Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Dermatopathology in the Desert: <BR><span style='color:black; font-size:14px'>Dodging Bullets in the Dermatopathology Wilderness</span>

Dermatopathology in the Desert:
Dodging Bullets in the Dermatopathology Wilderness

May 16 - 18, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15.75 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $749, Non-Member $999, Pathologist-in-Training $599
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Course Description

Differentiating neoplastic from non-neoplastic disorders is one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges in pathology.  Accurate diagnosis is paramount to initiate the appropriate treatment.  It requires specific skills which often include at least some degree of clinical knowledge, awareness of the broad morphologic range and familiarity with ancillary tests.  Errors in the interpretation of skin biopsies, especially in relation to melanocytic tumours, are among the most frequent causes for litigation in surgical biopsy and can lead to unfavorable patient outcomes.  There are numerous pitfalls that diagnostic pathologists need to be aware of, including lack of relevant clinical information, sampling error and the wide morphologic spectrum of both inflammatory and neoplastic disorders, often showing overlapping findings and only subtle differentiating features.  This special course will elevate your knowledge and polish your diagnostic skills as you interact with experts in a uniquely intimate mentoring environment.

Course Objectives

      Understand the wide morphologic spectrum of cutaneous tumors and associated
        diagnostic challenges
      Learn about recent developments in dermatopathology
      Learn how to integrate clinical information and ancillary tests to achieve a better
        and more precise diagnosis
      Understand the appropriate use and limitations of immunofluorescence testing
        in dermatopathology

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 live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Continuing Certification (CC). Physicians can earn a maximum of 15.75 SAM credit hours.

Course Location

USCAP Interactive Center
500 South Palm Canyon Drive
Suite 307
Palm Springs, CA  92264

Photo Policy

USCAP records courses at the Interactive Learning Center for future educational purposes. By registering for this course, you consent that your likeness may be used by USCAP.

Registration Pricing

USCAP Member Non-USCAP Member
Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$749 $599 $999

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the event. The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.