London Dermatopathology Symposium


This International Symposium is organised by London Dermatopathology Teaching Ltd, a not-for-profit Company formed to deliver high quality dermatopathology teaching in the UK and abroad. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the accredited sponsor, is jointly sponsoring this activity with London Dermatopathology Teaching.

The two Company directors are Alistair Robson, FRCPath, DipRCPath and Catherine M. Stefanato, MD, FRCPath. The Symposium’s Booking Mangement is via. Oxbridge Medica Ltd. which is an educational website.


Alistair Robson, FRCPath Dip RCPath

Director London Dermatopathology Teaching Ltd.
Consultant Dermatopathologist, Department of Dermatopathology, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK

Dr Robson graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in Medicine, having previously gained a first class degree in Pathology. Most of his training in general pathology was at the University Hospital of Wales during which time his interest in dermatopathology developed. He was Lecturer at the University of Leicester and was subsequently appointed Clinical Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Oxford. In 2000, he was appointed Consultant Dermatopathologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.

Dr Robson is the clinical pathology lead in cutaneous lymphoma, and is a member of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer for lymphoma. Other particular clinical interests include adnexal tumours and mast cell disease. He has presented and spoken at numerous national and international meetings in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the USA, and Asia. He has been lead of the dermatopathology course component of the Kings College MSc Dermatology course since 2000. He is a joint Director of London Dermatopathology Teaching, a not-for-profit private company established to provide dermatopathology education in a variety of formats in the UK and abroad.

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Catherine M. Stefanato, MD, FRCPath

Director London Dermatopathology Teaching Ltd.
Consultant Dermatopathologist, Department of Dermatopathology, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK

Dr. Catherine M. Stefanato is Consultant Dermatopathologist in the Department of Dermatopathology, at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK. Dr. Stefanato completed her residency training in Dermatology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. Subsequently, she undertook residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine (USA), followed by Fellowship training in Dermatopathology at Boston University School of Medicine (USA), where she also worked as a Consultant Dermatopathologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology. Dr. Stefanato is a Diplomate of the American Boards of both Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology.

Dr. Stefanato currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the ICDP-UEMS Dermatopathology Exmination. In addition, she holds memberships in eight other Dermatology and Dermatopathology Societies.

Dr. Stefanato’s principal interests include the histopathologic evaluation of alopecia, clinical-pathologic correlation of dermatoscopic examination of pigmented skin lesions, and immunofluorescence diagnosis of immune-mediated bullous disorders. She has authored/co-authored more than 90 publications, primarily in the area of dermatopathology.

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