What you'll learn

  • Discuss new criteria for pathologic diagnoses, including molecular diagnostics

  • Integrate modern staging systems for tumors into clinical practice

  • Evaluate and distinguish cutaneous neoplasms including melanocytic, squamous, and lymphoid from mimics

  • Apply clinical pathologic correlation in evaluating inflammatory dermatoses

Course description

This course presents a broad overview of many areas of dermatopathology, including topics of special sites. It is led by Harvard Medical School faculty as well as selected guests with known expertise. With many gaps in patient satisfaction and several unique challenges to physicians in the field of dermatopathology, this course is designed to update both academic and practicing physicians with new advances especially in inflammatory dermatoses, melanocytic tumors and pathology of special sites. This program also aims to provide aids in diagnosis based on conventional morphologic analysis as well as updates on new techniques, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. This course features conventional didactic lectures with frequent discussion periods and case-based sessions with faculty. There will be a panel discussion with experts in the field discussing some of their most challenging and interesting cases. There is an online hand-out that will reinforce what has been learned from the lectures/presentations. Finally, there will be an online posting of select cases prior to the program for early viewing. Neither the handout nor the online posting is certified for credit. They are supplements to the live program only.

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This course is designed for Physicians who practice in Dermatology, Pathology, and Internal Medicine.

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Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.

*Discounts are available for learners who live in World Bank identified Lower Income, Lower Middle Income, and Middle Income economy countries.  Check the World Bank website at https://data.worldbank.org/country to see if your home location qualifies.

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