2011 Dermpedia Course: Comprehensive Course on Melanoma and Melanocytic Proliferations
April 20-22nd, 2011
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. A limited block of rooms at significantly discounted group rate (from $260 per night) available through online registration. This 5 star resort is conveniently located 35 minutes drive time from Phoenix International Airport.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and specify:
1. Company Name
2. Company Address
3. Brief Description of the Products/Services
4. Contact Person (Name, Address, email, telephone, fax)