NIDIskin Spring Symposium IV – May 17-19, 2019



Abstract Submission
CE Credit
Required Equipment


New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016



Provided by NIDIskin, an educational company dedicated to sharing knowledge in the medical community on Non-Invasive Diagnostic Innovations in Skin, partnered with Amedco.






Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) has been well-established as a diagnostic tool for diagnosing various skin lesions, and monitoring treatment, but has failed to gain traction in the United States simply due to a lack of opportunity for specialty training in reading RCM Images and how to successfully incorporate RCM into daily practice. NIDIskin is proud to offer the original basic comprehensive course where attendees will achieve basic proficiency in interpreting confocal images, distinguishing melanocytic versus non-melanocytic lesions, and will be able to conclusively distinguish between lesions that require removal and those that do not. For the first time, non-beginners will be offered advanced courses on the use of RCM for treatment monitoring and further integration of RCM into their practice.



This activity is designed for dermatologists, pathologists, and dermatopathologists.



Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss current in vivo modalities for diagnosing skin neoplasms
  • Recognize RCM features of common skin neoplasms
  • Distinguish confocal features of melanocytic lesions from non-melanocytic lesions
  • Diagnose benign vs. malignant lesions based on confocal images
  • Differentiate inflammatory conditions like eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, and lupus based on RCM




Course Director

Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Professor of Dermatology and Pathology,
Vice Chair for Dermatology,
Director of Rutgers Center for Dermatology,

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any
real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose
discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at
the time of the activity.


Senior Faculty

Giovanni Pellacani, MD

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Chairman, Dermatology, University Hospital
Policlinico of Modena
Dean of Faculty, Medicine, and Surgery
Professor of Dermatology


Jane Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD

UConn Health
Professor, Dermatology, Pathology, and Pediatrics
Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program

Course Faculty

Doris Day, MD, FAAD

Robert Bard, MD, DABR, FASLMS

A. Yasmine Kirkorian, MD, FAAD

Omar Noor, MD, FAAD

Lilia Correa, MD, FAAD

Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD

Danielle Karassawa Zanoni, MD

Samir Alaiti, MD, FAAD

Anthony Rossi, MD, FAAD

Sairah Khokher, MD, FAAD

Amy Spizuoco, DO

Manu Jain, MD

Ann John, MD


Aaron Farber, MD



George Han, MD, Ph.D, FAAD
Elvira Moscarella, MD
Jiheun Ryu, Ph.D
Steve Hammond, MD


Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted at and must be received by Wednesday, April 17th 2019. Outstanding and innovative abstracts will be selected for brief oral presentations. Medical students, residents, and fellows are eligible for submission. Abstracts must be limited to 500 words. Data published, either in print or online, by the abstract submission deadline is not eligible for presentation. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic applications of non-invasive skin imaging modalities ex. reflectance confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography, etc.
    • Novel techniques and approaches
    • Imaging of uncommon skin diseases
  • Diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive imaging modalities
  • Treatment monitoring of skin disease using non-invasive skin imaging modalities

Selected abstracts will receive discounted registration.  Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process by April 26th. Accepted abstracts must have at least one author registered for the symposium by May 1st.

To submit your abstract, please send the following information to

  1. Full names of authors, including credentials and affiliation
  2. Complete mailing address, phone number, and contact email
  3. Presentation Title
  4. Case summary, limited to 500 words
  5. References
  6. Has this information been presented anywhere in the past or prior to this meeting? If yes, please provide details of where and when.

Selected cases will be displayed in the Plenary Area of the Symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine. The review process will be blinded, and top scoring cases will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and will receive cash, prizes, and possibly a tiara. Just kidding about the tiara but you could definitely win a Dermlite from 3Gen!



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and NIDIskin.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit, participants are required to check in at the registration desk each day of the activity, attend the program, and a link to claim CME credits online will be provided. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants within 4 weeks of the program conclusion.




  • Confocal Reader’s Course: Physician – $1500 $750 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Evidence-Based Dermatology Lecture Series (Friday Only): Physician – $750 $375 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Confocal Reader’s Course: Fellows In Training* – $600 $300 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Evidence-Based Dermatology Lecture Series (Friday Only): Fellows In Training* – $300 $150 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Confocal Reader’s Course: Residents/Research Fellows* – $200 $150 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Evidence-Based Dermatology Lecture Series (Friday Only): Residents/Research Fellows* – $200 $150 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

Registration fee includes all educational sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, continuing education credit, and course material. Payment may be made with MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit cards.

Note: Please register early. Space for this program is limited. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Registration is required can only be accepted through our secure online website through April 19, 2019. Payment may be made with MasterCard, Visa, or American Express cards. Pre-registration is recommended.

*Verification letter required for reduced registration fee for Fellows in Training, Residents, and Research Fellows.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on April 19, 2019, or earlier if seating capacity is reached. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.


In an effort to provide the complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides (upon presenters’ approval) will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity, Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Attendees of the Confocal Microscopy Readers’ Course are required to bring laptops in order to complete their practice cases and fully participate in the group practice sessions.


Course Information: Contact Anna at (212) 949-2516 or



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