Practical Dermatopathology recalls the historical sessions in dermatopathology given in Palm Springs by Dr. Bernard Ackerman, an annual event that attracted dermatopathologists and dermatologists to his charismatic personality and profound knowledge. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Billings of the Cleveland Clinic, a vibrant, modern and pragmatic version of dermatopathology offers the morphology of soft tissue and melanocytic lesions, adnexal tumors, cutaneous lymphoma and inflammatory skin lesions with molecular correlations. The faculty are preeminent and engaging.
Practicing academic and
community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Learn diagnostic criteria and develop an effective approach to the diagnosis of difficult melanocytic neoplasms.
- Learn diagnostic criteria and develop an effective approach to the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphomas.
- Learn diagnostic criteria and develop an effective approach to the diagnosis of cutaneous soft tissue tumors.
- Learn diagnostic criteria and develop an effective approach to the diagnosis of inflammatory dermatoses, with an emphasis on how to produce effective pathology reports.
- Learn the value and limitations of ancillary diagnostic tests in the evaluation of entities discussed in course.
- Apply ancillary diagnostic tests in a cost-effective approach.
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 15.5
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
The USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.
Physicians can earn a maximum of 15.5 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,
The following faculty reported no relevant financial
relationships: Steven Billings, M.D., Jerad M. Gardner, M.D., Alex Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., Melissa P. Pulitzer, M.D.
USCAP staff associated with
the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial
To earn CME and SAM credit, all learners must
take a content-based exam and achieve a minimum score of 80%. If learners do not
achieve a passing score of 80%, they have the option to retake the exam. After you pass the test
and complete the evaluation, your certificate of completion will be available
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