Agenda Topics

  • Pre-test (completed prior to attending)

  • Clinicopathologic correlation in dermatology: An introduction to dermatopathology

  • Review of pre-test (homework)

  • Pitfalls in the diagnosis of inflammatory and neoplastic skin conditions

  • Proper biopsy technique for proper diagnosis

  • Technical issues that can arise in performing biopsies

  • How to get the most out of your dermatopathologist

  • Integrating new technologies into your practice with an emphasis on new genetic techniques

  • Accurate diagnosis of melanoma and pigmented skin lesions

  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases

  • What to do when the diagnosis remains elusive

  • Using dermatopathology to guide treatment decisions

  • Appropriate use of EMR systems

  • Ethical “do’s and don’ts” when communicating with colleagues and attendings

  • Avoiding medico-legal liability

  • Post-test with self-grading

Estimated Timing

  • Morning | Coffee & breakfast

  • 8:30 AM | Symposium begins

  • Mid-morning break

  • 12:00 PM | Lunch

  • Mid-afternoon break

  • 5:00 PM | Symposium ends

  • 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Happy Hour