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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
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Teaching Slide Collection:

A teaching slide collection of the International Society of Dermatopathology is being established. Slides will be available for individual study at annual meetings of the Society. Dermatologists, pathologists, and dermatopathologists are invited and encouraged to contribute to this collection. Slides should be accompanied by clinical information (sex, age, location of the lesion, single or multiple lesions, duration, diagnosis). If necessary to arrive at the correct diagnosis, special stains should be included. The slides should be mailed to the coordinator of the teaching slides file, Gundula Schaumburg-Lever, M.D., at the following address: Liebermeisterstr. 25, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany.

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The Twelfth Annual Postgraduate Pathology Symposium:

The School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Postgraduate Pathology Symposium, Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 1998. The purpose of the symposium is to present current information and future perspectives that are applicable to the practice of pathology. The symposium topic is "Pathology of the Skin." Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman, Director, Institute of Dermatopathology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be the featured speaker. For further information, contact William C. Allsbrook, Jr., M.D., Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912. Telephone: (706) 721-2594; FAX: (706) 721-8245; E-mail: wallsbro@mail.mcg.edu.

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"Compare Your Diagnoses with Bernie's" 16th Annual Spring Seminar in Dermatopathology with Guest Lecturer: A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D., April 25 and 26, 1998, Cooling Auditorium, St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Indianapolis, IN, USA:

This educational activity has been accredited for up to 9.5 hours in Category I credit toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. For further information, contact Beth Hartauer, Medical Education, St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, 2001 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260; 317-338-3460 (office), 317-338-6359 (fax), bahartau@stvincent.org (e-mail).

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12th International Symposium on Bioengineering and the Skin:

Sponsored by the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS), this symposium will be held on June 25-27, 1998, in Boston, MA, U.S.A. For information contact R. Randall Wickett, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy, 3223 Eden Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267, U.S.A. Tel. (in U.S.A.): 1-888-388-4777; Fax: +1-601-366-8682; E-mail: randy.wickett@uc.edu or http://www.fugazy.com/ISBS.

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Dermatopathology Review Course:

The Dermatopathology Section at New York University Medical Center announces its fourth annual Dermatopathology Review Course given by Drs. Hideko Kamino, Kenneth Shulman, Patricia Heller, and Debra Skopicki on August 22nd and 23rd, 1998. For further information contact Ms. Devaki Menon at (212) 263-7250, Fax # (212) 684-2991 or at the following address: Dermatopathology Section, New York University Medical Center, 530 First Avenue, Suite 7J, New York, NY 10016. This educational activity has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 13 hours of Category I credit.

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Joint Meeting of the 5th European Congress on Psoriasis and the 7th International Psoriasis Symposium:

This meeting will be held at the Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy), September 2-5, 1998. For information please contact: C.S.S., Viale G. Mazzini 70, 50132 Florence, Italy, Tel. +39/55/248.02.02, Fax +39/55/248.02.46.

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8th Dermatopathology Self Assessment Course:

This course will be held in Rome, Italy on September 24-26, 1998. H. Kerl (Austria): Cutaneous Lymphoma: diagnostic principles and classification. J. Meis-Kindblom and L.G. Kindblom (Sweden): Soft tissue tumors of the skin and subcutis. D.J. Santa Cruz (USA): Malignant annexal tumors of the skin. For more information contact: G. Massi, MD - Department of Pathology - Catholic University, Largo F. Vito, 1. 00168 Rome, Italy (tel +6 305 2345, Fax +6 3051343).

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26th Conference of the Polish Association of Dermatologists, Warszawa:

This conference will be held Sept. 25-27, 1998. For information contact Organizing Committee Chairperson Professor Maria Blaszczyk, Dept. of Dermatology, Warsaw School of Medicine, BSC Conferences, Alzacka 15a, 03-972, Warszawa, Poland. Tel: +48-22-616-01-74; Fax: +48-22-616-26-73.

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The Atopy Syndrome in the Third Millenium: An International Symposium:

This symposium will be held Oct. 2-3, 1998, in Zurich, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the allergy unit at the Dept. of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich. For information contact Prof. Dr. B. Wuthrich, Dept. of Dermatology, University of Zurich, Gloriastr. 31, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: 41-1-255-3079; Fax: 41-1-255-4431.

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Dermatopathology Self-assessment Workshop:

This course will be held Oct. 3, 1998, in Cleveland, Ohio. For information contact Wilma F. Bergfeld, M.D., Head, Section of Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology A61, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Tel: (216) 444-5722; Fax: 216-231-5448.

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Fifth Asian Dermatological Congress:

This conference will be held Oct. 14-17, 1998, in Beijing, China, and has the theme, "Oriental medicine toward the world." For information, contact the Foreign Relations Dept., Chinese Medical Association, 42 Dongsi Xidajie, Beijing 100710, China. Tel: 8610-6525-0394 or 8610-6513-4885; Fax: 8610-6512-3754.

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American Board of Dermatology Examinations:

In 1998, the Certifying Examination of the American Board of Dermatology will be held at the Holiday Inn O'Hare International in Rosemont, Illinois on October 18 and 19, 1998. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 1998. The next examination for Special Qualification in Dermatopathology will be held in Tampa, Florida on Friday, November 20, 1998. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 1998. No examination for Special Qualification in Clinical and Laboratory Dermatological Immunology will be given in 1998. The date of the next examination has not been determined. For further information about these examinations, please contact: Harry J. Hurley, M.D., Executive Director, American Board of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, 1 Ford Place, Detroit, MI 48202-3450, 313-874-1088, FAX 313-872-3221.

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2nd Intercontinental Meeting of Hair Research Societies:

This meeting will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC on November 5-7, 1998. The first day features the Third International Research Workshop on Alopecia Areata sponsored by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the National Institute of Arthritis and Muscoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The following two days will feature the 2nd Intercontinental Meeting of Hair Research Societies. For more information, contact: Conference Secretariat, Events By Design, 601-325 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1Z7, Tel: (604) 669-7175, Fax (604) 669-7083, email: ebd@compuserve.com.

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19th Colloquium of the International Society of Dermatopathology: New reactions, new diseases, new dermatopathology:

This colloquium will be held November 5-7, 1998 in Madrid, Spain. For information contact: Siasa Congresos/Viajes S.A., Paseo de la Habana 134, 28036-Madrid, Spain. Phone. 34-1-457.48.91; Fax. 34-1-458.10.88; E-mail: siasa@mad.servicom.es.

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Sixth Congress of European Society on Pediatric Dermatology:

This scientific meeting will be held Sept. 14-18, 1999, in Rome, Italy, at the Audiotorium and the Congress Centre "Europe" of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart. Simultaneous translations of all sessions will be provided in Italian, English, and French. For information contact Giuseppe Fabrizi, Dept. of Dermatology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome Italy. Tel/Fax: 39-6-301-3250.

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