2017 Congress


The goal of the Course is to cover the most difficult diagnostic problems encountered by practicing pathologists in the areas of cutaneous and ocular melanoma.

The approach of the Course will be practical based on the extensive experience of the Directors of the Course and other invited speakers. The Course will consist of a series of didactic lectures and interactive sessions during the two-day period.

Digitized images of specific cases will be available for review in advance of the Course and will be discussed in the interactive sessions of the Course.


Non exhaustive list of topics

  • General approach to the difficult melanocytic lesion
  • Dysplastic and other atypical cutaneous melanocytic nevi
  • Spitzoid melanocytic tumors
  • Blue nevi and atypical variants
  • Nevoid, desmoplastic, blue nevus-like, conventional cutaneous, pediatric, acral, mucosal, conjunctival, uveal melanomas
  • Primary acquired melanosis
  • Melanocytic lesions of the nail apparatus
  • The latest AJCC guidelines (8th Edition) for cutaneous and ocular melanoma staging
  • Practical immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis of melanocytic lesions
  • Immune checkpoint pathways
  • The reporting of melanoma and prognostic factors
  • What the clinician expects from the pathologist