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Dermatopathology in the Desert 2018

Evaluated by: 
David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, May 17, 2018
Original release date: June 22, 2018
Access to this course expires on:  May 17, 2021, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 18.5
SAMs 17.75

Course Description

Dermatopathology in the Desert is an annual resource for surgical pathologists and dermatopathologists to refine their diagnostic skills when confronted with complex and unusual melanocytic lesions, adnexal tumors, cutaneous lymphomas/soft tissue tumors, and diseases of the nails. The struggle to diagnose lesions in these categories is manifest by the nature of consultations received by the faculty, provoking their awareness of need for continuing education and updates in the context of contemporary revisions to precise diagnostic criteria and ancillary studies.

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 lesions 
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected adnexal neoplasms 
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected soft tissue neoplasms 
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected cutaneous lymphomas 
  • Learn and apply criteria to diagnosis of selected nail and acral lesions 

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 18.5 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 Continuous Certification (CC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit. Physicians can earn a maximum of 17.75 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, M.D., Aleodor (Duru) Andea, M.D., MBA, Jaime Eduardo Calonje, M.D., DipRCPath, Philip E. LeBoit, M.D., Rajiv M. Patel, M.D., Beth S. Ruben, M.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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