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2019, Jan. 8-10: A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions


Jan. 8-10, 2019

17 CMEs / 17 SAMs

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This interactive microscopy course, taught by experts from Harvard Medical School, Stanford 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.

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


    • Kimberly H. Allison, M.D.
      Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Timothy M. D'Alfonso, M.D.
      Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Deborah Dillon, M.D.
      Harvard Medical School

    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 8-10, 2019 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 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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