A full day of dermpath education & board preparation including:
  • Timed glass slide exam with over 100 slides covering basic & more challenging entities for residents of all levels
  • Interactive didactic lessons comparing & contrasting the histopathologic features of key entities
  • Full access to glass & virtual slide libraries with entities likely seen on boards & resident in-service exams.
  • Friday Night: Cosmetic injections session, board review boot camp, and reception.

$150 Microscope Deposit per Attendee

At the completion of the symposium, the deposit will be refunded. Attendee must be present to receive refund.


Microscopes are Limited!

Friday Feb 1, 2019 - 5:30pm
Saturday Feb 2, 2019 - 7 am - 6 pm

Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-0100
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Committed DermPath Symposium Speakers

This symposium is designed and taught by academic and  private practice dermatopathologists, committed speakers include:

Kelli Hutchens, MD, MBA

Kelli Hutchens, MD, MBA

Laboratory Medical Director, Forefront Dermatology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Loyola University
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Kelli A. Hutchens, MD, MBA, FCAP is the Laboratory Medical Director and one of 8 practicing board certified dermatopathologists at Forefront’s Dermatopathology Lab.  She earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed her residency in 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center.  Dr. Hutchens completed her fellowship in Dermatopathology at the internationally recognized Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology.  She has experience in both the commercial laboratory and academic setting including over five years as an attending dermatopathologist and fellowship director at Loyola University Medical Center where she still continues to collaborate on medical students and resident research projects.  In 2015, Dr. Hutchens completed an MBA with emphasis in health care management at Loyola University Chicago.  She has a passion for laboratory management and quality improvement  and its role in optimal patient care and diagnosis.
John Pujals, MD

John Pujals, MD

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist, Forefront Dermatology
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Dr. Pujals is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Board-Certified Dermatopathologist. His professional areas of interest include general dermatological diseases, skin cancer detection and treatment, and Dermatopathology (definitive microscope diagnosis of diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails).
Kumara Mudaliar, MD

Kumara Mudaliar, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Program Director of Pathology Residency Program,
Loyola University
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Dr. Kumaran Mudaliar is a pathologist in Maywood, Illinois and is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years. He is one of 27 doctors at Loyola University Medical Center who specialize in Pathology.
Eric Hanson, MD

Eric Hanson, MD

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist, Forefront Dermatology
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A native of Idaho, Dr. Eric Hanson is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatopathologist with experience as both a diagnostician and practicing dermatologist. He earned an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University and completed his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Hanson completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been practicing with Forefront Dermatology since 2009.

Michael Viglione, MD, PhD

Director of Dermatopathology & Medical Director
Consolidated Pathology Consultants
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Dr. Viglione is the director of Consolidated Pathology Consultants’s high volume division of dermatopathology. He is triple board certified in dermatopathology, anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and specializes in the diagnosis of melanocytic neoplasms. He completed his pathology residency and dermatopathology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD department of dermatology where he trained under Dr. Terry Barrett and was chief pathology resident. Dr. Viglione earned his medical degree and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He has contributed to dermatology literature and authoritative dermatopathology texts throughout his career.

Event Schedule

Friday Feb 1, 2019

Evening Schedule

Board Review Boot Camp
Cosmetic Injection Session
Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres

Betsy Wernli, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Forefront Dermatology
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Dr. Wernli is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who is knowledgeable in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Professional areas of interest include early skin cancer detection and treatment, treatment of acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, hyperhidrosis, blistering disorders and cutaneous lymphomas. She also specializes in cosmetic dermatology, including Botox, fillers, chemical peels, laser surgery, acne scar reduction surgery and sclerotherapy for leg veins.
Victoria R. Negrete, MD

Victoria Negrete, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Cosmetic Chairperson, Forefront Dermatology
Medical Director, Excelin Medical Spa
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Dr. Victoria Negrete is a Board-Certified Dermatologist whose professional areas of interest include medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She has special interest in cosmetic dermatology including wrinkle fillers and Botox, as well as sclerotherapy and laser therapy. She has served as the Cosmetic Chairperson for Forefront Dermatology since 2013, overseeing aesthetic dermatology throughout the practice. Furthermore, this role keeps her finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest cosmetic advancements and brings these technologies to the practice. She also serves as the medical laser safety officer, ensuring safe and proper use of lasers throughout the company.

Saturday Feb 2, 2019
7 am - 6 pm

Morning Schedule
Continental Breakfast
Timed Glass Slide Test
Discussion of Cases

Afternoon Schedule
Lunch Break
Discussion of Cases
(Optional) Self-Directed Glass
& Virtual Slide Library
One-On-One with Speakers

Have Questions?

Contact: Maria Kohlmeier
Phone: 920.663.9010 ext. 6210
Email: [email protected]