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Cutaneous Lymphoma & Melanoma
 Sponsored by the Department of Dermatology

September 13-16, 2017

Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E. Superior St., Chicago
3rd Floor, Conference Room L
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The Lurie Cancer Center Cutaneous Lymphoma & Melanoma Symposium will educate physicians and residents on the basics of cutaneous lymphoma and melanoma to better prepare them to recognize and treat these conditions within their clinical practice, to improve patient outcomes, and to be successful on their board examinations. Participants will be challenged to expand beyond their comfort zone, exploring the research on cutaneous lymphomas and melanoma and expanding their knowledge within the field of dermatology.

Participants may choose to attend the full 4-day conference, or the 2-day programs on either Cutaneous Lymphoma or on Melanoma.

Course Directors

Joan Guitart, MD
Joan Guitart, MD
Professor Dermatology and Pathology
Director of Dermatopathology Laboratory
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Pedram Gerami, MD
Pedram Gerami, MD
Professor Dermatology, Pathology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Sponsored by the
Department of Dermatology
and the
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine


A complete Faculty list is also available.

Target Audience

The course will be of value to medical students, dermatologists, general pathologists, dermatopathologists, heme/oncologist, as well as physicians in training.

Learning Objectives

  • Define diagnostic criteria for cutaneous lymphoma and melanoma in order to decrease the percentage of misdiagnosed dermatologic lesions.
  • Differentiate types of pathological classification and staging for cutaneous lymphoma and melanoma.
  • Discuss a management plan with patients and referral options for health care providers.
  • Discuss utility of genetic testing along with prognostic implications and patient management.

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure

Current guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentation. Each speaker has been requested to complete a faculty disclosure form. The names of faculty members declaring a relationship or who will be discussing off-label usage will be indicated in the course syllabus.


Registration fees include an electronic syllabus and other related hand-out materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

General Registration
Physicians and faculty
  Full Conference (4-day) $650 $700
  Cutaneous Lymphoma Program (2-day) $350 $400
  Melanoma Program (2-day) $350 $400
Reduced Registration
Resident physicians, fellows, nurses and other healthcare providers
  Full Conference (4-day) $450 $500
  Cutaneous Lymphoma Program (2-day) $250 $300
  Melanoma Program (2-day) $250 $300
Complimentary Registration
Trainees (medical students, fellows, residents)
Please contact Trisha Gougis at to arrange complimentary registration.

* Early registration is available through August 11, 2017.


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $17 if you arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital. View more parking options ».


If you will be traveling to Chicago, we recommend you to plan your trip as soon as possible. You can reserve a room at the Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago, located a short walk from Prentice Women's Hospital, at a discounted conference rate of $269/night. Other nearby hotels may also have reduced rates available. View hotel list ».

Outcomes Measurement Survey

Three months after the end of the course an Outcomes Measurement Survey will be sent to all participants to help us determine what positive impacts have been made as a result of the course.

About the Department of Dermatology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology is committed to education, research, advocacy, and care related to diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Our growing department is focused on the education of future physicians and scientistsin the field of dermatology, as well as contributing to the advancement of treatment.

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Additional Information

For information regarding course registration, travel information or course credit, contact Trisha Gougis at