Rajiv M. Patel, M.D., Douglas R. Fullen, M.D., and Alexandra C. Hristov, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
The goal of this course will be to impart a logical approach to a range of problematic inflammatory and neoplastic conditions presenting in the skin. This course is designed for general surgical pathologists, pathology trainees, as well as dermatopathologists. Identified topics reflect a subset of the most common diagnostic dilemmas seen in academic dermatopathology consultative practice.
The course will be presented in a case-based format. Pre-registrants will be able to view virtual slides and/or still images, case histories, and any clinical images prior to the meeting on the USCAP website. A syllabus with references will be distributed at the course. Registrants will have web access to the PowerPoint presentations and the text portion of the syllabus on the USCAP website after the meeting.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 1) accurately diagnose a selection of challenging inflammatory and neoplastic skin biopsies, 2) appropriately apply ancillary studies (e.g., immunohistochemistry, FISH, PCR) to challenging dermatopathology cases and avoid pitfalls in their interpretation, 3) generate clinically relevant differential diagnoses for a range of cutaneous neoplasms and dermatoses, and 4) sign-out or appropriately refer difficult dermatopathology cases with confidence.
(NEW COURSE) This course may be used for CME credits or SAM credits.