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Dermatopathology in the Desert: Practical Tips for Safe Practice

Original release date:
March 19, 2024
Access to this course expires on:  January 31, 2027 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 12.75

Course Description
This course will cover the broad spectrum of diagnostic dermatopathology including dedicated sessions to melanocytic tumors, cutaneous mesenchymal neoplasms, cutaneous lymphomas and histiocytoses and inflammatory conditions. Using a case-based didactic approach, our expert faculty will emphasize important diagnostic challenges and pitfalls and provide practical tools to safely navigate them.

In addition, there will be a focus on novel entities and recent developments in the fields of immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology as an adjunct to the morphologic diagnosis.

Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Understand the wide morphologic spectrum of cutaneous tumors and associated diagnostic challenges.
  • Learn about recent developments in dermatopathology.
  • Learn to integrate clinical information and ancillary tests for a better and more precise diagnosis.
  • Understand the appropriate use and limitations of immunofluorescence testing in dermatopathology.

Continuing Medical Education
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to USCAP and to learners any financial relationship(s) that have occurred within the last 24 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and mitigated all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty and IM Coordinator reported relevant financial relationships: Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD, FRCPath, May P. Chan, MD, Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD, Laura Pincus, MD

USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

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