Dear Colleagues,

The Organizers of the XXXIII Symposium of The International Society of Dermatopathology are pleased and honored to invite you to take part in this Congress scheduled for 3-6 October 2012 , in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

A panel of world-renowned experts has been assembled and will interactively debate challenging subjects in dermatopathology in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

A full social program of memorable events has been planned that include a Get-Together Party, Welcome Reception, President´s Dinner and Congress Dinner.

Enjoy the sights of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a destination of lush vegetation with huge tracts of forest and grassland, located in the eastern part of Bolivia.

We invite you to visit our website regularly for the latest updates and news about the organization of the meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in October of 2012!

Thanks for your visit.






Before the meeting
(until Sept, 15)

After Sept, 15
Dermatopathologist, Pathologist and Dermatologist resident in Latinoamérica 250 USD  300 USD
Dermopathologist (rest of the world) 350 USD  400 USD
Resident 150 USD  200 USD


  maximum of 40 people
Dermopathologist 300 USD


  maximum of 40 people
Dermopathologist 100 USD


Dermopathologist 50 USD



XXXIII Symposium of The International Society of Dermatopathology 
October 4-6, 2012
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Final Program

Thursday, October 4, 2012

8:00-9:30 Oral Platform Presentations 
Rossitza Lazova  and Angelica Selim
8:00-9:30 Self-Assessment Course A (Separate registration required) 
Victor Prieto  and  Omar Sangüeza      
9:30-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-12:00  Self-Assessment Course B (Separate registration required) 
Victor Prieto and Omar Sangüeza  
10:00-12:00  Surprising and unexpected cases:  “it can’t be!!!!”
Doina Ivan and Jose Luis Rodriguez-Peralto
10:00-10:10 Martin Pablo Fernandez 10:50-11:00 Maxwell Fung
10:10-10:20 Gustavo Camino 11:00-11:10 Silvia  Lourenco
10:20-10:30 Jose Casas  11:20-11:30 Gilles Landman 
10:30-10:40 Doina Ivan 11:30-11:40 Lydia  Essary
10:40-10:50 Jose Luis Rodriguez-Peralto 11:40-11:50 Marcela Scaname
    11:50-12:00 Comments
12:00-14:00    Lunch 
14:00-18:30  New Frontiers in Dermatopathology
14:00-14:20 J. Andrew Carlson -  Vasculitis update: changing paradigms, new entities
14:20-14:40 Helmut Kerl - Macrophage activation in cutaneous autoimmune diseases
14:40-15:00 Victor Prieto -  Quantification of tumor burden in sentinel lymph nodes 
helps predict survival in patients with cutaneous melanoma
15:00-15:20 Giovanni Borroni -  Role and limits of dermatopathology in the diagnosis of Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
15:20-15:40 Franco Rongioletti - Cutaneous mucinosis
15:40-16:00 Gürkan Kaya - Molecular pathology of dermatoporosis
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
New Frontiers in Dermatopathology, Cont´d
16:30-16:50 Heinz Kutzner - Molecular dermatopathology  
16:50-17:10 Philip LeBoit - New correlations between histopathology and molecular
 studies in melanocytic neoplasms
17:10-17:30 Rossitza Lazova - Can mass spectrometry help solve the spitzoid problem?    
17:30-17:50 Aleodor Andea - pending
17:50-18:10 Steven Billings- Soft tissue tumors
18:10-18:30 Zsolt Argeny - Neural neoplasms 

14:00-18:30  Self- Assessment Discussion

Mariana Cajaiba   Aleodor  Andea
Katrin Kerl Marina Sandoval
Tammie Ferringer   Maria Mazzei
Jose A "Tony" Plaza   Richard Kasper
Carlos Torres Cabala Michael Tronnier
Carlos Cerruto Juan Carlos Garces
Denisa Kacerovská Marcela Saeb
Patricia Alvarez Andrea Gat
Ivo Sazunic Chafik Bengana
Enrique Loayza Yamile Corredoira Salum
Saba Ali Gonzalo De Toro
20:30 Welcome Reception

Friday, October 5, 2012

8:00-10:00 Geographic Dermatopathology
Martin Sangüeza
8:00-8:15 Joyce SS Lee 9:00-9:15 Francisco Bravo
8:15-8:30 M Raman 9:15-9:30 Jag Bhawan
8:30-8:45 Miriam Sotto 9:30-9:45 Martin Sangüeza
8:45-9:00 Manoj Singh 9:45-10:00 Comments
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Pediatric CPC Conference
Philip LeBoit
Francisco Bravo
Adam Rubin
Maria Angelica Selim
Eduardo Zambrano
Giovanni Borroni
12:00-14:00 Lunch
(12:00-14:00 Executive committee meeting, EC members only)
14:00-15:00 A. Bernard Ackerman Lecture

A. Bernard Ackerman and Arkadi M. Rywlin: The man behind the legend

Professor Dr. Saul Suster

15:00-18:00 My best diagnosis, my worst nightmare
15:00-15:15 Jorge Sanchez
15:15-15:30 Jag Bawan
15:30-15:45 Omar Sangüeza
15:45-16:00 Sergio Gonzalez
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
My best diagnosis, my worst nightmare, Cont´d
16:30-16:45 Wolfgang Weyers
16:45-17:00 Mark Jacobson
17:00-17:15 Victor Prieto
17:15-17:30 Zsolt Argenyi
17:30-17:45 Christopher Shea
17:45-18:00 Steven Billings
18:00-18:30 ISDP General Assembly
20:00 Latinoamerican Party

Saturday, October 6, 2012

8:00-10:00 When you see…. Think of…
J. Andrew Carlson
8:00 Martin Pablo Fernandez “When you see nested parakeratosis, think of …"
8:09 Maxwell Fung "If you see blisters and flame figures, think of …"
8:18 Ricardo Macarenco "If you see a CD30+ wedge shaped lymphoid infiltrate, think not only of LyP, but also of …"
8:27 Jose L. Rodriguez-Peralto  
8:36 Wolfgang Weyers "If you see columns of parakeratosis above a dense lichenoid infiltrate with epithelial hyperplasia, think of ..."
8:45 Carlos Torres-Cabala "When you see an acral lentigo with atypia, think of …"
9:54 Adam Rubin “Neurofibroma, isn’t it?”
9:03 Cristiano Horta  
9:12 Aldo Gonzalez-Serva "When you see slender filaments in the horn, think of …”
9:21 Mirian Sotto  
9:30 Jose A. (Tony) Plaza "When you see epidermotropic CD8+ T-cells, think of …"
9:39 Grace Kao "If you see pyo-granulomatous dermatitis, macrophages, inclusions, think of…"
9:48 Eduardo Zambrano  
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 My most important contribution to the Dermatopathology
10:30-10:45 Philip LeBoit
10:45-11:00 Omar Sangüeza
11:00-11:15 Jorge Sanchez
11:15-11:30 Giovanni Borroni
11:30-11:45 Heinz Kutzner
11:45-12:00 Helmut Kerl
12:00-12:30    Coffee Break
12:30-14:00    Dermatopathology Duel
Heinz Kutzner; Omar Sangüeza; Martin Sangüeza
Europe:  Wolfgang Weyers, Katrin Kerl, Franco Rongioletti
Asia: Joyce SS Lee , M Raman, Lei Wang
USA Philip LeBoit, Mark Jacobson, J. Andrew Carlson
Iberolatinoamerica Sergio Gonzalez, Jose Casas, Francisco Bravo
14:30 – 17:30 Get Together Party at Mariposario