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2018, June 2-3: The Brave New World of Head and Neck Pathology: Updates on the WHO and More


June 2-3, 2018

16 CME / 12 SAM

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies


Head and neck pathology represents a significant portion of surgical pathology practice. Studies have shown this area to be particularly treacherous for community pathologists, with up to 53% of diagnoses changed (including 7% with major changes) upon second review at tertiary care hospitals.

Complicating this inherent difficulty, there have been numerous recent developments in the field of head and neck pathology. Novel entities have been described, pathognomonic molecular alterations have been uncovered, and major shifts in diagnostic classification schemes have been proposed. Many of these concepts were incorporated into the newest editions of the WHO Classifications for Head and Neck and Endocrine Tumors, both of which were published this year.

This interactive microscopy course will help pathologists to stay up-to-date and maintain proficiency in head and neck pathology through an intimate mentoring experience with experts.


  • Develop a diagnostic approach to the encapsulated follicular-patterned thyroid nodule
  • Develop a diagnostic approach to the "small round blue cell" sinonasal tumor
  • Describe the algorithmic approach to HPV testing in a head and neck cancer
  • Recognize the updated WHO terminology of salivary gland carcinomas
  • Recognize the appropriate WHO grading scheme for squamous dysplasia in the larynx

Course Director

  • Justin Bishop, M.D.
    UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • Justine A. Barletta, M.D.
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Simion Chiosea, M.D.
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Raja R. Seethala, M.D.
    University of Pittsburgh

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 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the CME activities within the June 2-3, 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.


For cancellations received one month or more before the course starts, a $50 administrative charge will be due. After that date, cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.

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