The American Society of Dermatopathology

Diagnostic Quality Assurance Exam Volume 39

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The Diagnostic Quality Assurance (DQA) Exams are concerned with the quality of diagnoses made by the dermatopathologist and are tailored to assess one’s competency to serve as a lab director and/or a diagnostic dermatopathologist, as mandated by CLIA.

In DQA Exam - Volume 39, participants will review 12 cases and choose the multiple choice answer that best represents their diagnosis. Upon submission of the completed exam and evaluation, participants will receive immediate results including the correct case answers with discussion and references. A CME certificate will be available for printing to those who satisfactorily complete this program. Scores are kept confidential.

IMPORTANT! The ASDP exam system will be taken offline on February 15, 2018, to transition to a new, improved platform. After February 14, this exam will be sunset and any credit due will be forfeited. No exceptions.

Release date: 05/01/15
Closing date: 02/14/18

3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™

The estimated time to complete this activity is three hours.

Activity Fees:
$100 - Members
$200 - Nonmembers

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply immunohistochemical techniques as they relate to dermatopathology in regards to their advantages and drawbacks.
  • Describe the significance of special stains and immunohistochemistry in complementing H&E findings in dermatopathology.
  • Define the subtleties and caveats of entities commonly encountered in dermatopathology.
  • Recognize uncommon presentations of common entities and common presentations of uncommon entities.

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CME Accreditation Information
The American Society of Dermatopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Dermatopathology designates this enduring material online self-assessment for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants should complete the self-assessment with a 60% pass rate or better in order to claim CME credit.

Faculty Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
In keeping with ACCME standards, the following program faculty and contributors stated that they do not perceive having a conflict of financial interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity.

Christine Ko, MD - ASDP Diagnostic Quality Assurance Program Director
Aleodor A. Andea, MD, MBA, Assistant Director
Claudia I. Vidal, MD, PhD
Uma N. Sundram, MD

MOC-DP Committee
Doina Ivan, MD, Chair
Arlene S. Rosenberg, MD
Rosalie Elenitsas, MD
M. Yadira Hurley, MD
Laura B. Pincus, MD

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