2nd Annual Surgical Pathology Update: Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist

09/14/17 - 09/15/17
The Venetian® | The Palazzo® | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 16.75

Category A CE Credits:

About The Meeting
This seminar is designated to be a comprehensive review of soft tissue, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, pancreaticobiliary and endocrine pathology. A focus will be on providing diagnostic pearls which allow for an accurate diagnosis as well as how to best avoid diagnostic pitfalls. There will be extensive discussion related to the most useful and pertinent diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular genetic techniques as well as ample opportunity for interactive discussion between faculty members and the participants.
*Includes a comprehensive color electronic course syllabus.

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Physicians$ 1145
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Register on or before February 28, 2017 to receive discounted tuition rates included here. Tuition rates increase March 1, 2017. As an added incentive for registering early, there will be no cancellation fee until April 1, 2017. After this date, our normal cancellation policy will be in effect. (A $50.00 processing fee will be charged on refund requests made in writing after April 1, 2017 and up to 30 days prior to the commencement of the meeting; no refunds will be made thereafter). No early registrations will be accepted after February 28, 2017.
About The Meeting
This seminar is designated to be a comprehensive review of soft tissue, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, pancreaticobiliary and endocrine pathology. A focus will be on providing diagnostic pearls which allow for an accurate diagnosis as well as how to best avoid diagnostic pitfalls. There will be extensive discussion related to the most useful and pertinent diagnostic immunohistochemical and molecular genetic techniques as well as ample opportunity for interactive discussion between faculty members and the 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:
  • Develop an approach to common morphologic patterns seen in soft tissue tumors.
  • Discuss the ancillary diagnostic approach to difficult soft tissue tumors including immunohistochemistry, molecular, and genetic diagnostic tests.
  • Describe the most important diagnostic clues and patterns seen in soft tissue tumors which lead to a specific diagnosis.
  • Explain the controversies regarding diagnostic criteria for Barrett’s esophagus and Barrett’s-related dysplasia.
  • Discuss the effects of contemporary therapy on the pathology and management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Describe the role of the pathologist in helping to manage patients with IBD-related dysplasia and neoplasia.
  • Apply risk stratification criteria for the prognostication of gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
  • Discuss and recognize the succinate dehydrogenase-deficient gastrointestinal stromal tumor and understand the clinical significance of this category of GIST.
  • Describe the transcription factors most useful for the identification of primary site location in metastatic carcinomas.
  • Discuss the diagnostic markers for distinguishing hepatocellular carcinoma from metastatic carcinomas to the liver.
  • Apply immunohistochemical markers to determine the primary site for metastatic well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor.
  • Accurately render a diagnosis of non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features and recognize its mimics.
  • Identify tumors with progression to poorly differentiated or anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.
  • Recognize the morphologic spectrum of adrenal cortical carcinoma.
  • Describe the features helpful in establishing a malignant diagnosis of prostate cancer on needle biopsy.
  • Review the morphologic features essential in distinguishing benign mimickers from bladder cancer.
  • Recognize unusual variants of common renal tumors and become familiar with more recently described renal tumors.
  • Appreciate the subtle histomorphologic features that can help to distinguish well-differentiated ductal adenocarcinoma from reactive changes in the pancreas.
  • Appreciate the anatomic and histologic compartments of the ampulla and their significance in the versatility and subclassification of ampullary tumors.
  • Acquire knowledge of new concepts, terminology and histologic grading of pancreatic neuroendocrine 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 continuing medical education since 1975.
Acknowledgement
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, including a comprehensive electronic course syllabus (printed color syllabus available for $95), daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $100 surcharge for anyone registering after September 5, 2017. 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 September 5, 2017.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants is required to live webcast this course. If the minimum number is not met by August 18, 2017 the live webcast activity may be cancelled and a full refund issued.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to August 18, 2017 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.
Disclaimer
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 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Program Chair: John R. Goldblum

N. Volkan Adsay, M.D.
Professor, Vice-Chair, and Director of Anatomic
     Pathology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Justine Barletta, M.D.
Chief, Endocrine Pathology Service
Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant 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

Jason L. Hornick, M.D.
Director of Surgical Pathology
Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Genitourinary Pathology
Professor of Pathology
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Institute and Glickman Urological Institute
Cleveland Clinic and Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland, OH

Robert D. Odze, M.D., FRCPc
Chief, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Professor of Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
   
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 A Contemporary Update of Colitis-associated Dysplasia
Robert D. Odze, M.D., FRCP(C)
   
9:10 – 10:10 The Evolution of Immunohistochemistry in Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology: From Differentiation to Molecular Genetics
Jason L. Hornick, M.D.
   
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:30 – 11:30 Barrett’s Esophagus: Controversial Diagnostic Issues Relevant to Pathologists
Robert D. Odze, M.D., FRCP(C)
   
11:30 – 12:30 PM Helpful Tips for Resolving Differential Diagnostic Consideration on Prostate Biopsy
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
   
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch On Your Own
   
1:30 – 2:30 Mesenchymal Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract: An Update on GIST and Differential Diagnosis Using Immunohistochemistry
Jason L. Hornick, M.D.
   
2:30 – 3:30 A Guide to Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclear Features (NIFTP)
Justine Barletta, M.D.
   
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
3:45 – 4:30 Update on Ampulla and Gallbladder Pathology
N. Volkan Adsay, M.D.
   
4:30 – 5:15 Role of the Pathologist in Diagnosing and Managing Patients with IBD
Robert D. Odze, M.D., FRCP(C)
   
5:15 – 6:00 Metastatic Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: Diagnostic Approach Using Immunohistochemistry
Jason L. Hornick, M.D.
   
6:00 End of Session
   
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
   
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
   
8:00 – 9:00 Diagnostic Pitfalls in Bladder Pathology
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
   
9:00 – 10:00 Potential Pitfalls in Thyroid Pathology
Justine Barletta, M.D.
   
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
10:15 – 11:15 The Trouble with Fat: Diagnostic Issues with Well-Differentiated Lipomatous Tumors
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
   
11:15 – 12:15 PM Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal and Pancreatobiliary Tracts
N. Volkan Adsay, M.D.
   
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch On Your Own
   
1:30 – 2:30 Common Renal Cell Neoplasms and Their Differential Diagnosis
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
   
2:30 – 3:30 Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors, Part 1
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
   
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break for Registrants
   
3:45 – 4:30 Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors, Part 2
John R. Goldblum, M.D.
   
4:30 – 5:15 A Case-Based Approach to Tumors of the Adrenal Gland and Paraganglia
Justine Barletta, M.D.
   
5:15 – 6:00 Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Tumors
N. Volkan Adsay, M.D.
   
6:00 End of Course
   
  Faculty and topics subject to change
 
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