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2019, Feb. 7-9: Pathology and Cytology of the Lung, Pleura, Mediastinum and Heart/Lung Transplantation


Feb. 7-9, 2019

20 CMEs / 20 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

Pathologists are generally unfamiliar with a variety of entities in lung, pleural and mediastinal pathology, leading to diagnostic errors.  Furthermore, issues related to heart/lung transplantation require specialized knowledge and experience.  Interactive microscopy at the USCAP Learning Center provides a unique and intimate mentoring opportunity to discuss interstitial lung disease, pleuro-pulmonary malignancies, transplant rejection, and the cytomorphologic representation of specimens from these sites, including best practices for optimal triage of lung cancer specimens for molecular testing.

Course Objectives

  • Establish criteria for the diagnosis of a variety of pulmonary lesions
  • Establish criteria for the diagnosis of mesothelioma and benign mesothelial proliferations
  • Establish criteria for the cytologic diagnosis of pulmonary, pleural and mediastinal lesions
  • Establish criteria for the diagnosis of benign and malignant mediastinal lesions
  • Establish criteria for the diagnosis of heart/lung transplant rejection and its mimics

Course Directors

  • Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Andrew Churg, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of British Columbia / Vancouver General Hospital


      • Anja C. Roden, M.D.
        Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
      • Maxwell L. Smith, M.D.
        Mayo Clinic Arizona
      • Maureen F. Zakowski, M.D.
        Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center / Weil Cornell School of 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.

    Physicians can earn a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the CME activities within the February 22-24, 2018 Interactive Microscopy Course.

    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 20 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 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. There will be no refunds for cancellations 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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