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Dermatopathology in the Desert: A Survival Guide for Pathologists

Original release date:
August 8, 2019
Access to this course expires on:  May 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME/SAMs 11.5

Course Description

This updated course will focus on problem areas in skin pathology encountered by general surgical pathologists and dermatopathologists. The program will focus on a range of neoplastic entities including melanocytic tumors, cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases, adnexal tumors, and fibrohistiocytic tumors as well as inflammatory lesions everyone should know. The course is taught by an engaging faculty who will emphasize a practical approach to these problematic areas. By the end of the course, you will have an array of new survival skills for the challenging area of dermatopathology.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected melanocytic neoplasms
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected cutaneous lymphomas
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected inflammatory dermatoses
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected adnexal tumors
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected cutaneous soft tissue tumors

Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Certification
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 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit. Physicians can earn a maximum of 11.5 SAM credit hours.

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 relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Steven D. Billings, MD; Jinah Kim, MD, PhD; Timothy H. McCalmont, MD; Beth S. Ruben, MD

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

To earn CME and SAM credit, all learners must complete the evaluation. Your certificate will be available to view and print by clicking  here.

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