Short Courses and Special Courses

SC15 - Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumors

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This Short Course session includes up to a half-hour break.

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Steven D. Billings, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Rajiv M. Patel, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Course Description

Soft tissue pathology remains one of the most difficult areas in dermatopathology. There is significant overlap between entities with regard to histologic features, terminology, and immunophenotype. Further complicating interpretation is the number of morphologic variants that may be encountered. As a result, diagnostic confusion remains an issue in cutaneous soft tissue pathology. This course will utilize a case-based format to provide a practical pattern-based approach to the most common and important diagnostic dilemmas encountered in cutaneous soft tissue tumor pathology. Critical differentiating morphologic features and an evidence-based, practical and cost-effective approach to the use of ancillary diagnostic tools will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Learn histologic features for selected cutaneous soft tissue tumors
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to the evaluation of selected cutaneous soft tissue tumors
  • Learn and apply an effective approach to the use of ancillary tests to resolve differential diagnoses


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of 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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Physicians must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 3 SAM credit hours.


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