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2018, October 24-25: Thoracic Pathology


Oct. 24-25, 2018

17 CME / 17 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies


Thoracic specimens are commonly encountered in clinical practice derived from biopsy and surgical procedures on pulmonary, cardiovascular and mediastinal tissue. The panorama includes neoplasms and non-neoplastic entities. The fact that many of these require evaluation for medical diseases of the thorax provokes anxiety among pathologists, particularly where subspecialty pathologists are not readily available. The last five years contributed a dizzying array of updates in classification, nomenclature and reporting guidelines. Therefore, it’s time for pathologists to update their knowledge and skills in the diagnosis of thoracic pathology in an intimate mentoring environment that unites experienced experts with pathologists desiring a contemporary review of modern thoracic pathology.


  • Understand the fundamental approaches to handling thoracic specimens
  • Apply and recognize new classification/grading schemes regarding thoracic disease
  • Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary (i.e., radiologic) collaboration in thoracic disease
  • Identify clinically relevant diagnostic concepts to aid in patient management
  • Utilize appropriate and minimum ancillary studies to diagnose and/or exclude lymphoproliferative processes


  • Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN


  • Marie-Christine Aubry, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
  • Jennifer M. Boland, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
  • Paul J. Kurtin, M.D.
    Mayo College of Medicine
  • Anja C. Roden, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

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 October 24-25, 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 Continuing Certification (CC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 17 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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