The American Society of Dermatopathology

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

Earn up to 48 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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

The American Society of Dermatopathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 48 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, or lack thereof. Faculty relationships will also be disclosed to audience in annual meeting printed materials.

CME Claims and Verification of Attendance

Important! Attendees will be able to claim their CME credits online via the ASDP website after the meeting. You must submit your CME credit online in order to receive appropriate CME credit. The number of CME credit available for each course/session is indicated on the website and on the online CME submission site. An official CME certificate will be available to print immediately after completing the online CME claim form and evaluation. Paper certificates will not be mailed.

MOC Claims and Verification

MOC credit for the Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology Course will not be included on the Annual Meeting CME certificate. Participants must complete the pre-test, and the post-course online self-assesments with a score of 75 percent or better in order to claim MOC credit for the Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology. A MOC certificate will be available to print upon successful completion of the post-course online self-assessment.

Learning Objectives

The educational misson of the ASDP is to teach, aid in the dissemination of knowledge and encouage research to improve the quality of the practice of dermatopathology. The annual meeting is primarily an educational one, offering members, fellows, residents and medical students lectures on current topics in dermatopathology, interactive virtual microscopy sessions, a self-assessment course, and opportunities for poster and oral abstract presentations. 

After attending the 2022 Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:
  • Identify and differentiate key clinical and histopathologic features of common, rare and unusual entities in dermatopathology.
  • Demonstrate a methodical approach toward diagnosis of complex skin disease and be able to generate a clinically relevant differential diagnoses.
  • Describe transformative technological advances in dermatopathology and express how they may be incorporated into clinical practice.
  • Recognize challenges and opportunities during early career dermatopathology.
  • Discuss advances in molecular testing that inform diagnosis in neoplastic dermatopathology
  • Assess an inflammatory infiltrate and identify features that distinguish lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders from their mimics. 
  • Explain unique clinical and histopathologic aspects of nail pathology.
  • Contemplate aspects surrounding risk management and the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on content and style of interpretative reports.
  • Apply practice pearls derived from the experience of expert dermatopathologists to increase diagnostic accuracy and improve patient outcomes.
  • Recognize the importance of visual recognition in dermatopathology diagnosis.  ‎