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2018, Jan. 16-18: A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions


Jan. 16-18, 2018

17 CMEs / 12 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

This interactive microscopy course, taught by experts from Harvard Medical School and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is designed to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic breast pathology.

In general, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, which may be even higher for some notoriously problematic lesions. This course (through intimate mentoring) attempts to reduce or eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and illustrating practical approaches to resolve them, using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections with appropriate ancillary testing. The intended outcome is improved clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Drs. Schnitt and Collins held their inaugural interactive microscopy course at the USCAP Interactive Center, May 5-7, 2017. A 90-minute segment of Dr. Schnitt’s presentation on Facebook Live reached 172,025 people:

For an overview of television coverage of this course,

Course Objectives

  • Evaluate diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of various common and uncommon benign, in situ and malignant lesions of the breast
  • Describe differential diagnostic problems commonly encountered in breast pathology and develop strategies to resolve them in the practice environment
  • Utilize the latest information on the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in resolving diagnostic problems in breast pathology

Course Director

  • Laura C. Collins, M.D.
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School


    • Edi Brogi, M.D., Ph.D.
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School
    • Hannah Y. Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
      Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    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.

    Physicians can earn a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the CME activities within the January 16-18, 2018 Interactive Microscopy Course.

    USCAP 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 12 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.

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