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2019, October 23-26: Interactive Microscopy with Authors of the Fascicles


October 23-26, 2019

26.5 CME / 26.5 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies


Diagnostic surgical pathology is a rapidly evolving field, informed by discoveries in molecular genetics and improvements in tumor classification.  Uterine, hepatic, bone, lymphoma, gastroesophageal and soft tissue tumor pathology are examples of subspecialty areas that have made dramatic changes in recent years.  Surgical pathologists must become familiar with recent changes in tumor classification, recently developed diagnostic markers, recently discovered molecular genetic alterations and evolving diagnostic criteria for neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders in surgical pathology.  They must also be intuitively conversant with relevant differential diagnoses, ordering appropriate panels of markers and molecular tests, and applying diagnostic criteria to arrive at specific diagnoses.

As a companion interactive microscopy course to the “Fascicles”, and with a superbly experienced and creative, visually motivated faculty, this USCAP-ARP experience promises unparalleled mentoring in an aesthetic ambiance, driven by the art of microscopic images.


  • Develop a differential diagnosis for a wide range of tumor types
  • Apply immunohistochemistry to help resolve the differential diagnosis
  • Understand the role of molecular genetic testing for tumor diagnosis


  • Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.

    Harvard Medical School

  • Elizabeth A. Montgomery, M.D.

    Johns Hopkins University


  • G. Petur Nielsen, M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
  • Esther Oliva, M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
  • Dennis P. O'Malley, M.D.
  • Michael Torbenson, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic

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 26.5 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 (CC).

Physicians can earn a maximum of 26.5 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.