5th Annual Surgical Pathology Update: Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist

10/29/20 - 10/31/20
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia | Scottsdale, AZ

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.5

Category A CE Credits:

All of these educational activities will be held in person or via webcast. Should the in person meeting not be possible you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.

Registered attendees have access to the archived lectures for 6 months.

Due to travel restrictions, at each of our speakers’ institutions, the faculty will all be giving their lectures remotely. The course will run exactly as scheduled with the slides on the screen and speaker audio coming from the house sound. The question and answer sessions will also be interactive. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask live questions to the speakers.
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All of these educational activities will be held in person or via webcast. Should the in person meeting not be possible you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.
About The Meeting
This course has been designed to provide a practical and comprehensive overview of a number of topics in surgical pathology, including head and neck, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, gynecologic, genitourinary, and soft tissue pathology. This course will include an overview of diagnostic pearls which allow the pathologist to render an accurate diagnosis, as well as how to best avoid some of the most common diagnostic pitfalls. The discussion will also include pertinent diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques which allow the pathologist to refine their diagnosis and provide additional prognostic and therapeutic information. There will be sufficient opportunity for interactive discussion between participants and the faculty.

Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily designed to educate practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training.

Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Recognize the major diagnostic pitfalls in the diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and Barrett’s-related dysplasia
  • Discuss the more recently recognized variants of ulcerative colitis as well as some of the issues related to diagnosing IBD-related dysplasia
  • Identify some of the major diagnostic issues in the most common colorectal polyps, including serrated polyps
  • Describe the classification of endometrial carcinomas according to the TCGA findings
  • Review the work-up of endocervical neoplasms, both HPV and non-HPV related
  • Accurately classify serous neoplasms and the implications of classification on clinical decision making
  • Recognize key diagnostic features that define common follicular patterned thyroid neoplasms
  • Discuss diagnostic strategies and treatment implications for HPV-associated tumors of the head and neck
  • Recognize and differentiate the most common salivary gland tumors
  • Resolve differential diagnoses for renal neoplasms based on predominant histologic pattern and communicate the clinical significance  
  • Implement emerging aspects of prostate pathology, including large gland and intraductal lesions into diagnostic practice
  • Utilize histology and immunohistochemistry to resolve the most common diagnostic issues in testicular tumor pathology
  • Categorize common patterns of liver injury as hepatocellular or biliary in origin
  • Discuss the histologic features of fatty liver disease
  • Describe the clinical parameters that are taken into account when listing a patient for liver transplantation
  • Explain the most commonly used and diagnostically useful immunohistochemical markers in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors
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.

Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.

Registration & Cancellation Information
Early registration is strongly suggested as capacity may be limited. We will accept registrations on a first-come basis due to possible restriction on the number of registrants able to attend this course in person. Should you register to attend the meeting in-person and the meeting is not able to proceed as a live event, you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.
Educational Symposia (ESI) as planner and presenter of this meeting, and Professional Travel as the official travel agency for this meeting, claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee, and Professional Travel's responsibility is limited to that of an agent.

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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 17.5 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 (MOC): This activity provides up to 17.5 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.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
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 Type I/II to TCGA: An Exploration of Endometrial Carcinoma
Lauren Ende Schwartz, M.D.
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:30 Spindle Cell Tumors of Deep Soft Tissue: Differential Diagnosis and Best Markers
Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 – 12:30 PM Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Follicular Patterned Thyroid Neoplasms
Christopher Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 – 2:30 What To Do When the Liver is Blue: Inflammatory Disorders of the Liver
Meredith Pittman, M.D.
2:30 – 3:30 Subclassification of Pleomorphic Sarcomas: How and Why Should We Care?
Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45 – 4:45 Diagnosis, Grading and Ancillary Testing in Human Papillomavirus Associated Carcinomas of the Head and Neck
Christopher Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
4:45 – 5:45 Fatty Liver: Steatosis, Steatohepatitis, and Fat-Containing Lesions
Meredith Pittman, M.D.
5:45 End of Session
Friday, October 30, 2020
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 A Pattern-Based Approach to Renal Tumor Classification
Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Endocervical Adenocarcinoma: A Tricky Entity with Many Faces
Lauren Ende Schwartz, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Common Differential Diagnoses in Salivary Gland Tumors
Christopher Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 – 12:15 PM What’s New in Prostate Pathology?
Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
12:15 – 1:00 IBD and IBD-related Dysplasia
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
1:00 End of Session
Saturday, October 31, 2020
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 Ovarian Serous Neoplasms: Morphologic Classification and Beyond
Lauren Ende Schwartz, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 An Approach to Epithelioid Soft Tissue Tumors: It’s Getting Easier!
Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 What Doctors Should Understand About Liver Transplantation
Meredith Pittman, M.D.
11:15 – 12:00 PM Testicular Tumors: Updates and Most Common Diagnostic Challenges
Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
12:00 – 12:45 Nomenclature of Colorectal Polyps: Confusion and Controversy
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
12:45 End of Course
Faculty & topics subject to change

Program Director: John R. Goldblum, M.D.

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

Christopher Griffith, M.D., Ph.D.
Subspecialty Director, Head and Neck Pathology
Staff Pathologist 
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Meredith Pittman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

Lauren Ende Schwartz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Director of Quality
Philadelphia, PA

Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
Staff Pathologist 
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
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