The American Society of Dermatopathology

Hot Topics in Dermatopathology

Advocacy, Telehealth, and Legal Challenges & Considerations

Thursday, October 21
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time

Course Directors
Vikas Shrivastava, MD
US Navy

Oluwakemi Onajin, MD
University of Chicago

2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This year's Hot Topics in Dermatopathology session will focus on various challenges and opportunities in today's dermatopathology practice, including advocacy efforts to effect policy change through increased awareness and importance of contributions made by dermatopathologists, the role of telehealth in dermatopathology, and legal considerations applicable to dermatopathologists in all stages of their careers.

Faculty and Course Outline:

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
3:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Advocacy in Dermatopathology
Daniel D. Bennett, MD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Telehealth in Dermatopathology
Karolyn A. Wanat, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
4:05 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Legal Challenges & Considerations in Dermatopathology
Jodi J. Speiser, MD and Jennifer H. De Kock, JD
Loyola University Medical Center and Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross and Baskerville, P.L.C.
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Q&A and Closing Remarks


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

  • Recognize the role of advocacy in dermatopathology practice and identify avenues for involvement ‎to maximize impact in policy change.‎
  • Identify benefits and limitations of telehealth in dermatopathology practice.‎
  • Apply basic principles of medical malpractice litigation and tools to mitigate medicolegal risk.‎