Dermatopathology in the Desert:
Pragmatic Approach to Diagnostic Challenges

September 28-30, 2022

Course Director: Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD
Available Credits 14.75 CME 
USCAP Member Price $999, Non-Member Price $1,349, Pathologist-in-Training $799 

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Course Description

The diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders represents one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges in pathology. Errors in the interpretation of skin biopsies, especially in relation to melanocytic tumors, are one of the most frequent causes for litigation in surgical pathology. 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. Accurate diagnosis is paramount to initiate the appropriate treatment. Join expert faculty as they focus on melanocytic tumor pathology, mesenchymal tumor pathology, cutaneous lymphomas and histiocytoses and inflammatory dermatoses.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the wide morphologic spectrum of cutaneous tumors and associated diagnostic challenges
  • Learn about recent developments in dermatopathology
  • Learn to integrate clinical information and ancillary tests for a better and more precise diagnosis

Course Schedule (PDF)

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USCAP Interactive Center

201 North Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 301
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Registration Pricing

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Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$999 $799 $1,349

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