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U027 - AAD Derby: Clinical or Dermatopathology Which Hat Wins?

Saturday, March 2; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize situations where the clinical presentation supersedes the pathologic findings.
  • 2. Recognize situations where the pathology outweighs the clinical presentation.
  • 3. Develop a strategy for how to reconcile clinicopathologic discrepancies.


Clinicopathologic correlation is tantamount to the practice of Dermatology and often is art more than science. However, in practice there are times when the clinical presentation supersedes the pathologic findings and times when the pathology outweighs the clinical findings. Three Dermatology-trained Dermatopathologists will discuss their approach to these clinicopathologic discrepancies and engage the attendees to participate in the decision-making process. This will be accomplished through an interactive format in which the presenters and attendees will decide which "hat" the Dermatopathologist should wear in each scenario--her clinical hat or her pathology hat. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own hat to the session.


  • Burkemper, Nicole M., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Hurley, M. Yadira, MD: Actelion – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Elorac, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Genentech, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Helsinn Healthcare – A(H), SP(H); InflaRx GmbH – I(Grants/Research Funding); Novartis – I(Grants/Research Funding); PellePharm, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Tarbox, Michelle B., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, March 2
7:30 AM
Dr. Hurley, Dr. Burkemper, and Dr. Tarbox / Cases
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, March 2
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Room 103A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • M. Yadira Hurley, MD, FAAD
  • Michelle B. Tarbox, MD, FAAD
  • Nicole M. Burkemper, MD, FAAD