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U008 - Diagnostic Errors: Lessons From Medical Dermatology Referrals

Friday, March 1; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify the sources of cognitive error in dermatologic diagnosis.
  • Recognize cutaneous findings that help to make the correct diagnosis.


This session explores classifications of diagnostic errors with case-based examples. Clinical pearls in the diagnosis of challenging medical dermatology cases will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on scenarios with the possibility of medical errors. Strategies on how to minimize diagnostic errors will be provided. The goal is to provide practical clinical pearls in order to identify dermatologic conditions that otherwise may be misdiagnosed. The audience will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to more effectively and confidently diagnose cutaneous diseases.


  • Hsu, Sylvia, MD: AbbVie – A(H); Amgen – A(H); Celgene – I(Fees); Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. – I(Fees); Corrona, Inc. – I(Fees); Dr. Reddy – A(H); Eli Lilly and Company – A(H); Genentech, Inc. – A(H); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – A(H); Novartis – A(H); Promius Pharma, LLC – A(H); Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited – A(H); Sanofi/Regeneron – A(H); Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC – A(H);
Friday, March 1
7:30 AM
Dr. Hsu / Diagnostic Errors: Lessons from Medical Dermatology Referrals
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, March 1
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Salon G
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Sylvia Hsu, MD, FAAD