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F129 - Help Your Dermatopathologist Work Smarter for You

Monday, March 4; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the complicated relationship between the dermatological provider and the dermatopathologist.
  • Develop a practice pattern in your biopsy technique and documentation that facilitates an optimal diagnostic outcome for the benefit of your patients.


Obtaining the correct diagnosis for the benefit of your patient is of utmost importance in dermatology, both clinically and histopathologically. How one obtains a specimen and describes it to the dermatopathologist are paramount. Knowing your dermatopathologist is also of importance in arriving at the correct diagnosis. This session will explore these concepts and discuss optimal methods for arriving at the true diagnosis.


  • Ferringer, Tammie C., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • High, Whitney A., MD, JD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Jarell, Abel D., MD: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); Asana Biosciences, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Castle Biosciences – A(H); Castle Biosciences, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Concert Pharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Dermira – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Foamix – I(Grants/Research Funding); Lilly ICOS LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Novartis – A(H), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Sanofi/Regeneron – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); UCB – I(Grants/Research Funding), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Vivex Biomedical, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Mully, Thaddeus W., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Monday, March 4
1:00 PM
Dr. Jarell / Introduction
1:05 PM
Dr. Ferringer / Getting the most out of biopsies of tumors
1:35 PM
Dr. Jarell / Help Your Dermatopathologist Work Smarter for You
2:00 PM
Dr. Mully / The Pathologist's Perspective
2:30 PM
Dr. High / The medical-legal relationship between the dermatologist and the dermatopathologist
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 154A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Abel D. Jarell, MD, FAAD
  • Tammie C. Ferringer, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Thaddeus W. Mully, MD
  • Whitney A. High, MD, JD, FAAD