Date & Location

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00am – 5:15 PM
Cardinal Hall – Stanford University Conference Center
505 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063


The NIDIskin Confocal Microscopy Reader’s Course is the only live course in the United States where attendees can gain general proficiency in reading RCM images through lectures, interactive sessions, and live practice cases.

Statement of Need

Reading RCM images has not yet become a part of standard Dermatology and Dermatopathology curricula in the United States because there are not enough qualified readers to teach the specialty. Doctors and pathologists who want to learn do not have enough cases to practice on.

Target Audience

Dermatologists and Dermatopathologists


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Analyze the basic patterns of reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) of the skin.
2. Distinguish skin cancer from benign lesions using RCM.
3. Discern when to user non-invasive tools (i.e. RCM) in a clinical setting. 
4. Develop strategies to incorporate RCM into a clinical practice when appropriate. 


Registration has closed for this event. On-site registration will be available.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Stanford University School of Medicine and NIDIskin. The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM ( Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.


The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and their commercial relationships will be made prior to the activity.


Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD
Director, Rutgers Center for Dermatology
Clinical Professor, Dermatology and Pathology, Rutgers RWJ Medical School
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College
President, American Confocal Group

Senior Faculty

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

Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD
Vice President, American Academy of Dermatology
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Pediatrics
Founding Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program
Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut
Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Dermatology Department, University of Florida


Samer Alaiti, MD, FAAD, RVT, RPVI, FACP
Clinical Professor, Dermatology, University of Southern California
Associate Attending Physician, Cedars Sinai
Medical Director, Miracle Mile Dermatology

Maxwell Fung, MD, FAAD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, UC Davis
Director, UC Davis Dermatopathology Service

Stephen Hammond, MD
Aurora Diagnostics

Manu Jain, MD
Assistant Attending, Dermatology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Optical Imaging Specialist
Vice President, American Confocal Group
Secretary, International Tele-Dermatology Society

Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Dermatology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Trilokraj Tejasvi, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Director, Teledermatology
Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma Program
University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine


Jennifer Cucalon, BS, CCIS
Clinical Research Fellow, Dermatology
MS1 – St George’s University School of Medicine
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Technician

Attiya Haroon, MD, PhD
PGY-2, Dermatology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Catherine Reilly, BS
Research Fellow, Dermatology
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Technician
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Radhika Srivastava
Research Fellow
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Technician
MS4, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Driving and Parking

The Stanford Redwood City campus map with parking and driving directions can be found at


The closest major airports to Redwood City are:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – 14 miles:
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) – 21 miles:
Oakland International Airport (OAK) – 30 miles

Accomodations - Recommended Hotels


Good Nite Inn Redwood City 8.5
485 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Red Cottage Inn 8.8
1704 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Atherton Park Inn & Suites 8.4
2834 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061

Best Western Inn 8.5
316 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94062

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco San Carlos 8.6
555 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Residence Inn by Marriott Redwood City San Carlos 9.3
800 East San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Carlos
251 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070

Hotel Keen
425 High Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Holiday Inn Express Redwood City Central 8.9
1836 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063

Comfort Inn Redwood City 8.3
1818 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063

Courtyard by Marriott Redwood City 8.8
600 Bair Island Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Best Western Plus Riviera 8.4
15 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Menlo Park Inn
1315 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Hotel Lucent 8.5
727 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Residence Inn By Marriott Palo Alto Menlo Park
555 Glenwood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

The Creekside Inn 8.8
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306


Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection 8.4
200 Independence Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Park James 9.0
1400 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, Ca 94025

Stanford Park Hotel 9.0
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto 8.6
2050 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Westin Palo Alto 8.9
675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Garden Court Hotel 9.3
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

The Clement Hotel 9.6
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301





Welcome and Current State of RCM
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD


Intro to IVM and EVM Technologies
Attiya Haroon, MD, PhD


ASAP Dermoscopy
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD and Trilokraj Tejasvi, MBBS


Basic RCM Terminology
Manu Jain, MD


Introduction to RCM Pattern Recognition in Skin Tumors
Jane Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD




Diagnosing Keratinocytic Neoplasms and Case Discussion
Stephen Hammond, MD


Diagnosing Benign Melanocytic Neoplasms and Case Discussion
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD




Image Acquisition Workshop
Catherine Reilly, BS/Jennifer Cucalon/Radhika Srivastava




Intro to RCM Pattern Recognition in Inflammations: Bedside Diagnosis and Management
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD


Group Practice Case Session
Manu Jain, MD, and Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD





Diagnosing Malignant Melanoma
Giovanni Pellacani, MD


Case Discussion and Group Practice
Stephen Hammond, MD and Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD




Other Common Neoplasms and Case Discussion
Manu Jain, MD


The Emerging Role of Ex Vivo Microscopy in Dermatology
Attiya Haroon, MD, PhD


Real Time Aesthetics Using RCM
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD




Practice Integration and Billing
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD


Practice Integration Panel Discussion
Stephen Hammond, MD/Samer Alaiti, MD, RVT, RVPI, FAC/Jane GrantKels, MD, FAAD


RCM vs Dermpath Shootout
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD/Maxwell Fung, MD/Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD




Group Practice Case Session
Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD


Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD
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