7th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical Pathology

04/23/21 - 04/25/21
The Wynn Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.75

Category A CE Credits:

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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 seminar has been designed to provide a practical and comprehensive review of key topics in surgical pathology including soft tissue, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, breast, head and neck, and genitourinary pathology. The course will provide an extensive overview of important diagnostic features that allow for accurate diagnosis as well as key clues on how to avoid the most common diagnostic pitfalls. There will be extensive discussion on appropriate diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular tests which help to serve as diagnostic adjuncts. There will also be ample 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 tumors.
  • Describe the most useful immunohistochemical and molecular genetic tests in distinguishing the most common soft tissue tumor.
  • Develop a more confident diagnostic approach for common and important diagnostic challenges in prostate pathology.
  • Recognize the spectrum of new and emerging entities in kidney pathology and their diagnostic features.
  • Improve the recognition of important staging, classification, grading, and reporting issues in urothelial carcinoma and variants.
  • Discuss the practical points of signing out neoadjuvant breast specimens to provide clinicians and patients with key information.
  • Accurately classify breast papillary lesions from benign to malignant.
  • Guide radiologists and clinicians in the next steps of screening and therapy based upon the high-risk lesions found on core biopsies of the breast.
  • Create useful reports to help guide treatment of patients with colitis.
  • Discuss the various causes of gastrointestinal eosinophilia and potential pitfalls.
  • Provide current state of knowledge on the various histologic and molecular features of colorectal carcinoma that help guide patient management.
  • Discuss the most common benign and malignant biphasic salivary gland neoplasms and to focus on their distinguishing morphologic features.
  • Examine the morphologic spectrum of papillary thyroid carcinoma and the challenges associated with variant classification.
  • Explore the differential diagnosis and pitfalls of common oral pathology lesions.
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.

Special Note for the Disabled
Educational Symposia wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (813) 806-1000.
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.

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

John Hart, M.D.
Sections of Surgical Pathology & Hepatology
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
Consultant in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Mara H. Rendi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Hospital Pathology Associates
Minneapolis, MN

Akeesha Alia Shah, M.D.
Staff Pathologist
Head and Neck Pathology and Cytopathology Subspecialties
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
Pathologist, Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021
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 The Trouble with Fat: Common Issues with Well-Differentiated Fatty Tumors
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:10 – 10:10 Pitfalls in Diagnosis of Pleomorphic Adenoma and Other Biphasic Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Akeesha A. Shah, M.D.
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:30 Biopsy Diagnosis of Inflammatory Diseases of the Colon
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D
11:30 – 12:30 PM Liver Frozen Sections: What to Say, and What Not to Say
John Hart, M.D.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 2:30 Evaluation of the Neoadjuvant Breast Specimen
Mara H. Rendi, M.D., Ph.D.
2:30 – 3:30 False Positive, False Negative and Atypical: (Uncertain) Diagnoses in Prostate Pathology - Important Traps to Avoid
Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45 – 4:45 Nuclear Features of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Revisited
Akeesha A. Shah, M.D.
4:45 – 5:45 An Approach to Gastrointestinal Eosinophilia
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
5:45 End of Session
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 Drug-Induced Liver Disease: A Pattern Based Approach
John Hart, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors: Part 1
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors: Part 2
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
11:15 – 12:15 PM Papillary Lesions of the Breast
Mara H. Rendi, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15 – 1:00 New Developments in Kidney Carcinoma: What’s Important and Why
Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
1:00 End of Session
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 An Update on Colorectal Carcinoma Reporting
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Oral Pathology for the General Surgical Pathologist
Akeesha A. Shah, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Urothelial Carcinoma: Common Diagnostic Challenges and Variants Not to be Missed in Practice
Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
11:15 – 12:15 PM Liver Tumor Diagnosis in 2021
John Hart, M.D.
12:15 – 1:00 High-Risk Breast Lesions on Core Biopsy
Mara H. Rendi, M.D., Ph.D.
1:00 End of Course
  Faculty & topics subject to change.
Wynn Las Vegas

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