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					                                    2009
The American Society
of Dermatopathology



   Quality Assurance
    Testing Program
Diagnostic Quality
Assurance Online

Laboratory Proficiency

Immunofluorescence
Proficiency (Indirect)




                                   This activity
Sponsored by                       has been
                                   approved for
The American Society of
                                   AMA PRA
Dermatopathology
                                   Category 1
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
                                   credit.
Deerfield, Illinois 60015 U.S.A.
        2009 Diagnostic Quality Assurance Program
         Online Exam!
         Registration and exam available online at www.adsp.org in August, 2009.


Description
This program is concerned with the quality of diagnoses made by the dermatopathologist. Participants
will review the 20 cases and choose the multiple choice answer that best represents their diagnosis. Upon
submission of the completed exam, participants will receive immediate results including the correct case
answer with discussion and references. A CME certificate will be issued to those who satisfactorily
complete this program and submit a course evaluation. Scores are kept confidential.

Exam Availability
The diagnostic quality assurance exam will be administered online only beginning in August, 2009.
Check the ASDP Web site (www.asdp.org) – click on the CME Programs tab to register for the exam.
The online diagnostic quality assurance exams are available for credit for a two-year period after
publication and provide immediate results and confirmation of credit earned. Specific termination
dates will be posted with each exam.

Accredition Information
The American Society of Dermatopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The
American Society of Dermatopathology designates each diagnostic quality assurance exam for a
maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Describe the power of routine H&E in identifying key diagnostic histopathologic features as
they relate to both inflammatory and neoplastic conditions.

• Confirm the significance of special stains and immunohistochemistry in complementing H&E
findings in dermatopathology.

• Understand proper application of immunohistochemical techniques as they relate to
dermatopathology in regards to their advantages and drawbacks.

• Appreciate the nuances, discern the subtleties and comprehend the caveats of entities
commonly encountered in dermatopathology.

• Appreciate uncommon presentations of common entities and common presentations of
uncommon entities.

Who should participate in the diagnostic quality assurance program?
Dermatopathologists
Dermatologists
Pathologists
Fellows in Dermatopathology Training Programs
Residents in Dermatology or Pathology
        2009 Immunofluorescence Proficiency
        Testing Program (Indirect Testing Only)
        Registration Deadlines:
        Spring Program: April 29, 2009
        Fall Program: October 6, 2009
        No refunds after testing materials are sent.

Eligibility
Testing is open to laboratory directors.

Description
This program is concerned with the quality of indirect immunofluorescence tesing of sera for
detection of circulating IgG anti-basement membrane zone and anti-intercellular (cell surface)
antibodies. The participating physician receives five serum samples and is requested to process
these to determine the presence of and titer of circulating antibodies using an indirect
immunofluorescence technique with monkey esophagus as a substrate and other substrates if
desired. The participant records the results including pattern and the titer. Each participant
will return the recorded results to Beutner Labs, Inc. The results of all laboratories in the same
testing event will be number coded, compiled and summarized for quality review. Beutner
Labs, Inc. provides this service in cooperation with the Department of Microbiology an
Immunology of the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
SUNY. Following completion of tests of specimens from Beutner Labs, Inc. participants
receive number coded summaries of the results of all participants. A certificate is issued to each
laboratory participating in the program.


        2009 Laboratory Proficiency Program
        Registration Deadline:
        July 23, 2009
        No refunds after testing materials are sent.

Eligibility
Testing is open to laboratory directors.

Description
The dermatopathology laboratory director receives tissue specimens, which he/she must process in
his/her laboratory according to specific techniques. The microscopic slides are then sent to the
Director of the Lab Proficiency Program. The Director assesses the technical quality of the work
performed and informs the laboratory director of deficiencies. A certificate is issued to the laboratory
if the work is satisfactory.


                       REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
           All participants must register every year. Program
                      participation is not automatic.
2009 ASDP QA Program Registration
Please Complete (Type or print clearly. This information will be printed on your certificate of completion)

Given Name (First)                                                                          Surname (Last)                      Credentials


Laboratory/Institution


Address


City                                                                                         State/Province


ZIP/Postal Code                                                                              Country


Phone                                                                                         Fax


E-mail

Registration Fee                                   (check category)
Choose the Program(s)
•   Diagnostic Quality Assurance Online Registration Only www.asdp.org
                                                                                                                                                Online
    Registration and exam available beginning in August
                                                                                                                                               Exam and
         ASDP members will receive e-mail notification when registration opens                                                                Registration
         ASDP Member (includes pending members) . . . . . . . . . . . .$150                                                                      Only
         Nonmember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250


K        Laboratory Proficiency (testing materials will be sent in November)
         ASDP Member (includes pending members) . . . . . . . . . . . .$150                                                     $ _______
         Nonmember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250                          $ _______
         Registration Deadline: July 23, 2009


K        Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing (indirect only)
         (no refunds after testing materials are sent)
         ___Spring Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150                                $ _______
         Registration Deadline: April 29, 2009
         ___Fall Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150                           $ _______
         Registration Deadline: October 6, 2009



TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE ENCLOSED $ _________________
Payment
K Check (make payable to American Society of Dermatopathology) ASDP Taxpayer ID# 95-6197518

K American Express                                  K MasterCard                                K VISA



Card No.                                                                                        Exp. Date


Name on Credit Card


Signature

Billing address if different from registration address

Address


City                        State                          ZIP/Postal Code Country
Caution: If you submit your registration form more than once, it may result in a duplicate charge on your credit card. Please send your registration using only one method
of payment. Faxed registration forms that do not contain credit card information do not qualify as a paid registration. After your registration form is processed, you will
receive a confirmation letter. It is your responsibility to verify that the testing programs listed on your confirmation letter are the programs for which you registered. Please
keep a copy of this form for your records



                               NO REFUNDS after testing materials are sent.
                                               Register online at www.asdp.org.
                                                                                      Or mail or fax to:
                                        The American Society of Dermatopathology
                                 36446 Treasury Center • Chicago, Illinois 60694-6400 USA
                                                 Fax: +1-847-480-9282
Questions?
For general information about membership, registration
and payment, contact:

The American Society of Dermatopathology
E-mail: info@asdp.org
Phone: +1-847-400-5820
Fax: +1-847-480-9282
Please notify the appropriate laboratory below if you have questions relating to
slides/specimens or the content of the program.



For Diagnostic Quality Assurance or Laboratory
Proficiency Program information, contact:

Drazen M. Jukic, MD, PhD
UPMC Shadyside Wg02 14
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: +1-412-623-2337
Fax: +1-412-623-3417
E-mail: jukicdm@upmc.edu



For Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing Program
information, contact:

Richard W. Plunkett, PhD
Beutner Labs, Inc.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: +1-716-838-0549
Fax: +1-716-838-0798
E-mail: rwp@buffalo.edu




 Online registration is available for all three testing programs. For
  secure and fast online registration, visit the ASDP Web site at


                  www.asdp.org
The American Society
of Dermatopathology
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015 U.S.A.




                                Register online at www.asdp.org