SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 14-16, 2016
7th Annual CME Course
Pathology of Melanoma and
Comprehensive Review and Update
Again with High-Definition Projection!
Honorary Guest:Phillip H. McKee, M.D., FRCPath. (France)
* Arnaud De La Fouchardiere, M.D., Ph. D. (Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France)
* David Elder, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)
* Pedram Gerami, M.D. (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL)
* Whitney High, M.D., MEng (University of Colorado, Aurora, CO)
* Martin C. Mihm, M.D. (Harvard University, Boston, MA)
* Jeffrey Ross, M.D. (Foundation Medicine, Boston, MA)
* Janis Taube, M.D. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)
* Sook Jung Yun, M.D., Ph. D. (Chonnam National University, South Korea)
* Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph. D. (Tufts University, Boston, MA)
Case presentations illustrating key topics/differential diagnoses related to superficial melanocytic proliferations presented by the authors of this recent book:
*Dysplastic nevus vs. superficial spreading melanoma * tramatized nevus vs. superficial spreading melanoma * Lentigo maligna vs. solar lentigo vs. reactive lentifinous nevus vs. acral melanoma * atypical genital nevus vs vulvar melanoma * nail melanoma vs. atypical nail nevus vs. nail lentigo * pigmented spindle cell nevus vs. spitzoid melanoma ... More
Dermpedia courses are made available by Dermatopathology Consultations, LLC (Needham Heights, MA), www.dermatopathologyconsultations.com
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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. A limited block of room at a significantly discounted group rate available through online registration. This oceanfront hotel is the tallest urban waterfront resort on the West coast. Featuring roof-top tennis, pool, whirlpool, firepit, spa, and 24 hour fitness facilities, the Manchester Grand Hyatt is also centrally located. A
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, and to improve attendees' diagnostic skills. The main topic of this year’s Course will be the Pathology of Melanoma andMelanocytic Proliferations: Comprehensive Review and Update. The level of instruction is high designed for need of experienced pathologists and fellows preparing for specialty boards. After attending the participants should become familiar with the most common and important types of melanocytic proliferations, be able to assess the need for additional molecular studies in evaluation of difficult melanocytic lesions and have better understanding of approach to diagnosis of difficult melanocytic lesions used by melanoma experts. The Course Faculty, experts in the field, will present a number of interesting cases illustrating salient features and potential diagnostic pitfalls associated with most types of melanocytic proliferations.
The Course will also include optional faculty-led small group sessions at a multi-headed microscope.
Agenda (subject to minor changes):
7:00am -8:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 10:00am Didactic Session I: Introduction
10:00am - 10:30am: Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:30pm: Didactic Session II: Superficial atypical melanocytic proliferations I
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch break (on your own)
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Didactic Session III
4:00pm - 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm - 6:30pm Didactic Session IV
Whitney High: Medico-legal aspects of practice of pathology
6:30pm - 8:00pm Official Course Reception
Friday, April 15, 2016
7:00am - 12:00pm Show and Tell with Microscopes (optional sessions, separate registration required)
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch break (on your own)
12:30pm - 2:30pm Didactic Session V: Surgical Pathology of Melanoma
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Coffee Break
3:00pm - 5:00pm Didactic Session VI: Molecular Diagnostic Adjuncts in Melanoma
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Coffee Break
5:30pm - 6:30pm Didactic Session VII: Dermatopathology in a Hospital Setting: Teaching Point Presentations
Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:30am - 10:00am Working Breakfast and Didactic Session VIII: Difficult Borderline Melanocytic Tumors
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:30pm Didactic Session IX: Variants of melanoma
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch break (on your own)
2:00pm - 4:00pm Didactic Session X: Atypical Superficial melanocytic proliferations II
Physician Attendee Entire 3 day course:
Physician-In-Training, Entire 3 day Course
Early Registration fee (with free Course receptions) $695 (deadline 3/1/2106)
Full fee $770
Physician-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 a first-come, first-served basis. in order to qualify for the discounted fees you need to present proof of being in training at registration.
A refund will be issued if requested on or before March 15, 2016. 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 the course fee will be offered. All refunds must be requested in writing or by email.
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 will be listed in the Course Handout.
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 offered.
American Board of Dermatology Maintenance of Certification 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. 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 break area, allowing ample opportunity to interact with the participants and faculty. The area will be the social center of the course.
The exhibitor's fee includes registration, participation in our official Course Reception and coffee breaks for two representatives. The exhibitors are eligible for any discounts available to 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 7:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am - 1:00pm.
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