The American Society of Dermatopathology

Hot Topics in Dermatopathology

Practice, Policy, and Threats

Sunday, November 8
9:30 a.m. - Noon Central Time

Course Directors
Catherine G. Chung, MD
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Vikas Shrivastava, MD
US Navy

Olayemi Sokumbi, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This year’s Hot Topics in Dermatopathology session will focus on  challenges facing dermatopathology practice today, including various practice models (e.g.: private, academic, group, government, combination), current threats to the specialty (e.g.: changing landscape, increase in non-physician providers interpreting and communicating pathology reports, changes in reimbursement and private equity acquisitions) and provide updates in dermatopathology advocacy, legislation and public affairs.

Faculty and Course Outline:

9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Legal Issues in Dermatopathology
Ronald P. Rapini, MD
University of Texas McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center
10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Starting Your Own Dermatopathology Practice - Wins, Losses, and Life
Omar P. Sangueza, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Relevant Policy Updates in Dermatopathology
Karl M. Napekoski, MD
Laboratory and Pathology Diagnostics, LLC
11:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Private Equity and Dermatology: Impact on Dermatopathology
Sailesh Konda, MD
University of Florida
11:35 a.m. - Noon Q & A and Closing Remarks


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

  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of various practice models.
  • Recognize potential challenges facing today’s dermatopathology practice and apply strategies to circumvent them.
  • Demonstrate greater understanding of the impact of the latest advocacy efforts, legislation and public affairs on dermatopathology practice.