6th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical Pathology

04/23/20 - 04/25/20
Aria® Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.75

Category A CE Credits:

This course will now take place as a Live Webcast Only. For more information or to register for the Live Webcast please click here. PATHSP20

About The Meeting
This seminar has been designed to provide a comprehensive and very practical review of several topics in surgical pathology, including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, soft tissue, endocrine, genitourinary, and breast pathology. The course will include an overview of diagnostic pearls which allow for accurate diagnosis as well as important clues as to how to avoid the most common diagnostic pitfalls. Discussion will also focus on appropriate diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular genetic tests which serve as adjuncts to diagnosis. There will also be a significant opportunity for interactive discussion between faculty members and participants.

Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily designed to educate practicing pathologists.

Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Discuss the most common benign and malignant well-differentiated lipomatous tumor.
  • Discuss the key features in recognizing Barrett’s esophagus-related dysplasia.
  • Provide an overview of an algorithmic approach that allows for differentiation between primary versus metastatic ovarian mucinous tumor.
  • Describe key pathologic features in both low- and high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas.
  • Review the key morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic findings of intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal spindle cell mesenchymal lesions.
  • Define effective work-up strategies for diagnostic scenarios commonly encountered in soft tissue pathology.
  • Discuss common pitfalls in bladder pathology and tips to an accurate diagnosis.
  • Recognize uncommon challenging prostate cancer subtypes.
  • Review recent updates in prostate cancer grading and reporting.
  • Discuss diagnostic and management problems in breast core needle biopsies.
  • Recognize important inflammatory and reactive lesions of the breast and their differential diagnoses.
  • Summarize recent updates in thyroid pathology.
  • Characterize the common elements of neuroendocrine neoplasia throughout the body.
  • Summarize the spectrum of steroidogenic tissues and their tumors.
  • Describe the common variants of ulcerative colitis and UC-related dysplasia.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.

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Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia

Meeting Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification: This activity provides up to 17.75 SAM eligible CME for the American Board of Pathology MOC Program. Participants must take and pass a post-test in order to earn SAM credit.
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western
   Reserve University
Consultant in Endocrine Pathology, University
   Hospitals Cleveland
Institute of Pathology
Cleveland, OH
Consultant in Endocrine Pathology, University Health
   Network, Toronto
Toronto, ON

Karen Joy Fritchie, M.D.
Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN

John R. Goldblum, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner 
   College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Division Director of Anatomic 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Anne M. Mills, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
Chief of Breast Oncologic Pathology, Dana
   Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Associate Director, Dana-Farber Cancer
   Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Breast
   Oncology Program
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome and Introduction
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
8:10 – 9:10 Controversies in the Diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:10 – 10:10 Sorting Through the Muck with Ovarian Mucinous Tumors
Anne M. Mills, M.D.
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:30 Lipomatous Tumors: Everything You Need to Know
Karen Joy Fritchie, M.D.
11:30 – 12:30 PM Thyroid Pathology: Common and Controversial
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 – 2:30 Prostate Cancer Evolution: What the Pathologist Needs to Know
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
2:30 – 3:30 Problematic Issues in Breast Core Biopsies
Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45 – 4:45 Clinically Relevant Serous Ovarian Carcinoma Update
Anne M. Mills, M.D.
4:45 – 5:45 Intra-abdominal and Retroperitoneal Spindle Cell Neoplasms: A Practical Approach
Karen Joy Fritchie, M.D.
5:45 End of Session
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 Nomenclature of Colorectal Polyps: Controversies and Confusion
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Neuroendocrine Cells: Hormones from Head to Tail
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Prostate Carcinoma: Morphologic Subtypes and Areas of Diagnostic Difficulty
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 – 12:15 Inflammatory and Reactive Lesions of the Breast
Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
12:15 – 1:00 PM Zebras in the Uterus: Expanding the Differential for Uterine Mesenchymal Neoplasia
Anne M. Mills, M.D.
1:00 End of Session
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 Common Diagnostic Scenarios in Soft Tissue Pathology and How to Stay Out of Trouble
Karen Joy Fritchie, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Steroidogenic Tissues: Fundamental Fa(c)ts
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 The Challenge of Evaluating Post-Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy Breast Specimens
Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
11:15 – 12:15 Pitfalls and Pearls in Bladder Biopsy and TURBT Specimens
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15 – 1:00 PM IBD and IBD-Related Dysplasia
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
1:00 End of Course
  Faculty & topics subject to change.