2014 Dermpedia Comprehensive Review of Cutaneous Hematopathology and Dermatopathology Update

    Event Date: 
    Thu, 04/10/2014 (All day) - Sat, 04/12/2014 (All day)

    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 $309 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


    Invited Speakers:

    • May Chan, M.D. (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Elena Cho-Vega, M.D., Ph.D.  (Miami, FL)
    • Loren E. Clarke, M.D. (Salt Lake City, UT)
    • Nneka I. Comfere, M.D. (Rochester, MN)
    • Douglas R. Fullen, M.D. (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Paul Furmanczyk, M.D. (Seattle, WA)
    • Laszlo Karai, M.D.(Dallas, TX)
    • Vincent Liu, M.D. (Iowa City, IA)
    • Christina Mitteldorf, M.D. (Goettingen, Germany)
    • Howard Meyerson, M.D. (Cleveland, OH)
    • John A Papalas III, M.D. (Greenville, SC)


    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 cutaneous hematopathology and dermal cellular infiltrates. We also plan to provide a brief update on some important aspects of general dermatopathology. Special lectures will be on the topics of Dysplastic nevi, Molecular adjuncts in evaluation of melanocytic lesions and Alopecia.

    Topics (subject to minor changes):

    Introductory Lectures:  • Glossary of hematopathological terms • Molecular diagnostic adjuncts in lymphoid proliferationsEvaluation of clonality, immunohistochemistryFlow cytometryFISHPCR

    Lecture Topics: Mycosis fungoides and its variants (syringotropic, folliculotropic, granulomatous, interstitial, intertriginous) • Pagetoid reticulosis • PLEVA • Lymphomatoid papulosis (A, B, C, D, E) • CD30-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma • Subcutaneous panniculitic T cell lymphoma• Subcutaneous gamma-delta T cell lymphoma • Lupus panniculitis• Atypical lymphocytic lobular panniculitis • Primary cutaneous CD4-positive small to intermediate size lymphoproliferative disorder• Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma • Cutaneous proliferation with follicular helper cell phenotype (PD1+) • Hydroa-vacciniforme-like lymphoma • Extranodal NK/T cell lymhoma, nasal type • Adult T cell lymphoma/leukemia• Primary cutaneous aggressive CD8-positive cytotoxic T cell lymphoma •  Epidermotropic gamma delta lymphoma • Lymphoid dyscrasias: pityriasis lichenoides chronica, pigmented purpuric dermatosis, alopecia mucinosa, folliculotropic T cell lymphocytosis •  Marginal zone lymphoma  • Cutaneous plasmacytoma  • Blastic marginal zone lymphoma • Follicular center lymphoma (including nodular, diffuse and spindle cell variants) • Systemic follicular lymphoma involving skin • Diffuse large B cell lymphoma and variants (leg type, germinal center cell, activated B cell, double hit) • Mantle cell lymphoma • Precursor B cell lymphoblastic lymphoma • Burkitt's lymphoma • Cutaneous plasmablastic lymphoma • Primary Sezary syndrome/Sezary leukemia • T cell prolymphocytic leukemia • Large granular T cell lymphoma/lymphocytosis • Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in dermatopathology  •  Primary cutaneous and systemic plasmacytoid dendritic cell tumor/lymphoma • Lymphomatoid granulomatosis • Intravascular B cell lymphoma • Lymphocytic vasculitis • Kikuchi's disease • Lymphoplasmacytic plaque in children • Atypical CD30-positive reactive infiltrates • Drug-induced cutaneous hypersensitivty syndrome • Myeloid leukemias Myelodysplastic syndrome• Primary cutaneous CD8-positive small to intermediate size lymphoproliferative disorder on extrafacial sites • Pseudolymphomatous (granulomatous) folliculitis Atypical cuteneous infiltratrates of myelodysplastic syndrome • CLL • Hodgkin disease • Primary cutaneous and systemic mastocytosies Lymphoma-associated paraneoplastic syndromesPediatric lymphoproliferative disorders •  more……… 

    Histiocytoses:Reticulohistiocytoma  • Xanthogranuloma (monomorphous/polymorphous) Rosai-Dorfman disease Solitary mucinous histiocytoma Xanthomas (eruptive, tuberous, plane) Histiocytic leukemia Reactive Langerhans cell hyperplasia Langerhans cell histiocytosis Langerhans cell sarcoma Indeterminate dendritic cell proliferation/histiocytosis more…

    NEW THIS YEAR!: Special Lectures:  • Dysplastic nevus  • Molecular adjuncts in melanoma  Alopecia  Dermatopathology Snapshot: Hot topics in dermatopathology: Invited speakers presenting their recent papers.

    Daily Agenda (Detailed Course Program expected soon): 

    Thursday, 4/10/2014

    7:00am-8:00pm        Registration/Continental Breakfast
    7:30am-10:00am      Didactic session I: Introduction to cutaneous hematopathology

    • Artur Zembowicz: Introductory remarks
    • Steven Kussick: Glossary of hematopathological terms
    • Dan Jones: Molecular diagnostics of lymphoid proliferations: I. Evaluation of clonality 
    • Steven Kussick: Immunophenotypic of lymphoid infiltrates: Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry
    • Dan Jones: Molecular diagnostics of lymphoid proliferations: II. Genetic techniques

     10:00am-10:30am    Coffee break

     10:30am-12:30pm    Didactic session II: Cutaneous T cell lymphomas #1

    • Artur Zembowicz: Mycosis fungoides
    • Joan Guitart: Special subtypes of mycosis fungoides 
    • Werner Kempf: CD30-positive T cell proliferations
    • Cynthia Magro: Subcutaneous T cell lymphoma

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

      2:00pm-4:00pm        Didactic session III:  T cell lymphomas # 2

    • Werner Kempf: Follicular helper T cell lymphomas and lymphoproliferative disorders
    • Yu-Hung Wu: Virus-associated cutaneous T cell lymphomas
    • Joan Guitart: Cytotoxic and gamma delta lymphomas
    • Cynthia Magro: Cutaneous T cell dyscrasias  

        4:00pm-4:30pm        Coffee break  

      4:30pm-6:30pm        Didactic session IV: Evening Lectures

    • Michael Rabkin: Dysplast nevus
    •  Steve Lyle: Alopecia
    •  Artur Zembowicz: Diagnostic adjuncts in diagnosis of melanocytic proliferations 

      6:30pm-8:00pm        Official Course Wine and Cheese Reception

    Friday, 4/11/2014  

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

    •  7:00am- 8:00am Artur Zembowicz: Mycosis fungoides and epidermotropic infiltrates
    •  8:00am- 9:00am  Werner Kempf: Dermal lymphoproliferative disorders
    •  9:00am-10:00am Yu-Hung Wu: Histiocytoses
    •  10:00am-11:00am Michael Rabkin: Grading Dysplastic nevi
    •  11:00am-12:00am Stephen Lyle: Alopecia

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

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

    • Joan Guitart: Primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma
    • Wermer Kempf: Follicular Center Lymphoma
    • Artur Zembowicz: Large B cell lymphoma
    • Dan Jones: Aggressive B cell lymphomas involving skin  

         2:30pm-3:00pm         Coffee break

         3:00pm-5:00pm         Didactic session VI:  

    • Steven Kussick: Leukemias
    • Werner Kempf: Plasmablastic dendritic cells proliferations
    • Cynthia Magro: Vasculotropic and intravascular lymphomas
    • Joan Guitart: Atypical lymphoproliferative disorders in children

         5:00pm-5:30pm         Coffee break

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

    • Cynthia Magro: Tbd
    • Dan Jones: When not to do PCR?
    • Yu-Hung Wu: A polyclonal plasma cell disorder
    • Joan Guitart: Beware of mycosis fungoides with unusual immuhophenotype (intertriginous MF)
    • Werner Kempf: Tbd
    • Artur Zembowicz: Not all CD20-positive lymphomas are of T cell origin

    Saturday, 4/12/2014

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

    • Dan Jones: Bone marrow disorders involving skin
    • Various Speakers: Intersting case presentations
    • Various Speakers: Lymphoma-associated paraneoplastic syndromes

      10:00am-10:30am    Coffee break

      10:30am-12:30pm    Didactic session IX: Histiocytic/Macrophage Cell Proliferations

    • Cynthia Magro: Langerhans cell proliferations
    • Yu-Hung Wu: Xanthomas and xanthoma-like conditions
    • Artur Zembowicz: Xanthogranulomas
    • Yu-Hung Wu: Unusual xanthoma and xanthogranuloma-like conditions

      12:30pm-2:00pm      Lunch on your own

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

    • Inited Speakers: Authors presentations of their recent papers and interesting cases


    Physician Attendee Entire 3-Day Course:

    • Early registration fee $975 (Deadline 2/28/2014)
    • Full fee $1050


    Physician in Training Entire 3-Day Course :

    • Early registration fee (with free Course Reception)  $595 (Deadline 2/28/2014)
    • Full fee $670



    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 11th. Refunds are issued in the full amount, less a $50.00 registration processing fee. Substitutions are always welcome. After the deadline only the credits amounting to 50% of course fee will be offered. All refunds must be requested in writing or by email. 

    CME Credits:

    Applied for 20.0  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.

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