Dermatopathology in the Desert:
Dodging Bullets in the Dermatopathology Wilderness

September 10-12, 2021

Course Director: Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD, FRCPath
Available Credits 15.75 CME

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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 disorder, 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

Course Schedule (PDF)



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COURSE LOCATION

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Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.6777



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Registration Pricing

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Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$749 $599 $999

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the context of the receding pandemic crisis, USCAP is suspending its cancellation policy on all scheduled and upcoming courses until there is a resolution or return to normalcy. However, we encourage you to register (without penalty) for advertised courses (months ahead) in anticipation of return to face-to-face conferences in the fall of 2021. You can secure your position in advance and cancel, if necessary, with full refund.

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