8th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical Pathology

04/08/22 - 04/10/22
Aria Resort and Casino | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 18.0

Category A CE Credits:


All registrants have access to review the webcast for 6 months post meeting.

Each meeting registrant must have, and be registered under their own account, in order to obtain credit.


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In-person registration:
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$ 1295
In-person registration:
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$ 825
Live webcast registration:
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$ 1295
Live webcast registration:
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$ 825


Syllabus typeProduct Group IDPriceQuantity
Electronic Syllabus (Registrants ONLY)249$ 0
Full Color Printed Syllabus: In-person (Advanced Purchase Only)249$ 95
Full Color Printed Syllabus + Shipping: Live WEBCAST ATTENDEES (Advanced Purchase Only)249$ 105


About the Meeting
This seminar has been designed to provide a thorough review of common topics encountered by practicing surgical pathologists, including gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, breast, head and neck, endocrine, genitourinary and soft tissue pathology.

This course will provide a thorough update and a comprehensive overview of the most important diagnostic features which allow pathologists to make accurate diagnoses, as well as important clues as to how to avoid the most common diagnostic pitfalls.

There will be extensive discussion on the use of diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques which assist the pathologist in rendering a diagnosis. There will also be sufficient time for interactive discussion between all 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 useful diagnostic features in distinguishing amongst the various well-differentiated lipomatous tumors.
  • Explain the approach to mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract based upon primary cytology of the neoplastic cells.
  • Discuss the most common diagnostic entities in the differential diagnosis of highly cellular spindle cell tumors.
  • Describe the WHO criteria for the diagnosis of lobular carcinoma in situ and the uses and limitations of e-cadherin immunohistochemistry in evaluating in-situ lesions of the breast.
  • Summarize the recent updates in the molecular basis of thyroid neoplasia as well as to understand the historical and practical reasons for the complexity of tumor characterization.
  • Use the differentia diagnosis of chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease and its mimics in daily practice.
  • Discuss the practical approach to the diagnosis of papillary lesions of the breast aided by a targeted panel of immunohistochemical markers.
  • Review relevant updates in prostate cancer grading and unfavorable pathologic features and their impact on reporting.
  • Discuss common and uncommon renal tumors with eosinophilic cytoplasm and become familiar with key morphologic and immunohistochemical features useful in making these distinctions.
  • Recognize the morphologic correlation of cytopathologic findings with histopathologic features and discuss the utility of ancillary molecular testing for the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions.
  • Describe current testing guidelines with an optimized approach for histologic and cytologic samples of suspected HPV-related squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Use a basic framework of histologic patterns and their clinical and laboratory correlates to diagnose common medical liver diseases.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for common inflammatory neoplastic diseases of the appendix in daily practice.
  • Characterize the common elements of neuroendocrine neoplasia throughout the body.
  • Summarize the spectrum of steroidogenic tissues and understand their structural and functional features.
  • Discuss the difficulties in evaluating breast lumpectomy and mastectomy specimens following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
  • Describe the histologic features and clinical significance of the spectrum of myoepithelial and combined epithelial-myoepithelial lesions of the breast.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

ADA Compliance
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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.
Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in diagnostic imaging education since 1975.

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

Cancellations must be received in writing by sending an e-mail to cancel@edusymp.com. There is a $50 processing fee applied to all cancellations. Cancellations made in writing prior to March 11, 2022 will be issued a refund for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after March 11, 2022.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, an electronic color course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95, advanced purchase only), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after March 30, 2022. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.

Tuition for live webcast includes participation for one registrant. Each registrant must sign-in on a separate computer to receive credit. Prior to the meeting we will send you further information about the log in process. We will also send you an electronic color course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or issues logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at (813) 806-1000. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after March 30, 2022.

Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia

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

All course participants will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate the program as it relates to practice relevance and educational objectives.

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

This activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements.

Credit(s) for this activity will be available to virtual participants as long as sessions are viewed in real time (i.e., viewing recorded sessions at a later date/time does not qualify for 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
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL
Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Pathology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology
The C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professorship in Pathology
Section Head, Genitourinary Pathology
Director, Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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 An Approach to Well-Differentiated Lipomatous Tumors
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
9:10–10:10 Papillary Lesions of the Breast
  Carmen  Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
10:10–10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30–11:30 Biopsy Evaluation of Non-Neoplastic Diseases of the Large Bowel: An Algorithmic Approach
  Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
11:30–12:30 PM WHO Endocrine 2022 in Three Acts
  Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30–1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30–2:30 Lobular Carcinoma In-Situ and Problematic In-Situ Breast Lesions
  Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
2:30–3:30 Prostate Cancer 2022
  Cristina  Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
3:30–3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45–4:45 Salivary Gland Pathology: The Complementary Roles of Cytopathology and Histopathology and the Emergency of Molecular Diagnostics
  Carmen  Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
4:45–5:45 Medical Liver Disease: A Basics Refresher Course
  Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
5:45 End of Session
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Spindle Cell Tumors with a Focus on Use of Ancillary Diagnostic Techniques
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
9:00–10:00 Neuroendocrine Tumors: Hormones from Head to Tail
  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 PM Pink Renal Tumors: How Far Can You Go With Morphology
  Cristina  Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15–1:00 GIST and Beyond: An Approach to GI Mesenchymal Tumors
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
1:00 End of Session
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Practical Considerations of Human Papillomavirus Testing in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  Carmen  Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
9:00–10:00 Beyond Acute Appendicitis: Fascinating Lesions of the Vermiform Appendix
  Laura W. Lamps, M.D.
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15–11:15 Steroidogenic Tumors: Germline Predisposition in Endocrine Neoplasia
  Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15–12:15 PM Myoepithelial and Combined Epithelial-Myoepithelial Lesions of the Breast 
  Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
12:15–1:15 Recent Advances in Bladder Cancer Classification, Grading, Staging and Reporting
  Cristina  Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
1:15 End of Course



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Accommodations Pricing
Guest Room Rates (Single/Double Occupancy) Starting at $199/night
Additional Person(s) Over Double Occupancy $50/night

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel cut-off date is March 7, 2022 – (group rates 3 days prior/post – space available basis).

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