2016 Annual Meeting

North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology

Room CC 615-617, March 13 2016, 1:30pm to 5:00pm


North American Society of Head & Neck Pathology

Genodermatoses Affecting the Skin & Mucosa of the Head & Neck:
Clinicopathologic, Genetic, & Molecular Aspects

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:30 PM 5:00 PM

Moderator: Mark R. Wick, MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

Course Description:
Head and neck pathology is complex, with numerous different tissue types and lesions occurring in a myriad of different forms, arising from mucosal surfaces, salivary glands, soft tissue and bone, thyroid, parathyroid glands, lymph nodes, and skin. Further, with the advances in molecular medicine, which is delineating the molecular basis of many tumor types and genetic syndromes, practicing pathologists must stay up to date on pathology of many different types and the manifestations and diagnostic features of common and uncommon genetic syndromes. This program will provide in depth information on several important genodermatoses affecting the head and neck.

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

  1. Enumerate the clinicopathologic components of Gorlin syndrome
  2. Discuss the similarities and differences of pathologic entities encompassed by the Brooke-Spiegler syndrome
  3. Identify tissues besides the skin that are affected by the PTEN syndrome
  4. Outline the current diagnostic approach to diagnosis of the MEN2b syndrome
  5. Describe the component lesions and evolution of the xeroderma pigmentosum syndrome


1:30 PMIntroduction
Mark R. Wick, MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
1:40 PMBasal Cell-nevus (Gorlin) Syndrome
Scott Granter, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2:10 PMBrooke-Spiegler Syndrome
Dmitry Kazakov, MD, Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2:40 PMCowden-PTEN Syndrome
Vania Nose, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
3:10 PMBreak
3:30 PMMultiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Type IIb
Peter M. Sadow, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
4:00 PMXeroderma Pigmentosum Syndrome
Jennifer Black, MD, Children’s Hospital-Colorado, Aurora, CO


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