Symposia at Sea: Needles in Naples & Mammaries in Mykonos: Updates in Cyto and Breast Pathology

07/09/22 - 07/16/22
Aboard the Regal Princess | Rome, Italy

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 10.0

Category A CE Credits:


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M-F (8:30AM-5:00PM EST)

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Day Port / Date Arrive Depart
1 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Saturday, July 9
  7:00 PM
2 Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)
Sunday, July 10
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
3 At Sea
Monday, July 11
4 Crete (Heraklion), Greece
Tuesday, July 12
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus)
Wednesday, July 13
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
6 Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday, July 14
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 Mykonos, Greece
Friday, July 15
12:00 PM 9:00 PM
8 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Saturday, July 16
4:00 AM  


All staterooms include: Queen or two twin beds, color TV, phone, spacious closet and bathroom with shower.


CRUISE LINE WILL HONOR THEIR LOWEST COMBINABLE RATES FOR OUR GROUP. Additional cabin types/categories may be available; please ask at time of reservation.
PLEASE NOTE: Staterooms are selling out. Make your reservation today!

$130.00 port fees/taxes and $113.00 roundtrip transfers are per person and separate charges. There are no special fares for children. Port fees/taxes and fuel surcharge are subject to implementation or change.

Accommodations Pricing
Inside Stateroom
168 sq. ft.
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Standard Oceanview with Balcony
222 sq. ft. (with balcony)
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Mini Suite with Balcony
323 sq. ft. (with balcony)
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Mini Suite offers queen or two twin beds and sofa bed, Welcome glass of champagne. Floor to ceiling windows, Private balcony, Separate seating area, Two Color televisions, spacious closet, phone, and bathroom with full bathtub. Located mid ship, mid-fore & mid-aft.

To view cabin layouts and deck plans, please visit Select “Onboard Our Ships” listed in the top navigational bar, then “Cruise Ships” then select “Regal Princess”.


Deposits: 20% of the total per person cruise fare is required. All deposits are due to Princess Cruises at time of booking.

Final Payment Due: 75 days prior to departure.

Transfers: Transfers are not included. Guests can purchase transfers through Princess Cruises at a nominal fee. Guests purchasing transfers that have made their own air arrangements need to provide their air itinerary to Princess Cruises at least 35 days prior to sailing.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended. Princess Cruises offers a cruise protection program. If you prefer alternate travel insurance options, you may call: Travel Guard (800) 826-4919, TravelEx Insurance (800) 228-9792, InsureMyTrip (800) 487-4722

Name Change(s): Princess Cruises does not permit name changes. Booking must be cancelled and new guest(s) rebooked.

Cancellations: All cancellations received before April 10, 2022 will receive a full refund of amounts already paid to Princess Cruises. Refunds will be made to the guests through Professional Travel.

PLEASE NOTE: Staterooms are selling out. Make your reservation today!

Passports: Princess Cruises requests ALL guests to carry a passport valid for six months after the end of the cruise.

PLEASE NOTE: Passport requirements have changed. For up to date information about travel please refer to:


About the Program
This program is a synthesis of updates and practical perspectives on breast surgical pathology and selected cytopathology topics.  Learners will receive state of the science information on DCIS of the breast, mammary mesenchymal lesions, breast papillary diseases, and axillary lymph nodes.  Cytology topics to be covered include mediastinal cytology, EUS FNA, cytomorphology of cystic and solid pancreatic tumors, exfoliative anal cytology and interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid cytology.

Target Audience
Pathologists and pathologists in training who practice cytopathology and/or breast surgical pathology.

Educational Objectives

Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Accurately diagnosis mammary ductal carcinoma in situ, including unusual morphologic variants.
  • Discuss recent literature on current concepts of DCIS management, including observation.
  • Recognize common mesenchymal breast tumors by both histology and cytology.
  • Apply ancillary IHC testing interpretation / results to subclassification of non-small cell lung cancers.
  • Create a differential diagnosis of spindle cell lesions of the GI tract as encountered in EUS FNA.
  • Make important decisions regarding atypia and malignancy in cystic and solid pancreatic neoplasms.
  • Feel comfortable with interpretation of papillary lesions in breast core and excisional biopsies.
  • Converse with clinical colleagues in an informed way regarding AR testing in breast carcinomas.
  • Recognize histologically important mimics of metastatic disease in axillary lymph nodes.
  • Interpret exfoliative anal cytology and understand the meaning of interpretations in clinical context.
  • Recognize cytomorphologic pitfalls encountered in interpreting CSF light microscopy.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Accreditation Statement
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 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Charles D. Sturgis, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Pathology Residency Program Director
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

With special guest…
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Medical Director, Breast Imaging
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Monday, July 11, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 AM DCIS of the Breast: An Update
9:00 - 10:00 Mesenchymal Lesions of the Breast, Cyto-Histologic Perspectives
10:00 - 11:00 Mediastinal Cytology: Mundane to Mysterious
11:00 - 12:00 PM EUS FNA for Targets Other Than the Pancreases
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break on Your Own
1:00 – 2:00 A Practical Cytopathologic Approach to Cystic and Solid Lesions of the Pancreas
2:00 - 3:00 Papillary Lesions of the Breast: An Update
3:00 – 4:00 Androgen Receptors in Breast Carcinoma: What Pathologists Should Know
4:00 End of Session
Friday, July 15, 2022
8:00 – 8:45 AM Pathology - Radiology Exchange
special guest: Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, M.D.
8:45 – 9:45 Axillary Lymph Nodes: Perspectives of a Breast Pathologist
9:45 – 10:15 Anal Cytology: Simple - Inexpensive - Life Saving
10:15 – 11:00 Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Cytopathology Perspectives
11:00 End of Course