2014 Dermpedia Course: Comprehensive Review of Cutaneous Hematopathology and Dermatopathology Update

​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.


Invited Speakers:

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 proliferations • Evaluation of clonality, immunohistochemistry • Flow cytometry • FISH • PCR

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 syndromes • Pediatric 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:

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For more information about the Hyatt please call 1-888-421-1442 or send an email at courses@dermpedia.org.