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2019, Jan. 27-30: Twists and Turns of Problematic GI Pathology and How to Find Your Way Out!


Jan. 27-30, 2019

24.5 CMEs / 24.5 SAMs

This course is 100% sold-out. Thank you!

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

This interactive microscopy course is intended to provide an all-around review of gastrointestinal biopsy pathology for general surgical pathologists, junior GI pathologists, and pathologists-in-training, focusing on unusual lesions and common problematic areas of biopsy interpretation and analysis of appendectomy specimens. Course structure follows GI anatomic topography emphasizing key diagnostic features of inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic pathology as encountered in daily practice. The faculty intends to stimulate dialogue around differential diagnoses, variations in presentation, effective use of ancillary tests and diagnostic decision-making. This is a superb opportunity to refine your skills by direct interaction with enthusiastic rock stars of gastrointestinal pathology at USCAP’S fabulous interactive learning center. You should consider taking this course in contiguity with Liver Pathology: Translating a World of Colors into Clinically Relevant Pathology Reports, directed by Dr. Sanjay Kakar, UCSF, January 24-26, 2019.

Course Objectives

  • Classify Barrett’s Esophagus-related and gastric dysplasia and uncommon neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus
  • Distinguish diagnostic features of iatrogenic and infectious gut pathology
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for sprue-like lesions of the small bowel
  • Properly classify colonic polyps and their malignant risks
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant lymphoid infiltrates in the GI tract and liver

Course Director

  • Gregory Y. Lauwers, M.D.
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida


    • Ryan M. Gill, M.D., Ph.D.
      University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    • Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
      Mayo Clinic Arizona
    • Nicole C. Panarelli, M.D.
      Montefiore Medical Center – Moses Division
    • Amitabh Srivastava, M.D.
      Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    • Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D.
      Weill Cornell Medicine

    The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC).

    Physicians can earn a maximum of 24.5 SAM credit hours.

    USCAP records courses at the Interactive Learning Center for future educational purposes. By registering for this course, you consent that your likeness may be used by USCAP.


    For cancellations received on or before one month before the event, a $50 administrative charge will be due. After that date, cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after one week before the event.

    The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.

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