The American Society of Dermatopathology

Short Courses

Your registration to the ASDP Virtual Annual Meeting includes admission to the Short Courses.

Short Course I

Lessons Learned: Pearls and Reflections from Leaders in Dermatopathology

Thursday, October 21
9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Course Director
Benjamin K. Stoff, MD, MA
Emory University School of Medicine

3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 

This interactive short course will feature a diverse group of leaders in dermatopathology, as they ‎reflect on pivotal professional and personal decision points in their careers. Speakers will address a set ‎of predetermined questions (e.g. what is an IHC stain or other test you wish you’d used earlier or wish ‎you’d stopped using earlier, what article that you read in the last five years has changed your practice ‎the most, what advice would you give to trainees in the audience about achieving work life-home life ‎balance, what is the most critical ethical or policy issue facing dermatopathologists, etc.). Short lecture ‎presentations will be followed by an extended, interactive, panel discussion with the virtual audience.  ‎By the end of the session, attendees will come away with pearls from the experience of trusted ‎leaders in our specialty.

Faculty and Course Outline:
 
9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

 
Welcome and Introductions
Benjamin K. Stoff, MD, MA
Emory University School of Medicine
   
9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Tom Helm
Thomas N. Helm, MD
Buffalo Medical Group
   
9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Lyn McDivitt Duncan
Lyn McDivitt Duncan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
   
10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Ronald Rapini
Ronald P. Rapini, MD
University of Texas McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center
   
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break
   
11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Ifeoma Perkins
Ifeoma U. Perkins, MD
University of Colorado
   
11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Beth Ruben
Beth S. Ruben, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
   
12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 
Lessons Learned from Dr. Antonio Subtil
Antonio Subtil, MD, MBA
Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals
   
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q&A

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Apply practice pearls derived from the experience of expert dermatopathologists to increase ‎diagnostic accuracy and improve patient outcomes.  ‎
  • ‎Utilize professional and personal development advise from diverse and experienced ‎dermatopathologists in their own practices. ‎

Short Course II

Beyond Gestalt Diagnosis

Saturday, October 23
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time

Course Director
Christine J. Ko, MD
Yale University

 
3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Becoming an expert dermatopathologist takes a lot of time and experience. Some suggest that it takes ‎at least 10,000 hours, or 5 hours per day over 6 years, of deliberate practice for true expertise to ‎develop. Deliberate practice in dermatopathology is augmented by knowledge of specific cognitive ‎principles that affect visual perception. This course will focus on the how of making a diagnosis, with ‎introduction to concepts like fast (gestalt) and slow thinking, and how these methods can be applied to ‎minimize diagnostic errors and improve patient outcomes.‎
 

Faculty and Course Outline:

9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

 
Welcome and Introductions
Christine J. Ko, MD
Yale University
   
9:35 a.m. - 10:02 a.m.

 
Inflammatory Inflitrates and Diagnostic Error
Almut Böer-Auer, MD
Dermatologikum Hamburg and Munster University
   
10:03 a.m.  10:30 a.m.

 
Benign Melanocytic Lesions
Timothy H. McCalmont, MD
University of California, San Francisco
   
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
   
11:01 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 
Difficult Cases
Jag Bhawan, MD
Boston University
   
11:31 a.m. - Noon

 
Puzzles, Fussels, Artifacts, and Clues: Diagnoses with Near Nothing
Bernhard W.H. Zelger, MD
University of Innsbruck
   
12:01 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 
Cases to Learn from YES
Philip E. Leboit, MD
University of California, San Francisco
   
12:31 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 
Soft Tissue Cases
Jerad M. Gardner, MD
Geisinger Medical Center
   
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Q&A


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify and understand concepts in visual perception.‎
  • Recognize how we come to an expert diagnosis in dermatology.‎
  • Apply methods to daily practice to reduce diagnostic error and prevent perceptive ‎errors.‎

Short Course III

Diversity in Dermatopathology

Sunday, October 24
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Course Director
Jane L. Messina, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

 
4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
 
This year’s Short Course III will cover a variety of topics exploring multiple facets of diversity from the ‎dermatopathology viewpoint, including dermatologic conditions and dermatopathology findings that ‎occur in diverse patient populations as well as less commonly encountered anatomic locations. Topics ‎discussed will range from diseases affecting diverse skin types, underserved populations, and unusual ‎locations. The course will close with a discussion of diversity in our careers followed by a Q&A session.
 
Faculty and Course Outline:
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:03 a.m.

 
Welcome and Introductions
Jane L. Messina, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
   
8:03 a.m. - 8:32 a.m.

 
Skin Color in Dermatopathology: What Can We Learn?
Olayemi Sokumbi, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
   
8:32 a.m. - 9:01 a.m.

 
Exploring Alopecia
Carilyn N. Wielend, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
   
9:01 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 
Serving the LGBTQ Population in Dermatopathology
Howa Yeung, MD, MSc
Emory University School of Medicine
 
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 
Diseases of the Medically Underserved
Carrie Kovarik, MD
University of Pennsylvania
   
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
   
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 
Interesting Ocular Pathology Cases
Sylvia Pasternak, MD
Dalhousie University
   
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 
Update on Dermatopathology of the Anogenital Region
M. Angelica Selim, MD
Duke University
   
11:30 a.m. - Noon

 
Supporting Diversity in Dermatopathology: Why and How from an Ally Perspective
Michi M. Shinohara, MD
University of Washington
   
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Q&A


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Differentiate clinical and histological features of disorders of the skin that are more common in ‎patients with skin of color and underserved populations to increase diagnostic accuracy, and ‎improve patient care and outcomes.‎
  • ‎Recognize important features of various types of alopecia commonly encountered in skin biopsies.‎
  • Demonstrate greater understanding of diseases that are more common in LGBTQ patients.‎
  • Apply learned techniques to accurately diagnose entities encountered in rare and unusual ‎anatomic locations, specifically the ocular and mucosal regions.‎
  • ‎Advocate benefits of diversity in dermatopathology practice.‎