The American Society of Dermatopathology

Elson B. Helwig Memorial Lecture

Zero Deaths from Melanoma: The Critical Role Pathologists will Play to Achieve this Goal

Saturday, October 19
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Seaport Ballroom A-E, 2nd Level, Seaport Tower

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

The Elson B. Helwig Memorial lectureship is awarded in recognition of excellence in the realm of diagnostic dermatopathology and for significant contribution to the dermatopathology literature and the education of fellows and colleagues.

Richard A. Scolyer, BMEDSci, MBBS

Clinical Professor
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

With the recent transformation in management options for patients with cutaneous melanoma, it is now more critical than ever that we get both the diagnosis and initial management of melanoma patients right the first time. However, the diagnosis of melanoma is often challenging. Furthermore, histopathological parameters are key in determining optimal management strategies at all stages of this disease. This lecture will provide important insights into the diagnosis, classification, histopathological reporting and management of cutaneous melanoma patients in the modern era.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the diagnostic histopathologic features of selected melanoma and nevus variants prone to misdiagnosis.
  • Integrate key parameters in melanoma pathology reports to improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Describe evolving concepts in the classification of melanocytic tumors.

Previous Lecturers

2018 James W. Patterson, MD
2017 Elaine S. Jaffe, MD
2016 Sharon W. Weiss, MD
2015 Timothy H. McCalmont, MD
2014 Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, FACP, FAAD
2013 Luis Requena, MD, PhD
2012 Boris C. Bastian, MD, PhD
2011 Heinz H. Kutzner, MD
2010 Helmut Kerl, MD
2009 Amy S. Paller, MD
2008 Paul A. Khavari, MD, PhD
2007 Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD
2006 Jouni Uitto, MD, PhD
2005 Lorenzo Cerroni, MD
2004 Christopher D.M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath
2003 Phillip H. McKee, MD
2002 Jean L. Bolognia, MD