USCAP Dermatopathology in the Desert: Pragmatic Approach to Diagnostic Challenges 2022


The diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders represents one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges in pathology. Errors in the interpretation of skin biopsies, especially in relation to melanocytic tumors, are one of the most frequent causes for litigation in surgical pathology. There are numerous pitfalls that diagnostic pathologists need to be aware of, including lack of relevant clinical information, sampling error and the wide morphologic spectrum of both inflammatory and neoplastic disorders, often showing overlapping findings and only subtle differentiating features. Accurate diagnosis is paramount to initiate the appropriate treatment. Join expert faculty as they focus on melanocytic tumor pathology, mesenchymal tumor pathology, cutaneous lymphomas and histiocytoses and inflammatory dermatoses.

Target Audience

Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the wide morphologic spectrum of cutaneous tumors and associated diagnostic challenges
  • Learn about recent developments in dermatopathology
  • Learn to integrate clinical information and ancillary tests for a better and more


– Mesenchymal Tumors – Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD

– Inflammatory Dermatoses – Ryanne Brown, MD, MBA

– Melanocytic Tumors – Klaus Busam, MD

– Cutaneous Lymphomas and Histiocytoses – Alejandro Gru, MD

– Novel Developments in Melanocytic Tumor Pathology – Klaus J. Busam, MD

Original release date: October 19, 2022

Access to this course expires on:  September 28, 2025

Details : 9 Videos , 11 PDF

Price : $ 150


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