Pathology of Melanocytic Tumors


Educational Objectives

By the end of this course the participant should:

  • Know important morphologic clues useful for the differential diagnosis of melanocytic tumors and understand the value as well as limitations of morphologic findings and clinical correlations.
  • Be familiar with the spectrum of melanocytic nevi and melanoma variants.
  • Understand the sensitivity and specificity of various novel methods (new immunohistochemical reagents, dermoscopy, cytogenetic and molecular tests) for the diagnosis of melanocytic tumors.
  • Have a grasp of modern concepts in melanocyte pathology, with emphasis on pathologic, genomic and genetic correlations 
  • Know what is relevant to report and communicate to clinicians.
  • Comprehend the role of the pathologist in determining treatment options for the patient through molecular and immunohistochemical analysis.


The course will be of value to dermatopathologists, general pathologists, dermatologists, and surgeons, as well as physicians in training.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information

See brochure for full course details.

Date & Time(s)


Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
Between First and York Avenues
New York, NY 10065


For more information, contact
646-227-2653; 646-227-2025 (Phone)
212-557-0773 (Fax)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

You will be given the opportunity to pay online.

Cancellation Policy

If you register for an MSKCC CME course and need to cancel your registration, please let us know by email at or by telephone at (646) 227-2025.  Up until the day before the course, you can receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $65 processing fee.  At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting the CME Office with the relevant information.


Course Director

Klaus J. Busam MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Director of Dermatopathology
Department of Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering