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 and 4 hours from Grand Canyon.
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 Course will provide a brief Update on Melanoma and Melanocytic Proliferations which will focus on new molecular technologies and markers likely to revolutionize diagnostic practice and key differential diagnoses important to routine practice of dermatopathology.
The major part of the Course will be devoted to review of Critical and Urgent Diagnoses (Dermatopathology in a Hospital Setting). This module will review medical entities where skin biopsy plays a significant role with primary objective to review salient features enabling accurate diagnosis. This module will focus on entities and problems likely to be encountered by general pathologists and dermatopathologists practicing in a hospital setting.
Finally, we will present the most Comprehensive Course on Alopecia ever attempted. The objective of the Alopecia module will be to discuss all critical differential diagnoses involving alopecia. This module may also be of interest to dermatopathologists taking care of alopecia patients.The primary target audiences for the Course are practicing dermatopathologists, pathologists and dermatologists utilizing skin biopsy in their practice.
Participants will be encouraged to submit their own cases for discussion on Dermpedia website.
1- Mini Update on Melanoma and Melanocytic Proliferations:
Molecular pathology of melanoma and melanocytic tumors: implications for classification, reporting and mangement of melanoma
FISH in melanoma: principles and state of the art
FISH in melanoma: future directions
Lessons from FISH: discussion of cases illustring aplication of FISH in routine dermatopathology practice
Soluble Adenylate Cyclase Antibody as a diagnostic adjunct in the evaluation of melanocytic lesions
Childhood melanoma and difficult melanocytic lesions in children.
Psoriatic alopecia/alopecia areata like reaction to TNF inhibitor
Follicular mycosis fungoides
Ectopic hamartomatous meningioma
Algorythmic approach to diagnosis of alopecia
• 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
• 7:00pm-9:00pm Official Course Dinner with a Special Lecture
• 9:00pm-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
• 12:30pm-1:00pm Break to set up lunch
• 1:00pm-2:00pm Working lunch with presentations and discussion
• 2:00pm-4:00pm Didactic session X
Physician Attendee Entire 3-Day Course including Alopecia Course: $975.
Physician Attendee Alopecia Course ONLY: $450.
Physician in Training Entire 3-Day Course including Alopecia Course: $595.
Physician in Training Alopecia Course ONLY: $250.
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 live activity for a maximum of 22 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 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 ($1600 ) 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 4/20/2012 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. They can be taken down Sunday by 4pm. The exhibitors are responsible for all the costs of set up and transportation. The floor hours are Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.