The American Society of Dermatopathology

Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology

Course Directors

Gregory A. Hosler, MD, PhD
ProPath and University of Texas, Southwestern

Eleanor A. Knopp, MD
Kaiser Permanente of Washington and  University of Washington


October 10 - October 20, 7:00 p.m. CT Self-Assessment Online Pre-test and individual study of 50 advance knowledge cases
October 20, 7:00 p.m - 9:15 p.m. CT Self-Assessment Discussion
October 21, by Noon CT - December 31, 11:59 p.m. CT        (no extensions will be made) Post-Course Online Self-Assessment

10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
100 MOC SA Question Credits

Fee: $300

Pre-test and Case Study 
- Registered and paid participants will have the opportunity to evaluate 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 credits. The pre-test and case study will only be available until ‎Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. CST and will close when the Self-Assessment Discussion begins. ‎

Self-Assessment Discussion - During the Self-Assessment Discussion, which will air Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. CST and is open ‎to all meeting participants, faculty members will review diagnostic features and differential diagnoses ‎of 50 challenging cases included in this year’s Self-Assessment Course.‎

Post-course Online Self-Assessment – A post-course online self-assessment will be available after the Self-Assessment Discussion and ‎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 Friday morning, October 21, and ‎will have up to 60 days to complete the activity. Self-Assessment registrants must take the post-course ‎online self-assessment to receive CME/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 CreditTM for completion of the post-‎course online self-assessment for a total of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. 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 CreditTM. A CME certificate will be available to print after completing the meeting ‎evaluation online.‎

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. A 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.‎

Learning Objectives

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.