More new sessions creating a buzz

QI Symposium for residents

In the new session Derm Rapid Fire: Putting Residents at the Center of QI Initiatives (S046), faculty will present information and ideas in short TED talks, covering hot topics like (1) Patient reviews —What we can and can’t control, (2) DataDerm™ and quality improvement, (3) QI in the Fee for Service environment, (4) Business administration skills for optimizing health care, and (5) Teledermatology. Resident recipients of the “AAD Excellence in Patient Care Award” will present their QI projects. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment credits and provides 3.00 Category 1 CME credits.

Preparing for non-glass slide exams

Dermatopathology testing formats for board and in-service exams and self-assessments are changing from glass to virtual slides. Virtual Dermatopathology Self Assessment: Get Ready For Non-glass Slide Exams (F022) will begin with an introduction to digital pathology and the software used in this session. A self-assessment examination incorporating clinical information, clinical photographs, and digital histopathological slides provides an exercise in clinical-pathologic correlation and precedes discussion of examination cases. Laptops with Adobe Flash Player are required. Recommended browsers are Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox on Windows; Mozilla Firefox 29 and Safari 7 on Mac. The software link is Digital SlideBox with activation key 023. Please login to practice using the software in advance.