The American Society of Dermatopathology

Hermann Pinkus Basic Science Course

Cutaneous Manifestations of Viral Diseases: The New and the Old

Saturday, October 23
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time

Course Directors
Gregory A. Hosler, MD, PhD

Eleanor A. Knopp, MD
Kaiser Permanente of Washington

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Many virus-induced diseases manifest in the skin. The pathophysiology of these infections ‎varies, as ‎do the findings on biopsy. Cutaneous findings may be attributed to a wide range of factors, including ‎direct inoculation, interplay with ‎the host immune system, interference with oncogenic pathways, and ‎other mechanisms. This course ‎will explore current research on specific viral infections, from SARS-‎CoV-2, to ‎select polyomaviruses, human papillomaviruses, herpesviruses, and other rarely ‎encountered viruses. Emphasis will be given to pathophysiology, detection, and patient management ‎and outcomes in cutaneous disease.‎

Faculty and Course Outline:

2:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Cutaneous Manifestations of ‎SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccination: An Update
William Damsky, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
2:55 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Translating Knowledge of COVID-‎related Skin Histology to Practical ‎Use
Carrie Kovarik, MD
University of Pennsylvania
3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Molecular Basis of HPV-‎associated Cancers Underlies the ‎HPV Vaccine and Today’s Cervical ‎Cancer Screening
Douglas R. Lowy, MD
National Cancer Institute
3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

The Role of Epstein-Barr Virus in ‎Cutaneous Disease, with a Focus ‎on Cutaneous Lymphoma
John Goodlad, MD, FRCPath
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
4:10 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Detection of DNA Tumor Viruses ‎in Neoplastic and Inflammatory ‎Skin Disease
Richard C. Wang, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Update on Diagnostic Techniques ‎for Detecting Viral Illnesses in Skin
Carlos Santonja, MD, PhD
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Q&A

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:‎
  • Differentiate between multiple cutaneous manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 and summarize their ‎histopathological features and detection methods.‎
  • ‎Demonstrate greater understanding of the pathophysiology of human papillomavirus ‎infections in terms of oncogenesis and achieving prevention through vaccination.‎
  • Apply potential detection methods to cutaneous diseases associated with polyomavirus ‎infections and Epstein-Barr virus infections.‎

Previous Hermann Pinkus Memorial Basic Science Course Directors

In 2010 the format of the Hermann Pinkus Memorial Lecture was changed to encompass a wider range of scientific topics that relate to the field of dermatopathology.

2020 Michael T. Tetzlaff, MD, PhD
2019 Julia S. Lehman, MD
2018 Jon A. Reed, MD
2017 Melissa P. Piliang, MD
2016 Melissa Pulitzer, MD
2015 Beth S. Ruben, MD
2014 Tammie C. Ferringer, MD
2013 Ronald P. Rapini, MD
2012 Steven D. Billings, MD
2011 Klaus J. Busam, MD
2010 Lawrence E. Gibson, MD
2009 Lisa A. Beck, MD
2008 Norma J. Nowak, PhD
2007 David Fisher, MD, PhD
2006 Sharon Weiss, MD
2005 Boris C. Bastian, MD
2004 Michael W. Piepkorn, MD
2003 A. Razzaque Ahmed, MD
2002 Philip E. LeBoit, MD
2001 Robert C. Gallo, MD
2000 Elaine Fuchs, PhD
1999 Thomas A. Waldmann, MD
1998 David T. Woodley, MD
1997 Karen A. Holbrook, PhD
1996 Judah Folkman, MD
1995 Margaret Kripke, MD
1993 Douglas R. Lowy, MD
1992 Walter R. Gammon, MD
1991 Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD
1990 Lance A. Liotta, MD, PhD
1989 John R. Stanley, MD
1988 Jouni J. Uitto, MD, PhD
1987 Clive Taylor, MD, PhD
1986 Tung-Tien Sun, PhD