Short Courses and Special Courses

SC24 – Hospital-Based Dermatopathology

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This Short Course session includes up to a one-hour break.

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Mai P. Hoang, M.D., Dept. of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Margot S. Peters, M.D., Depts. of Dermatology and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
M. Angelica Selim, M.D., Dept. of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Course Description

In many cases of skin biopsies from inflammatory disorders, a specific histopathological diagnosis cannot be rendered without correlating clinical history and presentation with histopathology. This course is intended to improve interpretation of relevant clinical morphology and how to generate and narrow the histopathological differential diagnosis of various inflammatory cutaneous disorders.

The format of the course consists of case presentation of seventeen cases followed by discussion of the clinical and histopathologic findings, clinical and histologic differential diagnosis, pertinent immunofluorescence findings and additional ancillary tests concerning the following disorders:

1) immunobullous diseases,
2) systemic diseases,
3) interface dermatitis,
4) neutrophilic and pustular eruption,
5) infection,
6) connective tissue disease, and
7) panniculitis.

The course is directed toward pathologists, dermatopathologists, and pathology trainees. Prior to the meeting, clinical and histologic images of these cases will be posted on the USCAP website for review. A comprehensive syllabus will be available following the course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Seek and interpret pertinent clinical information to improve accuracy of formulating differential diagnosis and rendering histopathologic diagnosis on hospital-based skin biopsies
  • Avoid pitfalls resulting from overlapping cutaneous histopathological patterns
  • Provide critical and timely diagnostic input toward the care of hospitalized patients with skin lesions


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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