9th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical Pathology

04/13/23 – 04/15/23
Aria® Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.75

Keywords: Pathology CME

Product ID: PATHSP23

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Hurry, Early Registration Pricing Ends October 15th!

Physicians: $1195 $1395
Residents: $598 $698


CME Meeting Announcements

  • All 9th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical Pathology registrants have access to review the lectures for 6 months post meeting.
  • In order to obtain CME credit each meeting registrant must have and be registered under their own account.
  • 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).

Physicians$ 1195
Scientists$ 1195
Company Representatives$ 1195
Active Military *$ 825
VA Physicians *$ 825
Retired Physicians$ 825
Residents *$ 598
Fellows *$ 598
Physicians$ 1195
Scientists$ 1195
Company Representatives$ 1195
Active Military *$ 825
VA Physicians *$ 825
Retired Physicians$ 825
Residents *$ 598
Fellows *$ 598

* Must provide letter from your director certifying status WITHIN 7 DAYS of your registration or you will be charged the ADDITIONAL FEE. Please email letter to info@edusymp.com.



Syllabus typeProduct Group IDPriceQuantity
Electronic Syllabus (Registrants ONLY)262$ 0
Full Color Printed Syllabus In-person (Advanced Purchase Only)262$ 150
Full Color Printed Syllabus + Shipping LIVE WEBCAST ATTENDEES (Advanced Purchase Only)262$ 160

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, 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 differential 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
If you have a disability and wish to request assistance, please inform Educational Symposia at (813) 806-1000.

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 17, 2023 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 17, 2023.
Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, an electronic color course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $150, advanced purchase only), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after April 4, 2023. 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 April 4, 2023.

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).
Program Chair
John R. Goldblum, M.D.

Natalie Banet, M.D.
Staff Pathologist 
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
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
Jane Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Pathologist 
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
Consultant in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
Hannah Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Breast Pathology Fellowship
Associate Attending Pathologist 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

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 Well-Differentiated Fatty Tumors: Common Diagnostic Issues
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
9:10–10:10 Uterine Serous Carcinoma and HER-2 Testing
  Natalie Banet, M.D.
10:10–10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30–11:30 The Unexpected Liver Biopsy Finding: What To Do When Things Don’t Add Up
  John Hart, M.D.
11:30–12:30 PM Differential diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30–1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30–2:30 Breast Core Needle Biopsies: Pitfalls and Pearls
  Hannah Yong Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
2:30–3:30 Controversies in Prostate
  Jane Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
3:30–3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:45–4:45 Cervical Pathology in Post-Menopausal Patients
  Natalie Banet, M.D.
4:45–5:45 Mimics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
  John Hart, M.D.
5:45 End of Session
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Update on Colorectal Cancer Reporting 
  Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
9:00–10:00 Pattern-Based Approach to Soft Tissue Tumors: Part 1
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15–11:15 Pattern-Based Approach to Soft Tissue Tumors: Part 2
  John R. Goldblum, M.D. 
11:15–12:15 PM The Spectrum of Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  Hannah Yong Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15–1:00 Diagnostic Challenges in Bladder 
  Jane Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
1:00 End of Session
7:30–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00–9:00 Ovarian Serous Neoplasms: Diagnostic Updates and New Therapeutics
  Natalie Banet, M.D.
9:00–10:00 Practical Considerations in Kidney Tumors
  Jane Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00–10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15–11:15 Practical Approach to Appendiceal Tumors
  Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15–12:15 PM Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Breast Cancer
  Hannah Yong Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15–1:00  Why Am I Routinely Doing Those Special Stains on Liver Biopsies? The Ins and Outs of Hereditary Metabolic Liver Diseases
  John Hart, M.D.
1:00 End of Course

Topics and Faculty Subject to Change

Hotel Cut-off Date: March 14, 2023

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Room Preference: King/Two Queen Beds (Upon Availability)

Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms. Guests are able to smoke on the Casino Floor or outside the hotel.

Group Room Rates Pricing
April 12 & 13
April 14
April 15
$139.00/night (single/double occupancy)
$229.00/night (single/double occupancy)
$279.00/night (single/double occupancy)
Cost for additional person over double occupancy is $50 for 3rd and 4th person.

Hotel Cut-Off Date: March 14, 2023.

Check-In/Out: Check in time is 3:00PM. Check out time is 11:00AM.

Taxes & Fees: Tax applies to both the room rate and resort fee 13.38%. Daily Resort Fee of $39 per room, per day applies.

Parking (Daily Rates):
Monday – Thursday $26
Friday – Sunday $30 
Deposit Policy: One (1) night’s room rate plus resort fee and tax will be charged at time of reservation. Resort Fee is charged at check-in.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations, arrival and departure date changes must be made 72 hours or more prior to scheduled arrival date/time to avoid penalties.


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