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2019, May 22-24: USCAP - Practical Neuropathology for Today’s Practice

$999.00

May 22-24, 2019

18 CME / 18 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Neuropathology cases provide a particular challenge for practicing surgical pathologists because they are less common than cases from other organ systems, typically comprising fewer than 1% of cases in most practices, and are relatively more complex. Consequently, pathologists have less experience with neuropathology which translates to less comfort in making diagnoses. These mentoring sessions with experts are intended to provide practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training with strategies relating to how to approach a case, differential diagnostic considerations, ancillary testing useful to resolving differential diagnoses, and the clinical implications of their diagnostic decisions. This is your opportunity to increase your comfort level, confidence and expertise in the interpretation and classification of neuropathology cases you will inevitably see in your diverse practices.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Develop an approach to handling commonly encountered lesions of the central nervous system
  • Learn how to generate differential diagnoses for neuropathologic cases encountered in routine practice
  • Understand how effectively to employ ancillary testing to resolve differential diagnostic possibilities
  • Refine communication skills in conveying important information in the final report of neuropathologic lesions
  • Increase confidence and comfort in dealing with neuropathology

COURSE DIRECTOR

  • Richard A. Prayson, M.D., MEd
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

FACULTY

  • Mark L. Cohen, M.D.
    University Hospitals of Cleveland, National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
  • Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, M.D.
    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • Anthony T. Yachnis, M.D.
    University of Florida College 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.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 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 (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Continuing Certification.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 18 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.