by G. Argenziano and A. Lallas

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Lessons will be held in English | Limited enrollment

General description

Dermoscopy excellence is an international masterclass on dermoscopy.

The masterclass offers an intensive and detailed teaching of dermoscopy with 2 primary aims: First, to provide the students with all available theoretical knowledge on dermoscopic criteria and, second, to guide them on how to integrate this knowledge and profitably use dermoscopy in their daily practice.

Our message:

Spending a significant part of our everyday work on teaching activities on dermoscopy, we are commonly faced with the increasing demand of colleagues for a structured, complete and fast dermoscopy training.

Since disseminating knowledge and experience on our beloved method represents for us a supreme task, we decided to offer this masterclass to all colleagues interested in deeply learning dermoscopy.

We are committed to provide a personalized training, trying to ensure that all available and essential knowledge on dermoscopy will be delivered to each one of the participants. For this reason, the number of participants in each masterclass has to remain small.

Our principal aims always were to promote dermoscopy and to offer something valuable to our colleagues and, through them, to our patients. We hope and believe that Dermoscopy excellence adequately serves both aims.

Looking forward to welcoming you in our masterclass

by G. Argenziano and A. Lallas

Eligible participants

No selection criteria will be applied for participation. However, a basic knowledge of dermoscopy is recommended. 

The maximum number of participants each year is 70.


  • History and basic principles of dermoscopy
  • Dermatoscopes and how to use them-live demonstration
  • Polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy
  • Basic structures
  • Global pattern and local features
  • Acquired nevi
  • Congenital nevi
  • Melanoma (superficial spreading)
  • Nodular melanoma
  • Lentigo maligna
  • Acral melanoma
  • Mucosal melanoma
  • Nail melanoma
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Solar lentigo
  • Angioma and angiokeratoma
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Follicular tumors
  • Sebaceous tumors
  • Sweat gland tumors
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Actinic keratosis and Bowen’s disease
  • Invasive squamous cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Other rare malignant tumors
  • Principles of digital monitoring
  • Guide on using devices for digital dermoscopy
  • Managing patients with multiple nevi
  • Managing patients according to age
  • Managing patients according to phototype
  • Managing difficult scenarios
  • Dermoscopy for the management of skin tumors
  • Dermoscopy in infectious skin diseases
  • Dermoscopy in inflammatory skin diseases

Masterclass outline

Pre-course preparation

Participants will be provided with electronic material to study. The time required to study will be no more than a few working days.

3 full days

3 full days (09.00-18.00) intensive and personalized teaching.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants.

Post-course evaluation

It will be conducted on-line the following days after the course and will be based exclusively on knowledge provided during the 3-days of the course.

Successful evaluation will be followed by administration of a Professional Dermoscopy Diploma, officially and fully recognized by the International Dermoscopy Society.

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