Seminars and Conferences

Journal Club - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an ability to critically analyze published articles.
  2. Recognize important advances in the basic understanding, diagnosis and management of dermatologic diseases.
  3. Develop a life-long habit of reading and analyzing the medical literature.
  4. Demonstrate communication skills in presenting an analysis of articles in a clear and concise manner.

Journals Routinely Reviewed:

  1. JAMA Dermatology
  2. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  3. British Journal of Dermatology
  4. Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  5. Dermatologic Surgery
  6. Pediatric Dermatology

* Although certain articles are assigned for discussion, residents are expected to read the entire journal of JAMA Dermatology and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology each month

A faculty discussant/leader for each session is assigned on a rotating basis and aids the residents in the selection of articles to review. Each resident is responsible for a PowerPoint presentation that aids in his/her oral presentation of one article per journal club. The faculty leader moderates the discussion with participation from other faculty members wishing to speak.

► Grand Rounds/Clinical Diagnostic Conference - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

This conferences is designed to share interesting patients or obtain input on diagnostic/therapeutic dilemmas. All data from conference is stored securely on the residents computer in PowerPoint files.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the skin more efficiently and effectively.
  2. Construct and prioritize a differential diagnosis for skin disease.
  3. Design an appropriate plan for evaluation and management of patients with skin disease

Dermatopathology Diagnostic Conference - One Tuesday per month at 11 a.m.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze pathology specimens more critically.
  2. Develop and prioritize a differential diagnosis for pathology.
  3. Recognize the importance of clinicopathologic correlation in establishing a "final" or "working" diagnosis.

Topic Series in Dermatopathology - Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

This conference is designed to provide a systematic review of dermatopathology based upon the chapters of the selected dermatopathology text and will be accompanied by slides for study and review. The sessions will be lead by UofL dermatopathologies (Drs. Owen, Malone, Bahrami, Sonnier, Ferneyhough and Burch) on a rotating basis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the distinguishing features of dermatopathologic diagnoses.
  2. Learn how to distinguish and describe the relevant features of the pathology reviewed and begin to use these findings to develop a dermatopathologic differential diagnosis.

Textbook Conference - Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. and Friday after Noon Conference

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with dermatologic disorders and their diagnosis and management.
  2. Understand the scientific basis of skin disease.

    Review of one or more Dermatology Textbooks:

    Reading schedule will be determined by the chief residents on a monthly basis and will include selections from the follow texts: Bolognia's Dermatology, Andrew's Diseases of the Skin, Spitz's Genodermatoses, Vidimos' Dermatology Surgery in the Requisites of Dermatology series and Wolverton's Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy. Every year a dermatopathology text is reviewed.

    Noon Conference - Friday 12:15 p.m.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Construct a differential diagnosis for skin diseases depicted photographically.
    2. Recognize the value of clinicopathologic correlation.
    3. Develop skills necessary for preparation and presentation of a conference.

    Clinicopathologic Conference - Friday 12:15 p.m.

    This conference is organized on an annual basis and presented by Dr. Callen and one of the dermatopathology faculty members. A list of all the patients to be presented is available about two weeks prior to the CPC. The residents are responsible for dividing the cases among themselves and should be prepared to discuss the history, past medical history, physical examination, and follow-up findings.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the relationship between clinical disease and its pathologic representation
    2. Develop better diagnoses by learning to correlate clinical and pathologic findings

    Dermatopathology Weekly Review with Drs. Haeberle, Malone or Bahrami - Mondays 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the clinicopathological correlation by reviewing slides of biopsies performed
    2. Develop an appreciation for the selection of an appropriate technique for tissue removal to get the optimal pathological report

    Residents are responsible for recording and tracking the results of all biopsies from VA, UofL ACB and Kosair Pediatrics

    National Conferences

    All residents attend the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting except for ones who covers in-patient consults.

    Residents may attend the following conferences provided that funding is available: Dermatology Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation. In addition, residents who have performed research may attend the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery or the American Society of Dermatopathology meetings if they are presenting at the meeting. Prior approval of the Chair and Program Director is necessary for these meetings.