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Scientific Program

Friday, February 23, 2001

15.00 - 15.15

Welcome Address

S. Chimenti
H.P. Soyer

15.15 - 16.15 Back to the Future
Chairmen: S. Chimenti, M. Landthaler, A. Kopf
O. Braun-Falco
A medley on the history of dermoscopy
H. Pehamberger
Recent trends in dermoscopy
L. Cerroni
Dermoscopy, histopathology and beyond:
The illusion of certainty

16.15 - 16.45 Coffee Break

16.45 - 17.45 Unifying Concept: The two-steps procedure
Chairmen: O. Braun-Falco, H. Kerl, H. Pehamberger
H.P. Soyer
The letters of the dermoscopic alphabet
M. Binder
Pattern analysis revisited: The first step
H.S. Rabinovitz
Pattern analysis revisited: The second step

17.45 - 18.15 Coffee Break

18.15 - 19.15 Alternative Algorithms
Chairmen: M. Binder, S. Seidenari, H. Rabinovitz
W. Stolz
The ABCD rule of dermoscopy
G. Argenziano
7-point checklist
S.W. Menzies
Menzies' scoring method
A. Blum
A(A)BCDE: A simplified and effective new algorithm based on the ABCD rule of dermoscopy

Saturday, February 24, 2001

09.00 - 11.00

Digital Dermoscopy and Machine Vision
Chairmen: L. Andreassi, Z. Argenyi, S.W. Menzies
R. Braun
Standards in digital dermoscopy
H.Kittler et al.
Digital follow-up examinations
A. Kopf, M. Elbaum, H. Rabinovitz, H. Kamino, M.C. Mihm, Jr., A. Sober, G. Peck
Machine Vision
M. Binder et al.
The Vienna experience
C. Garbe, A. Blum
The Tuebingen experience
S.W. Menzies et al.
The Australian experience
D. Piccolo, K. Peris, A. Felli, R. Marchetti, G. Porri, S. Chimenti
Computer-aided diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions using the automated ABCD rule of dermoscopy. The L’Aquila and Rome experience
P. Rubegni et al.
The Siena experience
S. Seidenari, G. Pellacani, C. Grana
The Modena experience
W. Stolz et al.
The Regensburg experience

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 13.00 Teledermoscopy and Telematic Networks
Chairmen: C. Garbe, B. Gianotti, W. Stolz
D. Piccolo
Teleconsultation of pigmented skin lesions
M. Tanaka
Teleconsultation: The Keio experience
H.P. Soyer
The impact of dermoscopy on histopathology
K. Hoffmann
The DANAOS project
A. Orel and I. Bartenjev
TELDOM 2000 - A European telematic network

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 - 16.00 Tutorials - Parallel Sessions I - II - III
R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, I.H. Wolf
Dermoscopic classification of Clark nevi
P. Carli, V. De Giorgi
Thin or thick melanoma?
J. Kreusch
Amelanotic melanoma unveiled: Vascular patterns and our imagination of melanoma

14.30 - 16.00 Short Communications I
Chairmen: G. Argenziano, H. Cabo
M. Moncrieff, S. Cotton, E. Claridge, P. Hall
Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIA) – A new technique for assessing pigmented skin lesions 
R. Hoffmann
Combining dermoscopy with digital image analysis for the measurement of hair growth in vivo
G. Pellacani, A. Martella, S. Seidenari
Combined use of 20 MHz sonography and videomicroscopy for pre-operative prediction of thick melanomas
K. Westerhoff
Increase in the sensitivity for melanoma diagnosis by primary care physicians using dermoscopy 
M.A. Pizzichetta
Dermoscopic criteria for melanoma in situ
A. Ferrari, K.Peris, D. Piccolo, S. Chimenti
Dermoscopic patterns of local recurrent melanoma
H. Cabo
Dermoscopy improves the recognition of combined pigmented skin lesions
S. Puig Sardà
Prevalence and dermoscopic characterization of benign acral melanocytic lesions
L. Thomas
Dermoscopic examination of nail pigmentation(s)

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 Tutorials - Parallel Sessions IV - V - VI
R. Johr
Pink lesions
T. Saida
Acral lesions
R. Schiffner, W. Stolz
Facial lesions

16.30 - 18.00 Short Communications II
Chairmen: A. Perusquia, H.P. Soyer
F. Özdemir
Dermoscopic classification of Clark nevi seen in the Aegean region of Turkey
A. Perusquia
Malignant melanoma in Latin-America
M. Oliviero
Lichen planus-like keratosis
P. Ascierto
Risk-related classification based on clinical and dermoscopic features
R. Pellicano, M. Lomuto
Modifications of acquired melanocytic nevi during childhood
J. Malvehy Guilera
Improvement of early diagnosis of melanoma by digital follow-up
I. Stanganelli
Tumor progression in the melanocytic system using digital epiluminescence microscopy (1994 – 2000)
J. Bauer, A. Blum
Improved histopathologic diagnosis of melanoma due to dermoscopic hints
G. Ferrara
Diagnostic discrepancies between dermoscopic and histopathologic diagnoses of equivocal melanocytic skin lesions

Sunday, February 25, 2001

09.00 - 11.00

Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy 2000

Moderators: S. Chimenti, H.P. Soyer
Panelists: G. Argenziano, M. Binder, A. Kopf, S.W. Menzies, H.S. Rabinovitz, W. Stolz
H.P. Soyer
Design and goal of CNMD
G. Argenziano
Round Table with Consensus Panelists

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15 Controversial Issue
Chairman: S. Chimenti
A. Testori
Do we need the oncologist for the diagnosis of melanoma?

11.30 - 12.15 Special Lecture
Chairman: O. Brown-Falco
K. Wolff
Dermoscopy in 2099 - will melanomas still cause death?

12.15 Adjourn

Malignant melanoma presents differently
in dermatological practice and hospital. Conclusions
for early detection of MM
K. Peris, M.C. Fargnoli, A. Ferrari, D. Piccolo, S. Chimenti
Dermoscopic monitoring of tazarotene treatment of basal cell carcinoma
J. Izakovic, T. Rufli
Do believe your eyes: Dermoscopic findings should be considered reliable criteria in suspecting malignant melanoma in the event of negative histology. Report of a case and introduction of a novel optical tool to be used in conjunction with a digital pocket camera
M.A. Pizzichetta, G. Argenziano, R. Talamini, D. Piccolo, A. Gatti, G. Trevisan, G.M. Sasso, A. Veronesi, A. Carbone, H.P. Soyer
Dermoscopic criteria for melanoma in situ are similar to those for early invasive melanoma
R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, A. Blum, I.H. Wolf, D. Piccolo, C. Garbe, H. Kerl, H.P. Soyer
Dermoscopic classification of Clark nevi
M. Scalvenzi, M. Di Costanzo, H.P. Soyer, D. Piccolo, G. Ferrara, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, K. Peris, S. Staibano, G. Argenziano, S. Chimenti 
Superficial black network: an additional dermoscopic clue for the diagnosis of pigmented spindle and/or epithelioid cell nevus
M. Delfino, M. Nino, G. Argenziano
Dermoscopy for the diagnosis of porokeratosis
B. Brunetti, F. Ayala, M. Scalvenzi, G. Argenziano
Dermoscopy for the diagnosis of scabies: 5 years experience
M.A. Pizzichetta, R. Talamini, D. Piccolo, G. Argenziano, G. Pagnanelli, T.Burgdorf,
D. Lombardi, G. Trevisan, A. Veronesi, A. Carbone, H.P. Soyer
The ABCD rule of dermoscopy does not work in small melanocytic skin lesions
A. Ferrari, H.P. Soyer, K. Peris, G. Argenziano, G. Mazzocchetti, D. Piccolo,
V. De Giorgi, S. Chimenti
Central white scar-like patch: a dermoscopic clue for the diagnosis of dermatofibroma
G. Pagnanelli, G.Argenziano, I. Salvemini, S. Chimenti, H.P. Soyer
Dermoscopic criteria vary according to different light intensities
S. Grinschgl, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, I.H. Wolf, H.P. Soyer
Dermoscopic types of Clark nevi in different age groups