April 20-22nd, 2012
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. A limited block of rooms at significantly discounted group rate (from $279 per night) available through online registration. This 5 star resort is conveniently located 35 minutes drive time from Phoenix International Airport.
• Cynthia Magro, M.D. (New York, USA),
• Phillip McKee, M.D. (Sedona, AZ),
• Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston, MA)
• Richard Scolyer (Sydney Melanoma Unit).
• Nooshin K. Brinster, M.D. (Richmond, VA)
• Roy King, M.D. (Knoxville, KY)
• J.Peter Kelley, Esq. (Cambridge, MA)
• Nora Laver, M.D. (Boston, MA)
• Stephen R. Lyle, M.D., Ph.D. (Worcester, MA)
• Michael Rabkin, M.D., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Course objective is to provide the most comprehensive update on biology, clinical aspects and pathology of melanoma and melanocytic proliferations to date. The primary target audiences for the Course are practicing dermatopathologists, pathologists and dermatologists utilizing skin biopsy in their practice. The topics and the level of discussion are selected to provide in-depth analysis of the most challenging aspects and pitfalls encountered in everyday interpretation of melanocytic lesions. The course format will be primarily case-based with multiple short focused lectures. During the weekend there will be ample time for disussion and contributions from course attendees. This is not a board review course, but senior residents in pathology and dermatology and especially dermatopathology fellows are likely to benefit as well.
Upon completion of the Course, the participants should be better able to:
• Acquire new information about biology of melanoma and melanocytic porliferations and their implication for clinical practice,
• Recognize new diagnostic categories/variants and entities of melanocytic proliferations,
• Avoid common diagnostic pitfalls in diagnosis of melanocytic proliferations,
• Use updated diagnostic terminology and diagnostic classification schemes in their routine practice.
1. Categorical classification of borderline melanocytic proliferations
2. Use of soluble adenylate cyclase (sAC) antibody as a diagnostic adjunct in the evaluation of melanocytic lesions
3. Lentiginous melancytic proliferations
4. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanocytic tumors: review of the current and emerging standards
5. Molecular pathology of melanoma and melanocytic tumors: implications for classification
6. Nevus/melanocytoma/melanoma: an emerging paradigm of classification of melanocytic proliferations
7. Childhood melanoma
8. Dysplastic nevus
9. Clinical perspective on pigmened lesions
10. Ocular melanoma
11. Immunohistochemistry in melanocytic lesions
12. Nevoid melanoma
13. Prognositc indicators and reporting of melanoma
14. Lentiginous melanoma
15. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in melanoma
16. Regression in melanoma: recognition and management implications
17. Strategies to reduce medicolegal risk
1. normal nevus
2. reactive melanocytic hyperplasia associated with photoactivation
3. paracicatricial atypical melanocytic hyperplasia
4. desmplastic melanoma, pure type
5. desmplastic melanoma, sarcomatoid
6. subungual melanoma
7. subungual melanoma in situ
8. atypical superficial Spitz nevus
9. vulvar melanoma
10. atypical genital nevus
11. neonatal atypical nevus
12. inverted type A/clonal nevus
13. atypical proliferative nodule in a congenital nevus
14. atypical scalp nevus
15. atypical ear nevus
16. atypical neonatal nevus
17. spitz nevus
18. atypical spitz nevus
19. spitzoid melanoma
20. sclerosing spitz nevus
21. halo nevus
22. juvenile conjunctival nevus
23. primary acquired melanosis with atypia
24. thin melanoma with regression
25. deep penetrating nevus
26. bordeline deep penetrating tumor
27. atypical cellular blue nevus
28. malignant blue nevus
29. plaque-like blue nevus
30. pigmented spindle cell nevus (Reed)
31. epidermotropic metastatic melanoma
32. de novo intraepithelial melanocytic dysplasia
33. mitotically active nevus
34. tumoral melanosis
35. syringotropic melanoma
36. halo nevus
37. pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma
38. melanoma in situ with regression
39. recurrent nevus
40. melanoma arising in compound nevus
41. melanoma in a re-excision of a moderately atypical nevus
42. nevoid melanoma
43. lentigo maligna in a Slow Moh's specimen
44. basomelanocytic tumors
45. osteogenic melanoma
46. non-melanocytic proliferations mimicking melanoma
Submit your own cases for discussion:
The course participants will be are encouraged to submit their own cases. Selected cases will be presented by the authors. To submit your case please go to Didactic Session X.
• 7:00am-8:00pm Registration
• 8:00am-10:00am Didactic session I
• 10:00am-10:30am Coffee break
• 10:30am-12:30pm Didactic session II
• 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
• 6:30pm-8:30pm Official Course Dinner with a Special Lecture
• 8:30pm-10:00pm Reception and Meet the Faculty
• 12:30pm-2:30pm Didactic session V
• 2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break
• 3:00pm-5:00pm Didactic session VI
• 5:00pm-5:30pm Coffee break
• 5:30pm-7:00pm Didactic session VII
• 8:00am-10:00am Didactic session VIII
• 10:00am-10:30am Coffee break
• 10:30am-12:30pm Didactic session IX
• 1:00pm-2:00pm Working lunch with lectures
• 2:00pm-4:00pm Didactic session X
Tuition: Full tuition is $975 per participant.
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 fee of $595 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 Wednesday, March 24th. 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.
The program was approved by Community Medical Centers, Fresno, CA. 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 takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Community Medical Centers designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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. 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 will 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 ($1700 ) includes registration, participation in an official Course dinner 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 on Friday 4/15/2011 before 10:30 am. They can be taken down on Saturday or Sunday in the morning. The exhibitors are responsible for all the costs of set up and transportation.
In order to apply, please send an email to email@example.com 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
Optional Activities at the Venue
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.
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.