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Calliber ID - Education

Education and Training

With the help of the training options offered by Caliber I.D., learning to operate and care for the VivaScope Systems is quickly and easily learned. A Rapid Cell ID training program delivers the necessary prerequisites for analyzing and diagnosing confocal images quickly and – most importantly – accurately.

Caliber ID University

Introductory Online Training

Using Caliber I.D. University, the online educational site dedicated to Caliber I.D.’s Rapid Cell ID technology, users start their educational journey by completing 15-20 minute eLearning modules. Starting with the introductory courses, “Confocal Cellular Imaging” and “Confocal Skin Pathology,” users gain an understanding of the technology, how and why it works and gain a basic appreciation of how normal skin pathology appears under confocal examination.

Introductory On-site Training

On-site customer training takes one or two days, depending on application and site requirements. This training is intended to offer users the basic knowledge and skills necessary to start using VivaScope devices immediately. Presentations, manuals, imaging guidelines and studies provide additional support and assistance, and Caliber I.D.’s clinical and technical staff is available for phone, Internet, and on-site support when required.

Caliber ID On-site training
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases

Independent Study with Textbook

Written by four world-recognized experts in the field of confocal microscopy, the textbook, “Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases,” contains 38 chapters of generously illustrated hands-on guides to imaging success. Schematic drawings of tumor criteria and a chapter dedicated to bridging the gap between dermoscopy, confocal imaging and histopathology come together to ensure successful implementation for students of the text.

Internship with the Experts

Advanced VivaScope users have the opportunity to expand and solidfy their knowledge of the many different options for utilizing Caliber I.D.’s VivaScope products to grow their practice, enhance their understanding and improve patient care. For those using the system specifically for clinical purposes, this internship takes place across two full days of intense training in a busy clinical practice. The participants in this internship should expect to spend roughly one-third of their time reviewing presentations and clinical studies, and two-thirds of their time watching and participating in the imaging of patients in a real-world setting.


Caliber ID Online Training

Online Training

Advanced additional training is available by reviewing and assessing numerous sample cases posted in an online learning suite available at This expert training was developed by Professor Giovanni Pellacani and consists of levels that build upon one another. World-recognized experts from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Skin Tumor Center Berlin have incorporated foundational materials presented at live training seminars into a convenient online tool.

Online Expert Tutorial

For difficult cases, VivaScope users are able to obtain a “second opinion” from confocal experts with years of experience. This training module will allow readers of confocal images to expand their own expertise and increase their ability to diagnose even problematic lesions with a high degree of reliability and accuracy. The Online Expert Tutorial is not intended as a clinical second opinion for any case, but instead is offered as an educational tool.

Caliber ID online expert tutorial
International Confocal Group

Independent Circle of Experts

The International Confocal Group (ICG) has been meeting regularly since the beginning of 2008. More than 100 physicians from different disciplines ensure the interdisciplinary information exchange is lively and valuable. Establishing confocal imaging as the standard in dermatological diagnosis and the expansion in the range of medical indications and uses are the established goals of the ICG. Membership is free and is open to any interested medical or scientific professional.

More information about the ICG can be found at