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Dermatopathology in the Desert - 2017

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Evaluated by: David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, May 11, 2017
Original release date: January 18, 2018
Access to this course expires on:  May 11, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME/SAMs 16.5

Course Description:

Dermatopathology in the Desert: Practical Dermatopathology recalls Dr. Bernard Ackerman’s historical sessions in Palm Springs, annual events 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, pragmatic, interactive version has been reimagined with five additional stars in the panoply of cutaneous pathology.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to selected melanocytic neoplasms
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to selected adexal neoplasms
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to selected soft tissue neoplasms
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to selected inflammatory diseases
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to selected ocular and oral mucosal diseases

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 16.5 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) and Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit 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 16.5 SAM/Part II 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 and coordinators reported no relevant financial relationships:  Steven D. Billings, M.D., Dirk M. Elston, M.D., Richard C. Jordan, DDS, MSc, Ph.D., FRCPath, Philip E. LeBoit, M.D., Timothy H. McCalmont, M.D., Artur Zembowicz, M.D., Ph.D.

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 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 to view and print by clicking here.

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