4th Annual A Practical Approach to Surgical and Cytopathology

04/19/18 - 04/21/18
Hotel del Coronado | Coronado, CA

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.5

Category A CE Credits:

About the Meeting
This seminar has been designed to provide a practical and comprehensive review of a variety of topics in surgical pathology including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck, soft tissue and hepatic pathology. This course will include an overview of diagnostic pearls which allow for an accurate diagnosis as well as how to best avoid important diagnostic pitfalls. Some of the discussion will be related to pertinent diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular genetic techniques which allow the pathologist to refine their diagnosis, as well as significant opportunity for interactive discussion between members and participants.
*Includes a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus.

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About The Meeting
This symposium is structured to provide a clinical perspective of PET and PET/CT imaging. Basic to advanced applications of PET and PET/CT are put in the context of disease detection and treatment planning. All faculty have been chosen for their teaching ability, as well as for their clinical expertise.
Target Audience
This CME activity should benefit radiologists, oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and nuclear medicine technologists. The course should also prove valuable for physicians who order these studies.
Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Recognize the major diagnostic pitfalls in the diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and Barrett’s-related dysplasia.
  • Discuss the more recently recognized variants of ulcerative colitis as well as some of the issues related to diagnosing dysplasia in the setting of IBD.
  • Identify some of the major diagnostic issues in the most common colorectal polyps including serrated polyps.
  • Recognize the soft tissue tumor types which are prone to misdiagnosis.
  • Use and interpret modern diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of soft tissue tumors.
  • Explain the spectrum of benign spindle cell lesions in the breast.
  • List the anatomic locations where HPV-related carcinomas typically occur.
  • Describe the typical morphology of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma.
  • Name some of the newer gene fusions associated with salivary gland tumors.
  • Recognize the most important diagnostic challenges in assessing prostate needle biopsies.
  • Discuss diagnostic pitfalls in bladder biopsy and TURBT specimens.
  • Name the entities associated with eosinophilic cytoplasm in renal tumors.
  • Identify the biliary pattern of injury on liver biopsy.
  • Recognize distinguishing features of steatosis from steatohepatitis.
  • List the appropriate immunohistochemical work-up of primary liver tumors.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

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.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, an electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95 for 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 10, 2018. 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 a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus via email. If you have any questions or problems logging into the meeting we will have support personnel available at (800) 338-5901. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after April 10, 2018.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants is required to live webcast this course. If the minimum number is not met by March 23, 2018 the live webcast activity may be cancelled and a full refund issued.
Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to March 23, 2018 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.
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 (800) 338-5901 or (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 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Symposia is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit. Physicians can earn a maximum of 17.5 SAM credit hours.

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

Justin A. Bishop, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Head and Neck Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Jennifer A. Brainard, M.D.
Cytopathology Section Head and Vice Chair of Operations
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Christopher D.M. Fletcher, M.D., FRCPath
Vice-Chair for Anatomic Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Chief of Onco-Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

John R. Goldblum, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Genitourinary Pathology
Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
Hotel del Coronado

About The Resort 
Experience the artful blend of elegance and tradition at the Hotel del Coronado. The Del's most traditional San Diego beach accommodations reflect the resort's classic heritage in its charming decor. Housed in the original Victorian building, a National Historic Landmark, the Del blends romantic, 19th century ambiance with modern comforts for today's traveler.

The Del is proud to present, ENO, a new culinary offering that celebrates the three most delectable indulgences in the world - fine wines, rare cheeses and gourmet chocolates. To learn more, visit www.hoteldel.com

How to Get There
Fly directly to San Diego International Airport, located just 17 minutes from the Hotel Del Coronado.
Hotel Cutoff: March 18, 2018
Subject to availability, group rates may be available three (3) days before and three days after the conference.
Space is Limited - Reserve Today:  Call Hotel Del Coronado Reservations at: 1-800-468-3533 and provide Group Code "PAT0418" or book online here. Call Professional Travel at 800-237-7230 for further assistance.

Special Discounted Group Room Rates:
$279.00 per night
Run of House

Upgraded room type based on availability and at the Hotel's discretion:

$319.00/nt. Coastal View
$339.00/nt. Ocean Front
(single/double occupancy. king/two queen beds)
Hotel Tax: 11.56%
Resort fee of $15.00 per room, per day applies. 
DEPOSIT POLICY: Hotel requires one night's room and tax deposit to be charged at time of reservation.  
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds will be issued for rooms cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival date. All room cancellations after this time are subject to penalty. Check in time is: 4:00 PM; Check out time is: 12:00 Noon.
HOTEL: 1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
PHONE:  619-435-6611

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 Diagnostic Pitfalls in Soft Tissue Tumors
Christopher D.M. Fletcher, M.D., FRCPath
9:10 – 10:10 Biopsy Interpretation of Liver Tumors
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:30 – 11:30 What’s New in Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumors?
Christopher D.M. Fletcher, M.D., FRCPath
11:30 – 12:30 PM Precursors of Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma
Jennifer A. Brainard, M.D.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 – 2:30 Update on HPV-Related Head and Neck Carcinomas
Justin A. Bishop, M.D.
2:30 – 3:15 Diagnostic Challenges in Prostate Needle Biopsies
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:30 – 4:30 The Steatotic Liver Biopsy
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
4:30 – 5:30 Spindle Cell and Vascular Lesions of the Breast
Christopher D.M. Fletcher, M.D., FRCPath
5:30 End of Session
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 - 9:00 Controversies in the Diagnosis of Barrett’s Esophagus
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 What’s New in Salivary Gland Tumor Pathology?
Justin A. Bishop, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Pitfalls and Pearls in Bladder Biopsy and TURBT Specimens
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 – 12:15 PM Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma: Variants and Selected Challenges
Jennifer A. Brainard, M.D.
12:15 – 1:00 Nomenclature of Colorectal Polyps: Controversies and Confusion
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
1:00 End of Session
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
8:00 – 9:00 Dealing with Small Samples: Pulmonary Cytology-Histology Correlation
Jennifer A. Brainard, M.D.
9:00 – 10:00 Renal Tumors with Eosinophilic Cytoplasm: A Practical Approach
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 11:15 Newly Defined (And Recently Refined) Sinonasal Tract Tumors
Justin A. Bishop, M.D.
11:15 – 12:15 Cholestatic Liver Disease
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
12:15 – 1:00 PM IBD and IBD-Related Dysplasia
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
1:00 End of Course
  Faculty & topics subject to change