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Dermatopathology Review


January 14 2022


11:15 am - 12:30 pm


  • Dr. Karen Naert
    Dr. Karen Naert

    Dr Karen Naert is a dermatopathologist with Alberta Precision Labs and the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. She completed anatomic pathology residency at the University of Calgary followed by dermatopathology fellowship training at UHN in Toronto. Her interests include the spectrum of inflammatory and neoplastic skin pathology and resident education.


In this session we will review the common inflammatory reaction patterns in the skin and identify examples of each. We will go over common neoplasms in the skin, including melanocytic, mesenchymal, adnexal, and epithelial lesions. Staging of malignant cutaneous tumors including melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma will be discussed, and clues to various specific diagnoses will be reviewed.


  1. Describe the histologic features of the common cutaneous inflammatory reaction patterns and cite examples of each.
  2. Recognize common benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasms.
  3. Understand the diagnosis and staging of melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Target Audience


CanMEDS Roles

Medical Expert (the integrating role)