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2019, October 27-30: USCAP - Arthur Purdy Stout Society


Oct. 27-30, 2019 - Palm Springs, California

24 CME / 24 SAMs

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This second-edition, co-branded interactive microscopy course presents the synergistic union of expert surgical pathologists from the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society and from USCAP, collaborating (through the education of pathologists) to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic surgical pathology.  For example, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, but for some notoriously problematic lesions, the rate is even higher. 

This faculty’s review of the literature and clinical experience as consultant surgical pathologists have clearly documented areas in diagnostic surgical pathology that remain problematic even for experienced pathologists.  Examples include the categorization of proliferative breast lesions, bladder biopsies, small glandular proliferations in the prostate and inflammatory skin lesions.

This course attempts to eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolve them using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections and immuno-stains.  The role of newer adjunctive molecular tests will also be discussed where appropriate.  The intent is to address medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice.

Engage this expert faculty and their relevant contemporary topics in an intimate learning environment by selecting Add to Cart above to become immersed in this multi-organ approach to diagnostic accuracy!

There is ample time to explore Palm Springs from mid-century modern architecture to desert hikes, trendy restaurants, coffee houses and bars. First class mentoring in a world class destination!


  • Discuss the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic surgical pathology
  • Explore the role of newer adjunctive tissues and their appropriate use
  • Address medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice


  • Marisa Nucci, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School


  • Steven D. Billings, MD
    Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD
    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Laura W. Lamps, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Adeboye O. Osunkoya, MD
    Emory University
  • Stuart J. Schnitt, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 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). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 24 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.


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.