16th Summer Academy of Dermatopathology


    Preliminary Programme

    The 16th Summer Academy of Dermatopathology will be held July 1st – 5th, 2024 at the Convention Center, Graz, Austria. Pre-registration will start at the beginning of October, 2023.

    The Course will feature sessions on inflammatory skin disorders with clinicopathologic correlation, melanoma and nevi, cutaneous lymphomas and pseudolymphomas, and other benign and malignant conditions of the skin. The faculty includes: Almut Boer (Hamburg), Lorenzo Cerroni (Graz), Arnaud de la Fouchardière (Lyon), Werner Kemp (Zürich), Katrin Kerl (Munich), Phil E. LeBoit (San Francisco), Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger (Graz), Dieter Metze (Münster), Luis Requena (Madrid), Christian Rose (Lübeck), Ursula Sass (Bruxelles), Catherine Stefanato (London), Antonio Torrelo (Madrid), and Thomas Wiesner (Vienna). The 16th Summer Academy of Dermatopathology has been granted 20 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

    The Summer Academy of Dermatopathology is a course restricted to a limited number of participants in order to maximize interaction between speakers and audience. Many "typical" presentations and unusual variants of skin diseases, as well as rare cases of skin pathology will be reviewed and discussed thoroughly during 5 days of full-time dermatopathology. In addition to routine stainings and clinical pictures, relevant ancillary techniques (immunohistology, molecular biology) will be presented and discussed as well. 
    The Summer Academy of Dermatopathology is a specialized Course meant for good-level dermatopathologists and for all those with interest in correlation of clinical and histopathologic features of skin diseases. The aim of the Course is to provide information that can be applied immediately to dermatopathology practice, as well as to discuss problematic and controversial aspects that represent a daily conundrum in this field. The interactive outlay of the Course will maximize active participation of all registrants and allow continuous discussion and comments. At the end of the Course participants should be able to better diagnose skin disorders based on clinicopathological features, to select appropriate ancillary tests when needed, and to improve their knowledge of dermatopathological features of inflammatory and neoplastic cutaneous diseases.

    All Self-Assessment cases will be provided prior to the Meeting in electronic form in order to maximize the educational value. Hand-outs will be available at the end of the Course in electronic format as well.
    Graz is a lively city, and many cultural and entertaining activities are scheduled daily. The format of the Course will allow participants to visit our city and enjoy, besides and beyond dermatopathology, cultural activities programmed in this period. We hope that you will come and join us in the friendly atmosphere of Graz's summer!

    Lorenzo Cerroni, MD



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