The American Society of Dermatopathology

Continuing Medical Education

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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 live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Policy

The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As such, we are required to meet the ACCME’s expectations for our practice of continuing medical education.

It is the policy of ASDP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. Faculty participating in and planning the Annual Meeting must comply with all procedures governing disclosure. The ASDP has implemented a process where everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity will present evidence-based content, disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest and discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product. In addition, presentations must be free of commercial bias and any information regarding commercial products/services must be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. Conflicts will be resolved prior to this educational activity. Faculty who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships and discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product will be disqualified from being a part of the planning and implementation of this CME activity. Presenters who qualify for the implementation of this activity are required to verbally disclose to the audience, immediately prior to the scientific presentation, any of the relationships mentioned above. Faculty relationships will also be disclosed to audiences in annual meeting printed materials.

Participant Objectives

The Continuing Medical Education mission of ASDP is to improve the overall quality of dermatopathology practiced by dermatopathologists, dermatologists and pathologists. The annual meeting offers content in 1) new and updated diagnostic approaches and, techniques and technology applicable to routine and obscure cases; 2) practice- and systems-based learning and improvements; 3) effective communication skills and; 4) medical knowledge of established and evolving clinical, histologic, immunologic and molecular basis of dermatopathology and the application to patient care. There is an array of educational formats to fit every learner’s needs including hands-on instruction at the microscope, self-study, interactive sessions, selfassessment at the microscope and didactic lectures.