NORDIC COURSE in Virtual Dermatopathology

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Local Organizing Committee

Ellen Mooney, M.D., Director Nordic Institute of Virtual Dermatopathology, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Ismini Vassilaki, M.D., Dermipath, Stockholm, Consultant, Uppsala Univ. Hospital, Sweden

Scientific Faculty

Ellen Mooney, M.D., Hafnarfjörður, Iceland,   Ismini Vassilaki, M.D., Stockholm, Sweden

Jacqueline M. Junkins-Hopkins, M.D., Ackerman Academy of Dermatology, New York, USA & Daniel Hohl, MD, Professor, Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland

The participants will get a running start on clinico-pathologic correlation with the virtual dermatopathology cases, followed by eight lectures on both tumours and inflammatory dermatoses. Interesting cases highlighting these topics will be demonstrated with clinical photographs and either photomicrographs or digital histopathological slides in virtual format in state of the art software. On the second morning, participants complete a multiple choice self-assessment exam in clinico-pathologic correlation, using virtual dermatopathology, through software access to relevant cases. The participants will use their own lap-top computers as microscopes and the software enables them to move from low to higher power. Once the questions have been answered, participants verify submissions of the answers, which thereafter cannot be altered. This will be followed with brief lectures given by the faculty on key features of the cases. The participants will also get handouts in pdf format, with the correct answers to the questions, discussion about the cases and references.


Thursday April 26th 2018 

8:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 Welcome
9:35 Virtual dermatopathology cases and the software
10:10 Genodermatoses
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 Malignant epithelial tumors
11:35 The many faces of lupus erythematosus
12:10 Lunch
13:00 Merkel cell carcinoma and simulants
13:35 Clinco-pathologic correlation in pediatric dermatology
14:10 Sweat gland tumors
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Clues to diagnoses in dermatopathology
15:35 Drug eruptions
16:10 Questions and review
16:30 – 17:30 Welcome reception

Friday April 27th 2018

8:00- 9:45 Self-assessment exam
9:45 Coffee break
10:00 -11:40 Review of self assessment exam cases
11:40 Thank you and good bye