multiforme and TEN, warfarin-induced skin necrosis, phototoxic and photoallergic reactions), reactions to biologics and new classes of anticancer drugs * nutritional deficiencies (Zn deficiency, glucagonoma syndrome, vitamin C deficiency) * thrombotic vasculopathies (subcutaneous thrombotic vasculopathy, protein C/S deficiencies, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome) * macular lymphocytic vasculitis * vasculitis (leukocytoclastic  ANCA-associated, urticarial) * polyarteritis nodosa * more…

    Agenda (Subject to minor changes): 

    Thursday, 4/16/2015

    7:00am-8:00pm        Registration/Continental Breakfast
    7:30am-10:00am      Didactic session I: Infectious Disease

    • Artur Zembowicz: Unusual hostological patterns associated with cutaneous infections: think beyond pus and granulomas!
    • Wayne Grayson: Inflammatory dermatoses associated with HIV/AIDS
    • Sonia Touissant: Common cutaneous infections in Mexico 
    • Tammie Ferringer: Cutaneous Infections in Northern America #1
    • Wayne Grayson: Immunosuppression associated fungal and bacterial infections

     10:00am-10:30am    Coffee break

     10:30am-12:30pm    Didactic session II: Oral Pathology

    • Sook-Bin Woo: Mucosal non-neoplastic lesions I
    • Sook-Bin WooMucosal non-neoplastic lesions II
    • Janis Tube:   Vulvovaginal and scrotal disease I: non-neoplastic
    • Sook-Bin Woo: Oral dysplasia

     12:30pm-2:00pm      Lunch break (on your own)   

      2:00pm-4:00pm        Didactic session III:  Dermatopathology in the Hospital Setting

    • Artur Zembowicz: Drug eruptions
    • Tammie Ferringer: Cutaneous reaction to biologics and new classes of drugs
    • Artur Zembowicz: Nutritional deficiencies and vasculopathies
    • Janis Taube: Vasculitis  

        4:00pm-4:30pm        Coffee break  

      4:30pm-6:30pm        Didactic session IV: Infectious disease: case presentations

    • Wayne Grayson:  Hairly leukoplakia
    • Sook-Bin Woo: HPV leukoplakia
    • Morayo Adisa: Nail infections
    • Charay Jennings-Dover: Valley Fever
    • Sonia Tuissant: Tuberculosis
    •  Artur Zembowicz: Pseudobowenoid vulvar changes
    • Special Lecture: Michael Rabkin: Perspective on melanoma epidemic

      6:30pm-8:00pm        Official Course Reception

    Friday, 4/17/2015  

       7:00am-12:00am Show and Tell with Microscopes Sessions (optional, separate registration required)    

    •  7:00am- 8:00am Artur Zembowicz: Eyelid and conjunctival pathology
    •  8:00am- 9:00am  Wayne Grayson: Infectious pathology
    •  9:00am-10:00am Sook Bin Woo: Oral pathology
    •  10:00am-11:00am Richard Jordan: Oral pathology
    •  11:00am-12:00am Janis Taube: Vulvar and genital pathology

       12:00pm-12:30pm      Lunch break (on your own)

       12:30pm-2:30pm      Didactic session V: Mucosal pathology

    • Richard Jordan: Common oral bone lesions (or with bone)
    • Richard Jordan: Update on malignant salivary gland tumors
    • Sook Bin Woo: Diagnositc pears in oral pathology
    • Richard Jordan: Inflammatory mucosal diseases

         2:30pm-3:00pm         Coffee break

         3:00pm-5:00pm         Didactic session VI:  Infections diseases II

    • Wayne Grayson: Infections of peranal and genitial mucosa
    • Tammie Ferringer: Infections from suburban North America II
    • Wayne Grayson: Granulomatous infections
    • Tammie Ferringer: Infestations

         5:00pm-5:30pm         Coffee break

         5:30pm-6:30pm         Didactic session VII: A teaching point presentations (quick verbal pearls):

    • Sook-Bin Woo: Tbd
    • Richard Jordan: Tbd
    • Janis Taube: Tbd
    • Tammie Ferringer: Tbd
    • Wayne Grayson: Tbd
    • Artur Zembowicz: Tbd

    Saturday, 4/18/2015


      7:30am-10:00am      Didactic session VIII/Continental Breakfast: Mucosal pathology

    • Richard Jordan: Mucosal neoplasia (variants SCC)
    • Sook Bin Woo: Odontogenic cysts and tumors
    • Janis Taube: Vulvovaginal and scrotal disease II: neoplastic
    • Stephen Lyle: Personalized medicine: a primer on nex-gen sequencing for dermatopathologist and pathologists

      10:00am-10:30am    Coffee break

      10:30am-12:30pm    Didactic session IX: Update on melanoma

    • Wayne Grayson: Histological variants of melanoma
    • Artur Zembowicz: Key recent developments in the field of melanoma
    • Janis Taube: Immunostaging of melanoma in the era of immune checkpoint therapies
    • Stephen R. Lyle: Primer on next gene sequencing

      12:30pm-2:00pm      Lunch on your own (Arizona Society of Pathologist Business Meeting)

      2:00pm-4:00pm        Didactic session X: Dermatopathology Snapshot

    • Wayne Grayson: Approach to an immunocompromized patient
    • Tammie Ferringer: Update on immunohistochemistry in dermatopathology
    • Wayne Grayson: Cutaneous neoplasia in HIV/AIDS


    General Public:

    Physician Attendee Entire 3-Day Course:

    • Early registration fee $995 (Deadline 3/15/2015) 
    • Full fee $1100

     Physician in Training Entire 3-Day Course :

    • Early registration fee (with free Course Reception)  $695 (Deadline 3/15/2015)
    • Full fee $770

    Arizona Society of Pathologists Members:

    Annual Meeting Only (Satruday 4/18/2015 Program Only):

    • Early registration fee (including  Society's luncheon) $275 (Deadline 3/15/2015) 
    • Full fee (including Society's luncheon) $325 
    • Fee for retired members and Arizona pathology residents $150 (does not include Society's luncheon)

    Entire Meeting (including Society's luncheon) :  

    •  Early registration fee $995 (Deadline 3/15/2015)
    • Full fee $1100


    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.

    Refund/cancellation policy

    A refund will be issued if requested on or before Monday, March 15th. Refunds are issued in the full amount, less a $50.00 processing fee. After the deadline only the credits towards tuition for future courses amounting to 50% of course fee will be offered. All refunds must be requested in writing or by email. 

    CME Credits:

    Applied for 25.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Faculty disclosures are pending and any relevant disclosures will be listed.

    American Board of Pathology Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs):

     SAMs are a specific form of Category 1 CME required by the American Board of Pathology 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. 10 SAMs will be awarded.

    American Board of Dermatology Maintenance of Ceritfication Requirements:

    The Course will offer 40 Self Assessment Questions.


    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 ($1,500) 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.

    In order to apply, please send an email to Patrice Green at courses@dermpedia.org and specify:

    1. Company Name
    2. Company Address
    3. Brief Description of the Products/Services
    4. Contact Person (Name, Address, email, telephone, fax)
    5. Number of Representatives


    Hyatt Regency Sottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

    Optional Activities at the Venue (Not part of course, but available through hotel:

    Golf Outing

    Welcome to a golfer's paradise in the Valley of the Sun, where 27 holes of championship golf grace the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa. The renowned and private Gainey Ranch Golf Club is exclusively available only to members and Hyatt guests. Surrounded by incredible scenery, under beautiful blue skies, Gainey Ranch offers a year-round exciting challenge for golfers of any skill level.  Each of the three distinct nine-hole courses of our Scottsdale golf resort, designed by Benz and Poellot, offers a different experience for players. The Lakes features varied terrain in a garden-like setting and plays around a variety of water features. Dunes is set along dramatic terrain, reminiscent of Scottish Courses. Arroyo, the longest and most open course, features a meandering desert wash that provides a natural hazard throughout the nine. On a daily basis, two nines are linked together to build a different 18-hole experience, which has been rated one of the top 75 golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest and one of the top 100 resort golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine,The Dermpedia Practical Dermatopathology Update Golf Outing includes all Green and Cart fees.  Prizes for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive.  Tee times will be arranged by the course beginning at 8 AM.  Join your colleagues for a round of golf at one of the most spectacular courses in America.

    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.

    Saddle Up

    Whether you're a drugstore cowboy or a city slicker, it's time to saddle up.  And we've got the horse for you!  Relax as our professional guides take you on the most scenic horseback riding trails in Arizona.  Enjoy the breathtaking sites as you wander by flowering cactus, rugged mountains, and abundant plant and animal life during your ride.  This scenic trail ride meanders through the lush Sonoran Desert, and gradually climbs to grassy mesas with soaring cottonwoods, sandy washes, and spectacular views.  A true Southwestern experience.  Includes round trip transportation via deluxe vehicles, professional wrangler guides and a one and one half hour trail ride.

    Online registration available soon 


    For more information about the Hyatt please call 1-888-421-1442 or send an email at courses@dermpedia.org.

    To download free handouts from previous Dermpedia Courses click here.

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