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Confocal Microscopy Reader 3 Day Intensive Course (18MR04)


May 4-6, 2018



Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium
300 Atrium Drive, Atrium Corporate Park
Somerset, NJ 08873


Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Dermatology, in collaboration with NIDIskin


Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been well-established as a diagnostic tool for diagnosing various skin lesions, but has failed to gain traction in the United States simply due to a lack of opportunity for specialty training in reading RCM images. By attending this basic comprehensive course, attendees will be able to achieve basic proficiency in interpreting confocal images, distinguish melanocytic versus non-melanocytic lesions, and conclusively distinguish between lesions that require removal and those that do not.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity is designed for dermatologists, pathologists, and dermatopathologists.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss current in vivo modalities for diagnosing skin neoplasms
  • Recognize RCM features of common skin neoplasms
  • Distinguish confocal features of melanocytic lesions from non-melanocytic lesions
  • Diagnose benign versus malignant lesions based on confocal images



Babar K. Rao, MD
Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Dermatology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Weill Cornel Medical College, New York, NY


Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Pediatrics; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology; Director, Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program; Assistant Residency Program Director, University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

Attiya Haroon, MD, MBBS, PhD
Research Fellow and Senior Technical Assistant, Center for Dermatology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Giovanni Pellacani, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Chair, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Policlinico of Modena, Italy

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk each day of the program, attend the activity, and complete the course evaluation at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the evaluation.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fellows in Training*

$   600.00
$   200.00

* Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming fellow, resident and student status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for the reduced rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, continuing education credits, and course material.

Registration can only be accepted through our secure on-line website through April 27, 2018. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa cards. American Express is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Please register early. Space for this program is limited.

Online registration will close on April 27, 2018 or earlier if seating capacity is reached.

Pre-registration is recommended. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Course Information: Contact Aida Cardona at (732) 235-7765 or cardonaj@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Registration: Contact CCOE at 973-972-4267/855-482-1843 or ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu


Residence Inn Somerset
37 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

For hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at (732) 627-0881 or visit their web site. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sosft-residence-inn-somerset/


We encourage attendees to bring a laptop and their own practice cases to the course so they can complete the cases with the guidance of the course faculty.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $50.00 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received no later than April 27, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for any cancellation received after April 27, 2018 and cannot be given for “no shows”. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

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