The American Society of Dermatopathology

Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology

Course Directors

Melissa P. Piliang, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Jon A. Reed, MD
Baylor College of Medicine and CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories

10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
10.75 SAMs
100 MOC SA Question Credits


Fee: $200 

NEW THIS YEAR! Self-Assessment Pre-Test. Complete the Self-Assessment Course Pre-test and individual Case Study before the Self-Assessment Discussion to assess existing knowledge and obtain additional CME and MOC credit. This is a limited time opportunity as the Pre-test will only be available until 8:00 a.m. CST Monday, November 9. 

Pre-test and Case Study (This portion of the course is now closed) - Registered and paid participants will have the opportunity to assess existing knowledge of dermatopathology with a pre-test consisting of 25 questions, and complete individual case study of the 50 challenging digital images representing a wide range of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Participants who complete the pre-test and individual case study (in lieu of the in-person slide viewing sessions) are eligible to receive 2 CME/SAMs. The pre-test and case study will only be available until Monday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m. CST, closing when the Self-Assessment Discussion begins. 

Self-Assessment Discussion - During the Self-Assessment Discussion, which will air Monday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m. CST, and is open to all meeting participants, faculty members will review the diagnostic features of the 50 challenging cases included in this year’s Self-Assessment Course, as well as the differential diagnoses.

Post-course Online Self-Assessment – A post-course online self-assessment will be available after the Self-Assessment Discussion and will include 25 core knowledge cases in addition to the 50 advanced cases studied before the Self-Assessment Discussion. You must register and pay for the Self-Assessment Course to receive access to the post-course online self-assessment and the Self-Assessment Case Answers and Discussions – Part 2 PDF handout. Self-assessment Course registrants will receive a link to the post-course online self-assessment by email after the Self-Assessment Discussion on Monday afternoon, November 9, and will have up to 30 days to complete the activity. Self-Assessment registrants must take the post-course online self-assessment to receive CC/MOC credit for this activity.

Course Handouts – The Self-Assessment Case Answers and Discussions – Part 1 PDF handout consists of the 50 cases discussed at the meeting and will be available online to all annual meeting attendees on the annual meeting handout page on the ASDP website upon conclusion of the Self-Assessment Discussion. The Self-Assessment Case Answers and Discussions – Part 2 PDF handout consists of the 25 core knowledge cases and will be available online only as part of the post-course self-assessment. Only registered and paid attendees will have access to the Part 2 PDF handout and the post-course online self-assessment.

CME – Participants will receive 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for completing the pre-test and study of the 50 challenging cases prior to the Self-Assessment Discussion, 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the Self-Assessment Discussion and 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completion of the post-course online self-assessment for a total of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants must complete the pre-test and case study before they close to obtain the 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, and must complete the post-course online self-assessment in order to claim the remaining 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. A CME certificate will be available to print after completing the meeting evaluation online.

CC/MOC – The ASDP Annual Meeting post-course online self-assessment offers MOC self-assessment credits to satisfy the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Component 2 and Continuing Certification (CC) credits to satisfy the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) CC requirements. A CC/MOC
certificate will be available to print upon successful completion of the post-course online self-assessment.
ABD SAs – The ASDP has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) to produce Self-Assessment (SA) activities to satisfy the ABD Maintenance of Certification program Component 2.
SA activities are intended to be of value to the practicing dermatologist. ASDP is solely responsible for the content. The ASDP Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology offers up to 100 MOC SA question credits. Participants must take the post-course online self-assessment in order to claim SA points.
ABPath SAMs – ASDP is a provider of Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Part II of the Continuing Certification Program of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath). The ASDP Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology offers 10.75 SAMs. Participants must take and pass the post-course online self-assessment with a score of 75 percent or better in order to claim SAMs, and may take the self-assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.


Faculty:

Chefik Bengana, MD
NorthShore Pathologists
  Kiran Motaparthi, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
     
Daniel D. Bennett, MD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Kumaran M. Mudaliar, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
     
Kara Braudis, MD
University of Missouri
  Priyadharsini Nagarajan, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
     
Scott C. Bresler, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
  Jose A. Plaza, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
     
Nicole Burkemper, MD
Saint Louis University
  Michi Shinohara, MD
University of Washington
     
A. Hafeez Diwan, MBBS, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
  Campbell L. Stewart, MD
University of Connecticut
     
Ryan W. Hick, MD
ProPath
  Karolyn A. Wanat, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
     
Maija Kiuru, MD, PhD
University of California, Davis
  Wendi E. Wohltmann, MD 
San Antonio Military Medical Center
 
     
Nicholas F. Logemann, DO
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
   

Schedule

November TBD - November 9, 8:00 a.m. CST Self-Assessment Pre-test and individual study of 50 advance knowledge cases
   
November 9, 8:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. CST Self-Assessment Discussion
 
November 9, Noon - December 9, Noon CST Post-Course Online Self-Assessment


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize key light microscopic features of common, rare and unusual entities.
  • Differentiate between diseases with similar or overlapping histopathologic findings.
  • Apply new diagnostic skills to a variety of skin conditions that will improve patient care.
  • Incorporate new information gained from the presented cases into dermatopathology practice.
  • Positively affect patient care with enhanced diagnostic skills in the more common cases likely to be seen in daily practice.
  • Recognize areas where new information gained from the presented cases has identified potential practice gaps and changed performance related to the presented cases.