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2019, August 25-29: USCAP - Tutorial in Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas and Liver


August 25-29, 2019 - San Sebastian, Spain

28 CME / 28 SAMs

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Gastrointestinal pathology emerged as a subspecialty in the early 1980s, coincident with development of endoscopy and mucosal biopsy for diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.  Since that time, changes in tissue acquisition techniques and ancillary testing have drastically transformed the discipline; current practice bears little resemblance to that of our mentors.  The past two decades have seen an explosion in the number and types of biopsy samples pathologists encounter in daily practice.  Virtually every part of the tubular gut is now amenable to visualization and sampling, and most liver biopsies are performed by radiologists who utilize small-caliber needles.  As a result, pathologists are expected to generate comprehensive and accurate differential diagnoses for a variety of inflammatory and neoplastic disorders based on limited biopsy material. Pathologists must be able to hone in on key features in order to narrow the differential diagnosis and facilitate patient management.

This course in a charming small city on the north coast of Spain provides an ideal venue and faculty for learning what you need to improve your practice as a general surgical pathologist, gastrointestinal diagnostic specialist or pathologist-in-training.



  • Improve criteria for interpretation of mismatch repair protein immunohistochemistry
  • Streamline utilization of ancillary tests in evaluation of lymphoid infiltrates of the GI tract
  • Formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis for chronic hepatitis
  • Distinguish between medication-related injury and other inflammatory conditions of the GI tract
  • Explore various neoplasms that affect the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas


  • Rhonda Yantiss, MD
    Weill Cornell Medicine


  • Henry D. Appelman, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Lawrence Burgart, MD
    Allina Health and Minnesota Gastroenterology
  • Wendy L. Frankel, MD
    The Ohio State University
  • John A. Hart, MD
    University of Chicago
  • David S. Klimstra, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Elizabeth A. Montgomery, MD
    Johns Hopkins University

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 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 28 SAM credit hours.

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


Cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the event. The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.