The course will combine lectures with interactive ”Test yourself” sessions. The basic theory on how
to name and classify the myriad of patterns and local structures we observe in both pigmented and
non-pigmented skin lesions will be thoroughly covered accompanied by several typical examples of
each diagnosis. In addition, images of atypical presentations will be included in the lectures to
increase awareness regarding the morphologic variability observed in numerous lesion types.
During the interactive sessions, the participants will be able to test their newfound knowledge.
These sessions will also provide an opportunity to discuss differential diagnoses and management
plans based on the dermoscopic findings.
On the second day of the course, we will discuss the various vascular structures, which can be
identified with dermoscopy and their importance. Participants will also be introduced to the specific
criteria applied to pigmented lesions found on special body sites such as the face and acral skin.
Finally, the course will also cover important management strategies based on dermoscopic images
including short- and long-term monitoring as well as teledermoscopy.
The course will be conducted by John Paoli, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Dermatology at Sahlgrenska
University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden