The American Society of Dermatopathology



CME and MOC/CC Information

Course Description

The 6th Annual Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course was designed to meet the needs of persons actively engaged in Dermatopathology training and those who are already board certified and/or currently practicing dermatopathology. Course attendees will study 50 challenging slides in timed review sessions, participate in discussion sessions with faculty who are among the leaders in dermatopathology, and will have access to a diverse glass slide library throughout the meeting.

Target Audience

The primary targeted audience for this course will be persons actively engaged in Dermatopathology training and those who are already board certified and/or currently practicing dermatopathology.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Society of Dermatopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Dermatopathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants will receive a total of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the 6th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course and the post-course online self-assessment. Participants must complete the post-course online self-assessment with a score of 60 percent or better in order to claim CME credit.

Continuing Medical Education Policy

The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As such, we are required to meet the ACCME’s expectations for our practice of continuing medical education.

It is the policy of ASDP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. Faculty participating in and planning the 6th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course must comply with all procedures governing disclosure. The ASDP has implemented a process where everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity will present evidence-based content, disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest and discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

In addition, presentations must be free of commercial bias and any information regarding commercial products/services must be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. Conflicts will be resolved prior to this educational activity. Faculty who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships and discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product will be disqualified from being a part of the planning and implementation of this CME activity. Presenters who qualify for the implementation of this activity are required to verbally disclose to the audience, immediately prior to the scientific presentation, any of the relationships mentioned above. Faculty relationships will also be disclosed to audiences in printed materials.

Post-course Online Self-assessment

A post-course online self-assessment will be available after the meeting. The post-course online self-assessment  will consist of 100 questions studied at the meeting. Attendees will receive a link by email immediately following the end of the course and will have up to 30 days to complete it. Attendees must take the post-course online self-assessment in order to claim full CME, SAMs or MOC SA question credits for this activity.

MOC/CC Credits

The 6th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course post-course online self-assessment offers MOC/CC self-assessment credits to satisfy the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Component 2 and the American Board of Pathology (ABP) CC requirements.

Note: If you attended and claimed MOC SA question credits for the 2018 5th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course, you may only claim partial MOC/CC credit for the 2019 6th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course commensurate with the new content. A portion of this course is a repeat session.

ABD SA Question Credit The ASDP has been approved by the ABD to produce self-assessment activities to satisfy the ABD Maintenance of Certification program Component II: Periodic Self-Assessment. Self-assessment activities are intended to be of value to the practicing dermatologist. ASDP is solely responsible for the content. The ASDP Dermatopathology Board Review Course post-course self-assessment offers up to 100 MOC SA question credits. Participants must take the post-course online self-assessment in order to claim SA points. If you claimed MOC SA credit for the 2018 course, you may claim up to 44 question credits in 2019.

ABP SAMs — ASDP is a provider of Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Part II of the Continuing Certification program of the American Board of Pathology (ABP). The ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course post-course self-assessment offers 18 SAMs. Participants must take and pass the post-course online self-assessment with a score of 60 percent or better in order to claim SAMs, and may take the self-assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score. If you claimed SAM credit for the 2018 course, you may claim up to 8 SAMs in 2019.

Learning Objectives

The Continuing Medical Education mission of ASDP is to improve the overall quality of dermatopathology practiced by dermatopathologists, dermatologists and pathologists.The 6th Annual ASDP Essentials of Dermatopathology Board Review & MOC Course primarily offers content in 1) medically accepted diagnostic approaches applicable to routine cases; 2) medical knowledge of established clinical, histologic, immunologic and molecular basis of dermatopathology.

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

  • Utilize new technology to assist with a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment methods.
  • Identify diseases of the nail unit and develop basic diagnostic skills in this special site.
  • Recognize critical elements that lead to the diagnosis of soft tissue, adnexal, melanocytic and lymphoid neoplasms of the skin.
  • Apply the most current diagnostic skills for hair-related inflammatory conditions.
  • Diagnose inflammatory skin conditions including connective tissue disease, granulomatous disease, panniculitis, drug reactions, immunobullous disease, spongiotic dermatoses and vasculitis.
  • Recognize and classify infectious diseases involving the skin.
  • Understand and discuss recent updates in the dermatopathology literature.
  • Utilize immunoperoxidase and molecular studies in dermatopathology diagnostics.
  • Improve skills in clinicopathologic correlation.
  • Understand and implement laboratory techniques and management.