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2020, Feb 5-8: Patologia Interactiva: Actualización basada en casos


February 5-8, 2020

30 CME
30 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

The discipline of pathology is in constant evolution. The pathologist is required to stay current in practice developments that impact patient care, from changes in practice recommendations to emerging diagnostic criteria and ancillary techniques. Continuing medical education exists for this purpose. Pathologists practicing in Spanish-speaking countries, however, may find it challenging to stay updated. First, most of the peer-reviewed literature is in English. Second, most of the consensus and evidence-based recommendations by international organizations and professional societies (such as the World Health Organization and the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting) are also primarily in English. Finally, the discovery and characterization of new diagnostic entities and ancillary tools, as well as the implementation of novel practices, often occurs first in English-speaking institutions. Optimal training and proficiency in pathology, as well as successful implementation of practice recommendations, need to diversify by incorporating the learner's primary language. With this in mind, USCAP’s intention with this course is to provide high-quality continuing medical education in Pathology completely in Spanish, in the context of an intimate mentoring environment that simulates residency training.

Como disciplina, la Patologia siempre esta en constante evolucion. Es necesario que el patologo se mantenga actualizado en los desarrollos de la practica importantes para el manejo de pacientes, desde cambios en guias de manejo hasta el surgimiento de nuevos criterios diagnosticos y herramientas ancilares. En este proceso de actualizacion, patologos practicando en paises de habla hispana requieren informacion en su idioma. Desafortunadamente, la mayoria de publicaciones, incluyendo recomendaciones escritas por organismos internacionales como la OMS, son escritas primariamente en ingles. Una educacion optima en patologia, que promueva una implementacion exitosa de los ultimos avances y recomendaciones, tiene que incorporar el idioma primario del practicante. Con esta importante premisa en mente, este curso organizado por USCAP busca ser una fuente de informacion de alta calidad y un formato practico e interactive completamente en Español.


  • Provide a comprehensive review of relevant and contemporary topics in pathology, completely in Spanish
  • Develop a practical, step-wise approach to the differential diagnoses in dermatopathology, neuropathology, genitourinary, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, breast, soft tissue, bone head and neck pathology
  • Appraise the current diagnostic criteria and systems for reporting in cytopathology
  • Appraise, through the review of challenging and interesting examples, the role ofancillary testing and consultation
  • Proveer una revision completa de los topicos mas relevantes en patologia, completamente en el idioma Español.
  • Desarrollar un sistema de aborjade practico y sistematico en el diagnostico diferencial en dermatopatologia, neuropatología, patología mamaria, genitourinaria, ginecológica, gastrointestinal, de hueso, tejidos blandos y cabeza y cuello.
  • Comprender los ultimos sistemas de reporte y criterios diagnosticos correspondientes en citopatologia.
  • Analizar, a traves del estudio de ejemplos interesantes y dificiles, el papel de estudios ancilares y consulta en patologia.


  • Carlos Parra-Herran, MD
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto


  • Alejandro Contreras, MD
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago, MD
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Mercè Jordà, MD, PhD, MBA
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Darcy A. Kerr, MD
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Maria Martinez-Lage, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Andres Matoso, MD
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Victor G. Prieto, MD, PhD
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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 30 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 30 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.