7th Annual Surgical Pathology Update: Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist

10/27/22 - 10/29/22
The Phoenician Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.75

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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Physicians$ 1295
Scientists$ 1295
Company Representatives$ 1295
Retired Physicians$ 648
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Physicians$ 1295
Scientists$ 1295
Company Representatives$ 1295
Retired Physicians$ 648
Military *$ 648
Residents *$ 648
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Syllabus typeProduct Group IDPriceQuantity
Electronic Syllabus (Registrants ONLY)253$ 0
Full Color Printed Syllabus In-person (Advanced Purchase Only)253$ 95
Full Color Printed Syllabus + Shipping LIVE WEBCAST ATTENDEES (Advanced Purchase Only)253$ 105

Syllabus for Registrants

About the Meeting
This seminar has been designed to provide a thorough review of common topics encountered by practicing surgical pathologists, including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, breast, soft tissue, and dermatopathology. The 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 in each of these subspecialty areas. There will be an extensive discussion on the use of ancillary diagnostic techniques including immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics, which assist the pathologist in rendering an accurate diagnosis. There will be sufficient time for interactive discussions 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 common diagnostic pitfalls in arriving at a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus-related dysplasia.
  • Discuss the most common diagnostic entities in the differential diagnosis of spindle cell tumors of deep soft tissue.
  • Recognize the most common diagnostic difficulties when dealing with colorectal polyps.
  • Explain the approach to mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract based upon the predominant cytology of the neoplastic cells.
  • Describe the most common entities seen in pathology of the vulva.
  • Recognize the most up-to-date approach to diagnosing and reporting prostate cancer.
  • Apply immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostic techniques in arriving at a diagnosis in round cell tumors of soft tissue.
  • Explain the practical approach to spindle cell lesions of the breast.
  • Discuss the most common diagnostic entities in cutaneous adnexal tumors.
  • Recognize the various phases of melanoma and most common diagnostic mimics.
  • Describe the most recent updates in the WHO classification of endometrial cancer.
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of the various pleomorphic sarcomas.
  • Describe the most important diagnostic clues in how to diagnose flat urothelial lesions.
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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 October 18, 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 October 18, 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 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.

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).

Course 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
Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Melissa Piliang, M.D.
Fellowship Associate Director 
Anatomic Pathology Department
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Andrew P. Sciallis, M.D.
Associate Professor, Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Surgical Pathology
Director, Immunohistochemistry
Director of Breast Pathology
Program Director, Breast Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
Professor of Pathology
Genitourinary Pathology Group Leader
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Calgary and Alberta Precision Labs
Calgary, AB
Jaclyn C. Watkins, M.D., MS
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Topics and Faculty Subject to Change

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 Barrett's Esophagus and BE-Related Dysplasia
  John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:10–10:10 Contemporary Approach to Diagnosing and Reporting Prostate Cancer: What's Important and Why
  Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
10:10–10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30–11:30 HPV-Negative Vulvar Pathology
  Jaclyn C. Watkins, M.D., MS
11:30–12:30 PM An Update on Papillary Lesions of the Breast
  Andrew P. Sciallis, M.D.
12:30–1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30–2:30 The Most Common spindle Cell Tumors of Deep Soft Tissue: It's Getting Easier!
  Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
2:30–3:30 Colorectal Polyps: Terminology and Diagnostic Issues
  John R. Goldblum, M.D.
3:30–3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45–4:45 Practical Issues in Diagnosing Urothelial Neoplasms with Focus on Flat Lesions
  Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC
4:45–5:45 Practical Approaches to Sex-Cord Stromal Tumors of the Ovary
  Jaclyn C. Watkins, M.D., MS
5:45 End of Session
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Pearls from Dermatopathology Sign Out
  Melissa Piliang, M.D.
9:00–10:00 A Practical Approach to Challenging Intraductal Proliferations of the Breast
  Andrew P. Sciallis, M.D.
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15–11:15 Subclassification of Pleomorphic Sarcoma: Histology Rules!
  Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15–12:15 PM Updates on Endometrial Cancer Classification
  Jaclyn C. Watkins, M.D., MS
12:15–1:00 Melanoma and Mimics
  Melissa Piliang, M.D.
1:00 End of Session
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Mesenchymal Tumors of the GI Tract
  John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:00–10:00 Novel And Emerging Renal Entities a Practicing Pathologist Should Know About: An Update on WHO 2022 Classification (5th Edition)
  Kiril Trpkov, M.D., FRCPC 
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15–11:15 Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast 
  Andrew P. Sciallis, M.D.
11:15–12:15 PM Diagnostic Dilemmas in Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors
  Melissa Piliang, M.D.
12:15–1:00 A Practical approach to Diagnosing Round Cell Sarcomas
  Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
1:00 End of Course

Topics and Faculty Subject to Change

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The Phoenician Scottsdale

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Room Preference: King/Two Queens (Upon Availability)

Accommodations Pricing
Group Room Rates (Single/Double Occupancy) Starting at $369/night
Additional Guest Above Double Occupancy $50/night
Children Under 17 Accompanied by an Adult No charge

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel cut-off date is September 27, 2022 – 5:00 PM local time. Group rates 3 days prior/post – space available basis.

Check-In/Out: Check in time is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Taxes & Fees: All hotel room rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 12.57%). The Daily Resort fee is $25 per room. The Housekeeping fee is $3.00 per room plus tax, per night.

Parking: Overnight Valet Parking is $33 per car, per day. Overnight Self Parking is $20 per car, per day.

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Cancellation Policy: Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained. Check in time is: 4:00 PM; check out time is: 11:00 AM.


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The Phoenician Scottsdale
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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