10012 - Cutaneous Vasculitis: A Practical Approach to Histologic Diagnosis

Course Director

Mei-Yu Hsu, M.D., Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine

Description

This online CME course describes the histology and pathophysiology of vasculitis affecting the skin. It defines vasculitis and differentiation from vasculopathy, presents pathophysiology and histologic correlates, and discusses two classification schemes. It presents in detail a practical 7-question approach that can be used to arrive at a specific histologic diagnosis and clinical differential diagnosis, discusses individual entities, and illustrates real-life considerations.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.25 ABP SAM for MOC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $30.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 22-Oct-2016
Expiration Date: 22-Oct-2019

Objectives

The course objectives are for Pathologists, Dermatologists, and trainees to learn:

1. Criteria for diagnosis of vasculitis and vasculopathy

2. Pathophysiology & histologic correlates

3. Classification schemes of cutaneous vasculitis

4. Practical 7-Question Approach to histologic diagnosis

5. Integration of histopathology and immunofluorescence findings with other ancillary studies, clinical presentation, and lesional morphology

6. Individual Entities

7. Real-Life Considerations

Topics

The course covers the following topics:

1. Definition and differentiation of vasculitis and vasculopathy

2. Pathophysiology & histologic correlates

3. Classification schemes of cutaneous vasculitis

4. Practical 7-question approach to histologic diagnosis

5. Integration of histopathology and immunofluorescence findings with other ancillary studies, clinical presentation, and lesional morphology

6. Individual entities

7. Real-life considerations

The course includes high-quality histopathologic images to illustrate key elements taken from actual cases. These are delivered via our state-of-the-art web interface. They provide both an experience base and ready-reference.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include vasculitis, vasculopathy, secondary vasculitis, cutaneous vasculitis, direct immunofluorescence, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, granuloma faciale, erythema elevatum diutinum, polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic polyangiitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss, temporal arteritis, giant cell arteritis, and superficial thrombophlebitis.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Mei-Yu Hsu, Course Director, attests that she has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits in the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn SAM for MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Upon course completion, participants may download a completion certificate as evidence of completion.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.